September 02, 2017
Join us for Adult Bible Study
The Adult Bible Study class at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fox Chapel meets every Sunday, September through May, in the Conference Room from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Parents are welcome to attend while their children are in Sunday School. A long-term commitment is not necessary. Simply come when you can! All adults and high school students are welcome.
Current Class Topic
Starting September 10, 2017, 9:15 a.m., we will follow The Voice of Martyrs – I Am N book and learn about persecuted Christians in other parts of the world, and what we can do to help them. Learn more about this study below.
Also, on September 17, 2017, 9:15 a.m., join us for a film presentation of Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation. The film commemorates the Reformation’s 500th anniversay and was recorded in Germany and Rome.
On Mondays, 10:30 a.m., September 11 – October 2, 2017, join us for Women’s Bible Study in the GSLC conference room. More about Women’s Bible Study here.
More from the The Voice or Martyrs – I Am N book:
When Islamic State (ISIS) militants moved into northern Iraq, they began identifying Christian-owned property with the Arabic letter “n” painted on homes, businesses and churches. This single letter conveyed the powerful accusation that the occupants were people who followed Jesus of Nazareth rather than Islam. To be labeled “n” in a community dominated by Muslim extremists is a life-changing identity.
Any person who makes a faith commitment to Jesus, any person who chooses to be “n”, pays a high cost. Without warning, some Christians have been dragged from their homes and businesses by armed militants and are never seen again. Pastors have been beheaded. Teenagers have been forced into service to ISIS or been raped, beaten, mutilated, and left for dead. Even young children who will not renounce Jesus have been shot. Once they are identified, Christians who refuse to convert to Islam must pay an excessively high tax, leave everything behind and flee, or die.
Our goal in this study series is not to elicit pity for persecuted Jesus followers in hostile Muslim countries. Nor is this study intended to stimulate any hatred toward Muslims. God is doing a powerful work in the midst of the chaos and evil that is currently causing such upheaval in the Muslim world and beyond. Many followers of Jesus see in their moderate Muslim neighbors a deep hunger to know the truth about Jesus and the Bible. In response, they are eager to reach out to spiritually hungry Muslims and share the love an truth of Jesus – even when doing so may get them or their loved ones beaten, tortured or killed.
Our intent for this study is simply to share the stories of persecuted Christians so you’ll stand with them, care for them, encourage them and pray for them. We dare not let them stand alone of suffer in silence. Our desire is for Christians around the world to recognize those persecuted followers of Jesus in the family of God and to embrace them in that intimate unity: “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body” (Hebrews 13:3 KJV).
Previous Topics in the Adult Bible Study Class
Church Celebrations and the Church Year
Religion in Film: The Seven Deadly Sins
The 12 Minor Prophets
Observing Festivals of the Church Year
Augsburg Fortress Bible Study
Practical Prayer Study
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