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Concordia Adult Bible Class

Summary: Dig deeper into God's Word with Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX.

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 tHE aBNORMAL lIFE: Changing on Purpose-The One Debt You Want | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3178

Many people struggle with out-of-control debt. God’s call is that we steward the resources He has given us faithfully and avoid debt as much as possible. Yet, there is one debt God wants us to have: the debt to love each other. On Pastor Tucker’s 25th Ordination Anniversary, President Kieschnick shares how the continuing debt to love each other is part of the pastoral ministry and every Christian’s ministry.

 tHE aBNORMAL lIFE: Changing on Purpose-Giving Grace, Telling Truth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3431

As Christians, we are called to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). Holding love, or grace, and truth and tension can be difficult. Sometimes, we are tempted to tell someone the truth self-righteously, lambasting them to make a point. Other times, we are tempted to avoid a tough conversation, preferring to offer them instead encouragement even when they need to be confronted in sin. When Jesus meets a woman caught in adultery in John 8, He holds grace and truth in perfect tension. He does not condemn her, but He also does not sanction her sin.

 tHE aBNORMAL lIFE: Changing on Purpose-Learning to Forgive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3680

When someone wounds you deeply, to put it mildly, it is difficult to forgive. Yet, forgiveness is what we are called to by God, for God Himself is forgiving. The prophet Jonah despised this attribute of God. He says, “I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity” (Jonah 4:2). Yet, if we do not forgive, we are bound by those who hurt us. When we forgive, however, we are freed!

 tHE aBNORMAL lIFE: Changing on Purpose-Living with Loneliness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3544

According to a study conducted by the AARP, 44 million people struggle with loneliness. This same study found 35% are chronically lonely, a 15% from ten years ago. Loneliness is epidemic. Jesus can sympathize with our loneliness. In His hour of deepest need – as He was on His way to the cross – His dear disciples were scattered. It is because of Jesus’ loneliness that He makes the promise to never leave us alone.

 tHE aBNORMAL lIFE: Changing on Purpose-Leadership God’s Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3788

Many people struggle with finding time for God in Bible study and prayer. For husbands and fathers, being rooted and grounded in these things is especially important, since they are called to lead their families spiritually. On Father’s Day, we reflect on the promise that a man who is grounded in God’s Word has the strength to lead his family faithfully and well.

 tHE aBNORMAL lIFE: Changing on Purpose-Ask Anything 11:00 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3453

God is in the business of asking people to do seemingly strange things. In the book of Hosea, God asks the prophet to take a prostitute as a wife. The prophet and the prostitute – what a combination! But through this odd coupling, God teaches Israel about being faithful to Him. Will we be faithful to God, even during difficult times?

 tHE aBNORMAL lIFE: Changing on Purpose-Ask Anything 9:30am | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3560

God is in the business of asking people to do seemingly strange things. In the book of Hosea, God asks the prophet to take a prostitute as a wife. The prophet and the prostitute – what a combination! But through this odd coupling, God teaches Israel about being faithful to Him. Will we be faithful to God, even during difficult times?

 Living on Purpose: Living with Regrets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3373

We all have regrets. Past mistakes, failings, fallings, and sins can scar our souls in significant ways. How do we move past these things and live with the chazowns that God has given us? The key is Godly sorrow, otherwise known as repentance. Rather than beating ourselves up over our past mistakes, we need to sorrowfully bring them to Christ so that he can forgive them and give us a fresh start.

 Living on Purpose: What Matters Most | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3366

During Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. We also remember that every life will eventually end. With this in mind, it is worth it to ponder whether or not we are living with eternity in mind. For Paul, what matters most is “knowing Christ and the power of his resurrection.” For this is the key to eternal life. Does this matter the most to us too?

 Living on Purpose: Ready, Set, Go! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3270

Now that we have discovered our spiritual gifts and have thought about our vocations, how can we move toward intentionally living out God’s purpose for our lives? This is where having a plan of action comes into play! Jesus notes that for building projects and in wars, there is always a plan of action. Do you have a plan of action for your life? You need to be ready and set to go!

 Living on Purpose: Getting Spoked Up! (Part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3515

There are three other major spokes in our vocational wheel. They include our health, our work, and our finances. The goal in these areas is that we would be, as Paul writes of himself, “commended in every way” (verse 4) even when things get difficult, as they certainly were in Paul’s life. We want to be found faithful.

 Living on Purpose: Getting Spoked Up! (Part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3646

When people get excited about something, they will often speak of “getting stoked up,” like embers in a fire. God wants us to get stoked up about the different vocations he has for us. We can look at these vocations like spokes in a wheel – we need to faithfully live out several vocations at once to make our life roll forward. For the next two weeks, we will talk about getting spoked up! That is, we will discover what spokes God has placed in the wheel of our vocations. We begin with our two primary vocations – seeking God’s kingdom and sharing God’s kingdom.

 Living on Purpose: Putting it on Paper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3270

Crafting a personal purpose statement helps bring clarity to the ways in which God has gifted you to live for Him. Writing it down allows you to revisit your purpose statement time and time again and discern whether or not you are being faithful to God’s purpose for your life. When God comes to Habakkuk and asks him to write down a revelation, the Hebrew word for “revelation” in verse 3 is chazown. The chazown that God wants Habakkuk to write down has to do with righteousness before God. What chazown is God asking you to write down?

 Living on Purpose: Uniquely You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3480

Our unique chazowns are rooted in the spiritual gifts God has given us. In order to discern our spiritual gifts, we need to ask what we love, what upsets us when it is not done or done incorrectly, what our past experiences are, and be familiar with the areas in which we have consistently been affirmed.

 Living on Purpose: Getting to Your Purpose on Purpose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3339

Far too many people drift through their lives aimlessly, not knowing what they will do next. Or, when they do make plans, they do not make them with God in mind. When you reach the last day of your life, will you be where God has designed you to be? Or, will you simply live and die without purpose?

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