"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... And the Word became flesh and lived among us... From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." (John 1:1, 14a, 16)
Studying the Scriptures
The Word our God has spoken so eloquently is the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Martin Luther has described the Bible as the manger that holds the Christ. We are blessed to receive the living, written and preached Word of God as a means of grace, a channel through which God's love flows into our individual lives and our community. We value the written Word as "a lamp to our feet and a light to our path" (Psalm 119:106). We gather to study the Word of God, but more importantly to learn to dwell in it.
Opportunities for Faith-Based Conversations
We believe that words also serve the Word. Interspersed with our Bible study series we enjoy book discussions, looking for the intersection of faith and life in others' and in our own lives. Whether delving into devotional reading, biographies, history or literature, we look for God's fingerprints on the world and we listen for God's call to our hearts. Assigned reading becomes a springboard for the personal sharing of our own faith stories. Books bind community!