Due to obvious time constraints, Sunday morning worship services can only go so far when it comes to studying God's Word. For a deeper understanding we offer 2 different Bible study groups. The Augsburg Club meets at St. Luke's in Bay Shore, and the Prince of Peace Bible Study meets at Prince of Peace in Brentwood. As the Psalmist writes, "Seek the Lord while He may be found.
The Augsburg Club
This is a unique Bible Study probably unlike any you've ever attended. The AC not only studies the Bible, but all faith subjects and topical themes of the day. Group members decide what to study next, and we have a blast doing it. Our focus is on Lutheran theology's proper distinctions of Law & Gospel, free will & bound will and their related topics. We do everything from text analysis, to open forum discussions, videos, and outside materials. No Biblical foreknowledge is needed, all are welcome, and all conversation is encouraged. You may learn more in one session than you have in 30 years in the pew! AC meets every Monday of the month (except the 4th Monday) from 7-8:30 pm in the lounge. Light refreshments are served. Who knew doing theology could be this much fun? Click the "More" tab for recent articles generated by the AC discussions.
Fall classes resume with the Annual Augsburg Club cookout by the lake. on September 10 at 7 PM. All present members and anyone looking to join the fall sessions are invited.
We will begin formal class on Monday, September 17 at 7 PM with a study and discussion of Oxford scholar Alister E. McGrath's book, "Luther's Theology of the Cross." Advance handouts for reading are available on the topic of "God's Humiliation of Man" as understood in Paul's writings and Luther's exposition.
Additionally we will be planning our fall agenda which will include studies of the Bible, topical discussions of the day's events, and Biblical and archaeological videos. We will also be inviting Msgr. Tom Coogan of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church for a discussion on Catholic theology and the theology of the cross.
Prince of Peace Bible Study
Don't like to travel at night? The PoP Bible Study may be just the right group for you. This marvelous study and discussion group meets every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at our sister congregation Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 800 Candlewood Road, in Brentwood, (just off 5th Avenue one mile East of Entenmann's). Their breakfast alone is worth coming for. Like the AC, the PoP Study group studies scripture, with other materials, and encourages lively discussion. "Probing" is this group's middle name. Join us Saturdays from 10:00 am-12 noon.