Sunday’s from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Study
“Sharing the Mission of our Savior in Song”
Dr. Robert Morgan is one of the foremost historians of Christian Hymnody. Many of you have viewed his Great Hymns video stories through our email devotions or listened to his stories on Our Redeemer Lutheran Radio. Now Dr. Morgan is back again with the 7-part series on the who, what, where, when and why of the music and hymns of the Christian faith.
WHAT: From the early Biblical hymns to the Contemporary worship songs of today we see how the hand of God reaches out and touches us with the gift of music. Each class will explore a different era of Christian hymnody, examples of hymns from each era, and time for discussion. The session will end with an opportunity to view one of the Worship 101 Hymn Stories that may be related to that particular era. There will certainly be some singing too.
WHO: Dr. Robert Morgan is one of the foremost historians in the study of Christian Hymns. His “Then Sings My Soul” book collection has sold over two million copies! Many, many months of research and years of experience have been devoted to this compelling project. His knowledge of Hymnody is unsurpassed, and his story-telling ability make the history come alive. Dr. Morgan is teaching pastor at the Donnelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN. He has more than 35 books in print, with 5 million sold in multiple languages. He is a frequent writer in Turning Point Magazine and a great friend of Dr. David Jeremiah. He, and his late wife Katrina, have three daughters and fourteen grandchildren.
WHY: Good question! What’s the big deal about looking into the history of Christian songs and music? The answer can be easily found in your heart. We are created in the “image” of God. God is the creator of music; heaven is filled with it. Hearts are lightened, spirits are lifted, and our whole being is often changed when we hear the strains of praise and worship coming from our lips. Looking into the past and seeing how God has brought forth songs in the midst of pain and difficulty often encourages us to keep the faith during our trials. Styles of music may change over the centuries but God’s call to worship has not. Sit back, join in, and enjoy the walk through history as we hear how men and women of faith expressed their love for God in times of joy, tribulation, triumph, and defeat. The series is provided to us by Grace 101 Ministries.
SESSION TITLES & TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
- Biblical Era
- Ancient Greek Era
- Latin-Medieval Era:
- German Hymn Era
- English Hymn Era
- Gospel Song Era – April 2, 9, & 16
- Praise/Worship & Contemporary Era – April 23, May 7
NEW! Sunday School for 3-5 year olds
Come to study God’s Word and learn more about what Jesus has done for us – His children. NEW is the added class for 3-5 year olds that will be reviewing a 6-week curriculum called The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross. It’s a Bible-based curriculum from The Good Book Company. Here is what the series is about:
Journey from the Garden of Eden to God’s perfect new creation to understand why Jesus’ death and resurrection are good news for us.
This series takes children on a journey from the Garden of Eden to God’s perfect new creation. It is a gospel presentation that focuses on the significance of the temple curtain. God said “because of your sin you can’t come in”, but the moment the curtain tore in two, everything changed.
Children will learn why Jesus died and rose again and why that’s the best news ever.
This bestselling book is written by Carl Laferton, who is also the author of God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook, and serves as series editor of the God’s Word for You series.