Six week class: September 13/14, 2023 – October 18/19, 2023
Wednesdays Online @ 1pm
Thursdays @ 1pm, Community Classroom
Who is the Holy Spirit, and how does she inspire our faith? How does the Spirit work in our lives as individuals, families, communities, and in the world at large? What would happen if we claimed the promise of our baptism – that the Spirit truly is with us, creating within our bodies the new life we have in Jesus Christ? Pastor Danielle will lead us in a discussion of these and other thought-provoking and faith-inspiring questions using the book Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives by Lois Malcolm. Drawing on Old & New Testament Scripture, Luther’s writings, and contemporary theology, Malcolm’s book invites readers to experience the Spirit’s creative life and power-precisely within the complexity of our everyday lives.
Books are available for $15 through the church (contact Pastor Danielle) or your favorite book seller. MORE BOOK INFO
Lois Malcom is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the login information for the online class or to get the recorded videos of each class.
weekly summaries posted each week
September 13/14 The Spirit in the Old Testament
This week we begin with the book’s Introduction & Chapter 1. In the Old Testament we see that the Spirit is at work “in the beginning” of creation, is active through the words of the prophets, and guides God’s chosen Messiah as well as God’s people. Read along in the book if you have a copy.
September 20/21 The Spirit of God in Jesus
This week we we continue with Chapter 2. In the New Testament we see that the Spirit is at work in the ministry of Jesus, inspiring him to follow God’s way: even to death on the cross Read along in the book if you have a copy and explore the scriptures noted in the attached handout.
September 27/28 The Spirit of Christ in Community
October 4/5 The Spirit Creates Faith
October 11/12 The Spirit Creates Love
October 18/19 The Spirit Creates Hope