Study God's Word for You

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On Thursdays, Pastor Walt offers two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, we will study:   

John 6:51-58

[Jesus said,] 51“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
  52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

Thursday Bible Study - There is a place to you!

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This week, Pastor Walt will be offering two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, we will study:   

John 6:35, 41-51

35Jesus said to [the crowd,] “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 41Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Jo Jo's Bible Study - BACK ON!

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This week, Pastor Walt will be resuming his weekly Bible Study at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, we will study:   

John 6:24-35

24When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were [beside the sea,] they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 32Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
 35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

7:30 Bible Study location changed on July 5

Pastor Walt is back from  Houston and the ELCA Youth Gathering.

 

The 7:30 a.m. Bible Study will happen at Panera in the Burnsville Center this week.

The 9:00 am Study is canceled for the rest of July.  

 

This week's text to study:  

Mark 6:1-13

1[Jesus] came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6And he was amazed at their unbelief. 
  Then he went about among the villages teaching. 7He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Study Sunday's Scripture At St. James

The preaching text for this coming week - Sunday - June 24 - comes from the Gospel of Mark. 

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This week, Pastor Walt will be leading two discussions of this preaching text.  

On Thursday Morning - Rise and Bible will be reading and studying this text (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville.

Also on Thursday Morning - Preacher's Bible Study will be meeting to do the same at 9:00 a.m. at St. James in the Koinonia Room. 

 

Mark 4:35-41

35When evening had come, [Jesus said to the disciples,] “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Study Sunday's Scripture At St. James

The preaching text for this coming week - Sunday - June 10 - comes from the Gospel of Mark. 

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This week, Pastor Walt will be leading two discussions of this preaching text.  

On Thursday Morning - Rise and Bible will be reading and studying this text (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville.

Also on Thursday Morning - Preacher's Bible Study will be meeting to do the same at 9:00 a.m. at St. James in the Koinonia Room. 

 

Mark 3:20-35

[Jesus went home;] 20and the crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and the disciples] could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.
  28“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—30for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
  31Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” 33And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

Study Sunday's Scripture At St. James

The preaching text for this coming week - Sunday - June 3 - comes from the Gospel of Mark. 

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This week, Pastor Walt will be leading two discussions of this preaching text.  

On Thursday Morning - Rise and Bible will be reading and studying this text (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville.

Also on Thursday Morning - Preacher's Bible Study will be meeting to do the same at 9:00 a.m. at St. James in the Koinonia Room. 

 

Mark 2:23--3:6

One sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”
Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

Study Sunday's Scripture At St. James

The preaching text for this coming week - Holy Trinity Sunday - May 27 - comes from the Gospel of John. 

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This week, Pastor Walt will be leading two discussions of this preaching text.  

On Thursday Morning - Rise and Bible will be reading and studying this text (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville.

Also on Thursday Morning - Preacher's Bible Study will be meeting to do the same at 9:00 a.m. at St. James in the Koinonia Room. 

 

John 3:1-17

1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” 4Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” 5Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ 8The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?
  11“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
  16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
  17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”