8:30AM & 11:00AM
402 Pekin St.,
Pastor: James Cravens
7:30 & 9:45AM Sunday
Gospel Evangelistic Center
426 N. Monroe St.
Senior pastor: O.S. Owens
11AM & 6PM Sunday
Solid Rock youth group:
Lutheran Church ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor Joe Bleakley
205 Pulaski St.,
Pastor Mark Carnahan
Pastor Kirk Cunningham
8:00 & 10:30AM Sunday
Radio, WLLM-AM 1370:
TV, Cable Channel 15:
United Methodist Church
302 Broadway St., Lincoln
Pastor: Larry Maffett
Sept-May: 8:30 &
1422 Pekin St.,
Pastor: David Mitchell
10:45AM & 6PM Sunday
about listing your congregation's worship information, please e-mail us
or call us at 217-732-7443.
rock band will perform
29, 2000] On
Saturday, Jan. 20, the Vineyard Cafe will welcome The Remnant.
The Remnant is a Christian rock band that is steadily growing in
popularity throughout central Illinois and has made the Vineyard
Cafe an annual stop in its increasing itinerary. Don't miss
the chance to see this fast-rising group in a free appearance to
launch the new year!
Vineyard Cafe is a Christian coffeehouse open to everyone.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and hot and cold drinks and baked goods will
be sold. The Cafe is at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, on
U.S. 51, one-half mile south of I-74, just south of Bloomington. For
more information, contact Steve at (309) 663-4943 or visit the
website at www.communityzone.com/community/vineyardcafe.
Shepherd considers the question
the Bible the Word of God?'
15, 2000] Examining
the Bible's claim to be the Word of God is the new class topic at
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Discussion, videos and lecture are
expected to continue from this Sunday into January.
specific subjects to be covered are: the Bible authors' own claims
that they were writing the inspired word of God; wrong reasons for
rejecting these claims; faulty presumptions that prevent an honest
assessment of the Bible; and logical reasons for not ruling out in
advance the possibility that an almighty God exists who intervenes
in, and communicates with, his creation.
of the course will feature videos from a series entitled "The
Faith Study," developed by Dr. Don Bierle. Bierle has a Ph.D.
in life sciences and formerly taught evolution as a biology
professor for 25 years. He was converted from a skeptical mocker of
Christianity to faith in Christ. He is executive director of H.l.S.
Ministries. Items covered in Bierle's books and tapes include
purpose and meaning in life, testing whether God exists, the New
Testament's authenticity and reliability, what Jesus said about
himself, and how he backed up his claims.
David, pastor at Good Shepherd, will lead the upcoming class series.
He recently attended one of Bierle's seminars and was able to talk
with this New Testament scholar and former biology professor not
only about evidences supporting the Bible but also about creation
and evolution. At the seminar, David determined that Bierle's videos
needed to be worked into an upcoming class series. David, who is
also an attorney, has for many years been a student of evidences
related to claims about Christ and the Bible.
primary focus of the class series will be upon the historical
integrity of New Testament eyewitness reports. Related questions to
be considered are authorship, dates of the writings and how the New
Testament was transmitted to us from 20 centuries ago.
main focus in the class series will be on the claim that Jesus is
God incarnate and the Christ. It is commonly thought that if he is
who he claimed to be, then it makes sense to give serious
consideration to his views about the writings of Old Testament
prophets, including accounts of miracles, and about the authority of
New Testament apostles to proclaim a message of repentance and
forgiveness of sin.
subjects to be covered are allegations that the Bible contains
contradictions; suggestions that it is irrational to regard the
Bible as God's Word; prophecy and fulfillment; consistency of
messages of Law and Gospel throughout the Bible; infallibility or
inerrancy of the Scriptures; the Bible's record of standing up to
attack; and its influence.
classes are not restricted to members of Good Shepherd. Anyone
interested need only show up. As in other adult classes at the
congregation, no one is called upon to participate, but those who
wish to read, ask questions, make comments or join in discussion are
free to do so.
class series is scheduled to begin Sunday, Nov. 19, from 9 to 9:45
a.m. The church is located at 1140 N. State St.