Bible Institute 2023
Sunday Afternoons in March | March 5, 12, 19 | 2:00 to 4:00pm
Bible Institute is fast approaching. As you may have heard, Immanuel’s FREE 2023 Institute will cover three Sunday afternoons: March 5, 12, and 19. We will be looking at Jesus Said WHAT?, a book produced by Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, MO.
Joplin’s Bible Institute has been hosted at Immanuel for many years, featuring a variety of topics led by lay leaders from our congregation. Adults young and old enjoy learning and discussing together as they grow in faith. We hope you will be able to join us!
Jesus Said What?
More Than Jarring Statements: Christ’s Real Teachings
These types of phrases are frequently taken out of context to use as arguments or reasoning against Christ’s love for His people. He does not shy away from the truth or difficult lessons. Learn the true meaning behind these seemingly harsh or difficult teachings through reflection and discussion questions in Jesus Said What?
Scripture Interprets Scripture
Pastor Chris Kennedy keeps this foundational rule of the Bible in place throughout the entirety of this book. He pushes you to ask questions such as these when reading jarring statements: “What else does Jesus say on this topic?” “What does the Old Testament say?” As you continue in your reading and look at His words in the greater biblical context, you’ll come away with a better understanding of His real intentions.
Five of Jesus’ Techniques
You will learn about these techniques to understand Christ’s teaching style in the Bible…