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Adult Bible Study

Rev. Richard Rhoades (First Lutheran Church in Galveston) leads this 2022 Theology Class with the book "To The Christian Nobility of the German Nation" by Martin Luther. This book greatly transformed our culture and church into what it is today.

Luther was the leader of the Protestant Reformation, and this work is the first of three tracts written by him in 1520 and attacked the corruptions of the Church and the abuses of its authority, and asserted the right of the layman to spiritual independence.

Luther's 2nd tract was "Concerning Christian Liberty," where he expounded the doctrine of justification by faith, and gave a complete presentation of his theological position.

In his 3rd tract, "Babylonish Captivity of the Church," he criticized the sacramental
system, and set up the Scriptures as the supreme authority in religion.

Luther had published his German translation of the New Testament in 1522, and he and his collaborators completed the translation of the Old Testament in 1534, when the whole Bible was published. He continued to work on refining the translation until the end of his life.

  1. Luthers Works: Session 4

    Session 4 of Rev. Richard Rhoades' Summer Theology Class - a discussion of Luther's Devotional Writings! The class meets Wednesdays at 9:30am in the Conference Room next to the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $12 for the book and you may join in any week during the duration of the summer. Check out all of our Theology Classes by Rev. Rhoades on our website: firstlutherangalveston.com/theology-classes

  2. Luthers Works: Session 6

    Session 6 of Rev. Richard Rhoades' Summer Theology Class - a discussion of Luther's Devotional Writings! The class meets Wednesdays at 9:30am in the Conference Room next to the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $12 for the book and you may join in any week during the duration of the summer. Check out all of our Theology Classes by Rev. Rhoades on our website: firstlutherangalveston.com/theology-classes

  3. Luthers Works: Session 7

    Session 7 of Rev. Richard Rhoades' Summer Theology Class - a discussion of Luther's Devotional Writings! The class meets Wednesdays at 9:30am in the Conference Room next to the Fellowship Hall. Check out all of our Theology Classes by Rev. Rhoades on our website: firstlutherangalveston.com/theology-classes SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YouTube CHANNEL: SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YouTube CHANNEL: youtube.com/c/Firstlutherangalveston

  4. Prayer Is A Trusting Relationship With God

    In this 8th and final session of our study of Luther's Devotional Writings, we look closely at the final petition of the Lord's Prayer: "And Deliver Us From Evil. Amen." First we see that this is the last thing that we should pray for because, in our suffering, we are brought closer to God.The devil tries to use pain and suffering to distract us from a relationship with God. We pray from our heart, trusting God, so it's all about God, not us. Prayer is trusting, and we can have confidence because God loves us and wants want is best for us.

  5. Theology Class: Session 4, Part 2

    Rev. Richard Rhoades leads this 2022 Theology Class with the book "To The Christian Nobility of the German Nation" by Martin Luther. This book greatly transformed our culture and church into what it is today. This is for Session 4, Part 2. All videos are archived here and may be viewed at any time: firstlutherangalveston.com/theology-classes

  6. Theology Class: Session 4, Part 1

    Rev. Richard Rhoades leads this 2022 Theology Class with the book "To The Christian Nobility of the German Nation" by Martin Luther. This book greatly transformed our culture and church into what it is today. This is for Session 4, Part 1. All videos are archived here and may be viewed at any time: firstlutherangalveston.com/theology-classes