During the programming year, LCP offers pastor led adult bible studies.
What can you expect at an LCP bible study?
Well, we dig into the Word of God and listen. Our job is to properly distinguish Law and Gospel. Where does the text convict us (Law) and where does the text raise us to new life (Gospel)? Our focus is on how this Word affects us, and is all about Law and Gospel, death and resurrection, old and new.
As we go through the Bible, we keep this notion of Law and Gospel at the forefront as we live as baptized Christians. And living our baptisms means keeping an eye on old/new; death/resurrection; Law/Gospel. As Paul writes in Romans 6, so too is our attention in life:
What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For whoever has died is freed from sin. 8 But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
We are alive to God in Christ Jesus. And as we go through the Bible, we keep an eye on this Good News, this Great News, that while we were yet sinners, Christ came to us.