Sunday Bible Classes
Sundays 9:00 AM
What's a Person Worth?
Our measure of achievement rises above the accolades of a vain world and a confused heart, to heaven itself.
Culture watchdogs note that the more traditional societies measure personal worth in terms of honor. Honor is given to those who fulfill their assigned roles in the community, whether as citizen, ruler, teacher, parent, child, etc. Modern society measures personal worth in terms of dignity. We give ourselves the right to develop our own identity and self, free from any socially assigned expectation.
So the pressure is on for everyone's dignity to be more honorable than their peers', or their parents'. Curiously, parents create a pressure cooker of competition for their kids, trying to raise children who excel in everything. And so the family becomes the garden where a craving for success is first cultivated.
This competition for success exerts itself in every arena of life: schooling, business, sports, politics, and even church. High achievement is so valued that it can, in its own deceptive way, become an idol. Achievement itself is not wrong, and the Bible pushes us toward personal improvement and doing our best-for God and for others.
What is great in God's kingdom, however, is often least valued in the ways of this world. So the Bible highlights those who are considered least in society-fraudulent tax collectors, dirty prostitutes, the sick and the poor, the underprivileged and jobless, lost sons, widows, social rejects, failures, and those suffering discrimination and other injustice. These are the Bible heroes and high achievers, since greatness in God's terms comes by his grace. It's a gift to those who wouldn't find it otherwise.
In God's world his faith-filled children can win by losing and can receive by giving. Our status is linked more to his achievements of divine power and mercy than our own weak-willed efforts. Our dignity is no less than that of Jesus Christ himself, whose death and resurrection define us beginning at our baptism.
"Find your value in my work before your own," God says, urging us toward accomplished fact rather than speculative possibility. The Bible calls believers "God's workmanship" (Ephesians 2:10) for a reason. When we finally see ourselves as the work of God, then our own work is always in his name, and always blessed in ways beyond our understanding. Our measure of achievement rises above the accolades of a vain world and a confused heart, to heaven itself. Graced with God's affirmation of "I made you and I redeemed you to be someone special" we put our feet on the floor another day, take another step, and make a meaningful difference.
PRAYER: Success and value have been so redefined by our world, dear God. In the sea of confusion keep me from drowning in its powerful surges or drifting slowly away from your safe harbor. Steer me constantly along the course of your grace, forgiveness, and mercy so that I find my worth and my destiny in you. And send me-your very own work-to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Let your peace bring assurance and security to those whose jobs are in jeopardy or have been terminated, and to those whose work has become a burden. Amen.
We are studying the 2nd Article (Christ's Person).
Wednesday Evening Bible Class
Back from Christmas break and better than ever!
6pm each Wednesday night.
John Bible Study
Every Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM
Want a great way to start your day? What's better than the
good news in the book of John?
Classes are Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 PM
Sermons are Live on Facebook!
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Come Join Choir!
Choir practice Wednesdays at 7pm. Any member interested in singing is welcome. No auditions.
Marriage Retreat in January
This past fall we had a six week marriage Bible Study, reviewing and discussing God's plan and directions for marriage. Next month is another great opportunity to deepen your marriage - a weekend retreat in Chattanooga with other couples to grow in your marriage.
The registration deadline is past, but I believe there is still room. Check it out.
God's richest blessings as you seek his love a guidance each day to be the spouse God has called you to be.
Saturday, February 16 at 5:30 PM
Please RSVP on the sheet in the Narthex
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VALENTINE’S DINNER
Adult Helpers: 1. Decorations Leader 2. Kitchen Leader/ Table Service 3. Photo Booth 4. Child Care 5. Talent Show
Youth: 1. Setting Up 2. Serving 3. Child Care 4. Talent Show 5. Clean up
You can search online anytime to see what is in our library collection! Here's the link or you can click on the Church Library link from this LOG Website. About to buy that book from amazon.com or make a trip to the public library? Wait...check our church library first! We might have it! We now have 186 titles plus 21 DVD's in our collection. If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up and you would like to donate a book to the church library in honor of a special event or person, please see Gwen Smith at church or you can e-mail me at email@example.com or call me at 256-506-1024.
To God be the Glory!
Anyone can come to the fellowship room on Fridays (10 AM to noon) and join with others working on their own arts and crafts projects. The Craft Circle is the place to come to relax and work on any sort of project you want to!! Our ladies have worked on cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, scrapbooking, quilts, beading and jewelry, or just come and relax~! Come and join the ladies~feel free to bring a friend. She works with her hands in delight...Proverbs 31:13
Bible Reading on the Go!
Would you like a free app for your iphone or ipad for bible reading? The Bible Gateway Bible App offers many wonderful ways to experience Bible reading and Bible study, including:
More than 90 different Bible translations, including NIV. Easy-to-use and reliable Bible search, both online and offline. Daily Bible verse in the translation of your choice Daily Bible reading plans Bible audio in a number of different translations and styles.
Here is the link to get it at itunes
Here is the WELS Connection that is played once a month after service if you would like to rewatch it or share with a friend!
Lamb of God Coming Events
Pastor will be out of town Wednesday through Friday. Please contact Gary Anthony for any of your needs during this time at 256-356-6968.
Friday 1/18 Craft Circle 10 AM
Saturday 1/19 Mary Martha Meeting 9 AM
Sunday 1/20 Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 9 AM
Monday 1/21 BOCE Meeting 6:30 PM
Worship Service w/Communion 10:30 AM
Council Meeting 6PM
Tuesday 1/22 John Bible Study 6:30 AM
Wednesday 1/23 Confirmation Class 4:30 PM
Bible Study 6 PM
Friday 1/25 Craft Circle 10 AM
Saturday 1/26 Men’s Breakfast 7:30AM
Sunday 1/27 Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 9 AM
Worship Service 10:30 AM
1/28 Elders Meeting 5:30 PM