Didache – Teaching of the Twelve – September 18, 2022

Didache – Teaching of the Twelve – September 18, 2022

Service for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Bill Marler, pastor | 8:00 and 10:30 | Didache (Teaching of the Twelve) Sermon and Study Series



Special thanks to all who helped to make this service and broadcast possible:
Rev. Bill Marler, DCE Jason Glaskey, organist Betty Lingenfelter, Altar Guild, Board of Elders, and all of our volunteers!


Join us at Immanuel for a ten-week sermon and study series with our pastor, Rev. Bill Marler.

“Didache” or “The Teaching of the Twelve” will explore the ancient teachings of Jesus’ twelve disciples. Come and hear!


The Didache (Teaching of the Twelve) was the Christian book/manual used as early as the second century, A.D., to catechize (to teach doctrine with the goal of making a new disciple of Christ) those who came or were brought to the Church as visitors and prospects for membership. It was a systematic treatment of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who trained His own chosen apostles that His doctrine would be the foundation of the Church He established:

Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 28:18-20

For three years Jesus’ twelve disciples received His divine instruction and training. After His resurrection on Easter, Jesus met them and “opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,” referring to the prophecies about the coming Messiah (Savior) that were included in the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) Luke 24:45

The first Christians congregation at Jerusalem was faithful; they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42

One of the chief purposes of the intentional interim ministry and the interim pastor is to preach and teach the essential, foundational truths of God’s Word. As your interim pastor, I will incorporate this into every aspect of my work and time among you, in many different formal and informal ways. Beginning on September 18, I will begin both a ten week sermon series accompanied by a ten session Sunday morning adult Bible class. It will be titled “Didache.”

Pray with me that all who attend will grow in knowledge of God and His ways and promises and in faith. These topics are identified as the basic teachings of the Christian religion, but they are also the most significant questions and issues facing human beings in this life, often known in philosophy and history as the “great existential questions.”

-Pastor Marler

Schedule For Didache Sermon Series and Adult Bible Class

(All dates are Sunday mornings: Worship 8:00 & 10:30/Bible Class 9:15 am)

September 18 Pentecost 15 Sermon: God the Father and Creator Genesis 1:1-3
Class: The Mystery of Origins (From Where, When, and How)

September 25 Pentecost 16 Sermon: Formed. Known, and Searched Ps. 139:1-4′ 13-16
Class: The Anthropological Mystery (Who are We? What is our Purpose?)

October 2 Pentecost 17 Sermon: Where the Fullness of God Dwells Col. 1:15-20
Class: The Christological Mystery (Who is Jesus of Nazareth?)

October 9 Pentecost 18 Sermon: The Greatest Gift By Far Ephesians 2:4-9
Class: The Soteriological Mystery (How Am I Saved for Heaven’s Sake?)

October 16 Pentecost 19 Sermon: The Power and Work of the Spirit Ephesians 4:3-16
Class: The Ecclesiological Mystery (The Holy Spirit’s Tireless Work)

October 23 Pentecost 20 Sermon: Stewards of the Mysteries of God 1 Corinthians 4:1
Class: The Means of Grace: Word and Sacrament

October 30 Reformation Sermon: It is His Truth That Frees Us John 8:286-32
Class: The Epistemological Mystery: The Word of God

November 6 Pentecost 22 Sermon: Just Visiting This Planet 1 Peter 2:9-12
Class: The Christian Life As Paradox

November 13 Pentecost 23 Sermon: The Lord’s Day in the Lord’s House Acts 2:42
Class: The Divine Service (What is Worship?)

November 20 Last Sunday in the Church Year! Sermon: A World Without End 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Class: The Eschatological Mystery (Death, Judgment Day, Hell, Heaven)

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