Bible Study: ‘Joy-fully Lutheran’

LCMS National Convention   •   July 20-25, 2019   •   Tampa, Florida


In preparation for the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in July 2019, a special Bible study has been prepared relating to the convention theme, “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

The five-part study is particularly appropriate for congregational or group use during the Lent or Easter seasons, and it provides a joyful balance between learning theology and applying the God’s truths in our lives.

Most importantly, the Bible study consistently points us all to Christ Jesus as our true joy, and you will learn more about what it means to be “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

Based on 1 Thess. 5:16–18, the study explores what it means to “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Bible Study: Leader Guide     Bible Study: Participant Guide

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    • “Where True Joys are Found: Rejoice Always” — Learn where true and lasting joy is found.

    • “Joyful Worship: Pray without Ceasing” — Learn how God delivers this joy to you.

    • “Joyful Vocations: Give Thanks in All Circumstances” — Learn how to live in this joy each and every day.

    • “Joy in Suffering: For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” — Learn how true joy includes the difficult times in life.

    • “Joyful Expectation” — Learn how our trust in God’s promises teaches us to live in the hope of eternal joy.

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