Jesus said that students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher (Luke 6:40). As His disciples, we want to grow in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15). Finding our identity in Him (2 Corinthians 5:14-17). And learning to love as He first loved us (1 John 4:19). According to Jesus it’s by this love that others will know we are His disciples (John 13:35). It’s therefore not a surprise that His love motivates us to provide multiple ways in which people of all ages learn what it means to follow Jesus. For where Baptism begins this new life by the power of the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of infants and adults, it’s through the study of God’s Word that we learn to love Him along with the people He has placed in our life (2 Timothy 3:14-17). It’s why we are committed to providing Christian education as a means by which His disciples can live and grow and mature.

Learn more below about our Adult Bible Studies being offered here at Holy Cross:

New Horizons 55+ Members and Friends Carry In Meal and Study

New Horizons

Our 55+ members and friends meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:45am in the Friendship Hall for a carry in meal and Bible Study. It's a time of great fellowship, great food and great learning. Join us!

Sunday Morning Adult Study: The Foundations

Sundays, 9:30-10:30am in the Friendship Hall @ Holy Cross

Facilitator: Byron Hansen, 308-236-8603

Millions of Christians have decided that the Bible is out of date. They’ve decided that the words of Jesus aren’t always true. The Foundations—Ken Ham’s signature DVD series based on 30 years of ministry—reveals the alarming state of Christianity today.

It was thirteen years earlier that Ken Ham was last filmed for a major video series. A lot had changed since then. Terrorists had not yet flown planeloads of people into New York skyscrapers. The American economy was roaring. Tsunamis had not yet left millions of people asking “why?” America was not simultaneously fighting three different wars. And the president of the United States had not declared that America is no longer a Christian nation.

Today, possibly more than at any time in America’s history, a culture detached from God and willingly ignorant of His hand in creation and world events needs Jesus. But the church is not nearly as effective in reaching the lost as it was only a generation ago. There is a foundational reason.

In this hard-hitting yet often humorous new DVD series, popular Australian-born author Ken Ham uses modern events as the backdrop for the most important messages of his life. By combining his signature talks with cutting edge new graphics and current events headlines, Ham connects with viewers as never before!

This study meets Sunday mornings in the Friendship Hall from 9:30 - 10:30.

The Twelve Disciples: Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

This study of the twelve disciples can transform your life as you see how the Master can take the most fear-filled and faithless among us and empower us to be confident witnesses of his grace and forgiveness. In each of the first nine chapters, you'll study one of Jesus' disciples. The tenth chapter is devoted to three of the lesser known disciples. Each chapter contains a Scripture reading, personal and group discussion questions, a personal reflection, and concludes with a suggested activity or exercise to do either now or later.

Led by Verna Wood, this study meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30am in rooms 1&2.

Love and Respect: Wednesday Night Couple's Bible Study

Love and Respect

This study will answer three major questions in the 6+ hours of video:

Why do we negatively react to each other in marriage? This is explained in what is called the Crazy Cycle.

How do I best motivate my spouse? The Energizing Cycle answers this question.

What if my spouse does not respond to me? The Rewarded Cycle informs us what to do.

This study is for anyone: in marital crisis...wanting to stay happily married...who's feeling lonely. It's for engaged couples...victims of affairs...pastors and counselors seeking material that can save a marriage. A workbook ($10) will be used so please sign-up at the ministry center so your book can be ordered right away!

Led by Carol Larson, this 10-week study meets Wednesdays at 6:00PM in the church library, beginning September 6

Forever Changed: Wednesday Night Women's Bible Study

Forever Changed!

Join us as we look into the Gospel of Luke brought to you by Lisa Laizure from Connecting The Dots Ministries. In these video series you will learn how the words and life of Jesus can change your life and how you can connect the dots between your day to day life and your relationship with God.

Led by Sandy Brehmer, this 5-week study meets Wednesdays at 6:00PM in the Friendship Hall, beginning October 11

GodConnects: Wednesday Night Men's Bible Study

A video series with Reverend Gregory Seltz, GodConnects touches on 12 areas of the Christian faith:

Why Jesus? Why the Bible? God's Law. Nature of God. Who is Jesus Christ? Who is the Holy Spirit? Prayer. Baptism. Confession and Absolution. Communion. The End of Time. Christian Life.

Join us to learn the basic truths in all these areas of our faith.

Led by Pete Kotsiopulos, this study meets Wednesdays at 6:00PM in the church garage.

 

Men's Prayer Breakfast: Fridays at 6:30AM

Men, join us for breakfast, study and prayer at 6:30 Friday mornings. We are viewing the Ken Ham DVD series called The Foundations.

Today, possibly more than at any time in America's history, a culture detached from God and willingly ignorant of His hand in creation and world events needs Jesus. But the church is not nearly as effective in reaching the lost as it was only a generation ago. There is a foundational reason.

Millions of Christians have decided that the Bible is out of date. They've decided that the works of Jesus aren't always true. The Foundations DVD series reveals the alarming state of Christianity today - and what the church can do about it.

Contact Gene Beerbohm, 308-440-2449 or Rick Meyer, 308-627-1164.