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Book of Faith Bible Study

Book of Faith Logo“Book of Faith” is an initiative of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America to engage Christians in thoughtful, deep, and consistent conversation with Holy Scripture.

As a “Book of Faith” congregation, Lutheran Church of Honolulu is committed to energizing our ministry and our mission by engaging scripture through study, prayer, conversation, music, and art. Examples of this commitment include devotions and study by the Congregational Council before each meeting, a weekly Book of Faith Bible Study, selection of worship music and anthems that help “tell the story” of the appointed Biblical readings, and lectionary-based preaching.

During the next year we are encouraging every ministry, committee, and task-force of the congregation to include the reading and study of scripture as part of their time together. Join us as we committ ourselves to fluency in the “first language of our faith”—Holy Scripture.

The Book of Faith Bible Study meets each Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Boardroom.

The topic for October, November, and December is Luther’s Large Catechism.

2009 Bible Study Schedule
DateTopicBible Lesson
September 24 The First Commandment  
October 1 The Second & Third Commandments Using God’s name
A Swear by any other name
Sanctifying the Holy Day
Modern use (and abuse) of the Holy Day
Sabbat and Shabbat
October 8 The Fourth Commandment The roles of parent and child in ancient times
How do we "honor parents as childeren
What does modern society say about honoring our Kupuna?
October 15 The Fifth & Sixth Commandments Degrees of death- How far can we go?
The role of government in capital punishment
Human relationships and sacred trust
The institution of marriage
October 22 The Seventh & Eighth Commandment Keeping your neighbor- harder than you think
Our relationship with "stuff"
Keeping honor and honesty
The value of your word and witness
October 29 The Ninth and Tenth Commandments Coveting: national pastime or passing fancy?
Role of desire in ancient and modern times
Cultural ramifications of coveting
November 5 1st Article of the Apostles’ Creed God as Creator
November 12 2nd Article of the Apostles’ Creed God as Redeemer
November 19 3rd Article of the Apostles’ Creed God as Sanctifier
November 26 No Class Thanksgiving Day
December 3 The Lord’s Prayer: overview and petitions 1 & 2 Holiness and the kingdom in the Bible
December 10 The Lord’s Prayer: Petitions 3 & 4 God’s will, and daily bread (parables of power and bread)
December 17 The Lord’s Prayer: Petitions 5–7 Loving neighbor, loving self
December 24 No Class Christmas Eve

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