Resources for digging deeper

The resources provided are to help you dig deeper in areas we have introduced at Lafayette. Remember to read critically rather than just accepting the material as the final word. Approach reading and listening as you approach eating fish: eat the meat, spit out the bones. I hope processing this material will help you put down deeper roots in the faith. — Bob Clark

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, December 16 (and Wednesday, December 12).

Click here to read a brief history of the song we now call “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” which developed over at least 11 centuries.

Fleming Rutledge, the 81 year old theologian mentioned in the sermon, just released a new book called “Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ” (available at many online book retailers). Rutledge provides an extensive look at the history and meaning of Advent as well as a wide selection of Advent sermons. — Kyle Johnson

Click here to read the handout Dan Roper has provided with information on how you can watch videos from the Significant Others class that you might have missed or want to see again.

Click here to read  Kyle Johnson’s handout from the Holy Days and Holidays class on December 12.

Below is the third of three Leadership Training for Christ videos Dave and Whitney deSambourg made to prepare us for the upcoming season of LTC.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, December 9.

Below is the second of three Leadership Training for Christ videos Dave and Whitney deSambourg made to prepare us for the upcoming season of LTC.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, December 2.

Click here to read  Waiting on God To Act by Brian Zahnd.

And below is the Leadership Training for Christ video Dave and Whitney deSambourg made to prepare us for the upcoming season of LTC.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, November 18.

Click here to read Ruth Haley Barton’s reflection, Sabbath in Late Fall from The Transforming Center.

 

Dig deeper on material presented in the Our Restoration Roots class.

Click here to read the Our Restoration Roots class session PPT Bob presented on Wednesday, November 14.

Click here to read The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery in its entirety.

Click here to read The Declaration and Address by Thomas Campbell that Kyle referred to during the Our Restoration Roots class.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, November 11

Click here to view two Proportional Giving Charts  that might be helpful in discerning your giving by percentage.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, November 4

Click here to view a PDF of the This Is Who We Are PowerPoint presentation Bob used in his sermon.

Click here to read How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself by Dallas Willard, an article that adds to Bob’s discussion of “the second greatest command.”

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, October 21

Click here to read a book excerpt from Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline. This selection, Self-Righteous Service Versus True Service helps clarify the kind of service Jesus is teaching that we practice.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, October 14

Click here to watch The Bible Project’s introduction to Hebrews.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, September 30

Lafayette Alumni group

Ok, this isn’t exactly a typical “digging deeper” item, but I did want to share this photo of the Lafayette Alumni group that Kathy Zeller took following our worship gathering.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, September 23

Click here to read On The Road: The Inns and Outs of Travel In First Century Palestine by Merilyn Hargis. This article provides more details on Jesus and his travels than what Bob was able to present in his message.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, September 9

The story of Ruby Bridges has fascinated me for years. A few years ago Ruby made a presentation at The Pepperdine University Bible Lectures that many have told me made a big impact on their lives. As a way to follow up on the teaching from James 2 on “favoritism,” you may want to click here to watch a brief introductory video about her.  You might also want to click here to watch a brief clip of Ruby and her teacher with Oprah.

Reminder — you can scroll down to find a link with which you can order Significant Others by Monte Cox, the resource text for the adult class that began September 9.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, September 2

Click here to get a copy of The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, a book Stephen referred to in his sermon.

Click here to read Bob Clark’s communion and offering reflections, which a couple of folks have asked for.

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, August 26

Pray As You Go

Here’s a link to Pray As You Go, the prayer resource Bob and Lourene Clark mentioned in class. You can also download a Pray As You Go app that allows you to listen to their daily podcast on your mobile device.

Would you like to get a copy of Significant Others by Monte Cox, the book that will serve as a resource for the new class beginning on Sunday, September 9? Here’s a link!

Significant Others by Monte Cox

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, August 19.

Here is the quote Bob mentioned in the adult class —
“What would I do without church? How would I survive? Where would I be without bread and cup and Word and love each week? My job sometimes requires critiquing the church when she fails—as she often does. But make no mistake: I am still madly in love with that imperfect bride. Living without church would be like skipping meals or holding my breath. It’s Saturday and I’m bone tired. Laying in bed, unable to will my tired muscles to move, I recall that tomorrow is Sunday and e x h a l e. I’m so grateful that, after a hard and draining week, I can return to the table to remember and be revived.”
— Jonathan Merritt

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, August 12

Kyle mentioned With by Skye Jethani in his sermon.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, August 5, 2018

Click here to watch The Turquoise Table video Kyle showed Sunday morning.

Click here to see an Amazon link for Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human, the book Kyle mentioned in class.

Click here to listen to a podcast by John Mark Comer, author of Garden City. If you’re more of a listener than reader, you might like this format for much of the same information covered in the book.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Click here to read the announcement made about our upcoming schedule change.

Click here to read a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation Bob used in his sermon,
This Is Why I Pray from Ephesians 3:14-21.

Below is the graphic of the Lafayette Rhythms of Discipleship presented in class.

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Dig deeper on  material presented in the Acts: Readings and Responses class

Click here to read an article (or an article preview) by long-time Abilene Christian University Bible professor Everett Ferguson about persecution in the church. This information goes nicely with our readings about persecution in Acts.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, July 22, 2018

Click here to read the announcement made about our upcoming schedule change.

Mike helped everyone get signed in on the new church app in the Lafayette 101 class. If you were not present and would like to download the app, create your profile, and get started with the new Lafayette app, please contact Bob Clark or Mike Brown and they will walk you through the material they presented in class so that you can get connected.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Next Sunday in Lafayette 101 Mike and Bob will be introducing the new church app. If you want to go ahead and download the app to your phone or tablet, look for the
“Breeze chms” app in your app store. Go ahead and install it. Mike and Bob will walk you through getting your account set up next Sunday.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Click here to watch the video shown by Jack Cooper and Greg Kiefer about the Caring and Sharing Ministry.

Click here to learn more about Dawn Malcolm’s ministry, Lighting The Path.

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Click here to watch The Bible Project video, The Gospel According to John, part 1.

Click here to watch The Bible Project video, The Gospel According to John, part 2. 

Below is The Bible Project poster of The Gospel According to John.

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Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Click here to read the chapter on Luke from How To Read The Bible Book By Book.

Click here to read the chapter on Acts from How To Read The Bible Book By Book.

Click here to read the chapter on Acts from How To Read The Bible For All It’s Worth.

These books are available from Amazon —
How To Read The Bible For All It’s Worth.
How To Read The Bible Book By Book.

Click here to watch The Bible Project video, Acts, part one.

Click here to watch The Bible Project video, Acts, part two.

Below is The Bible Project’s poster of Acts.

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Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, June 17, 2018

What a blessing to have Steve Johnson with us to lead us at the Table and Offering and to teach class. After his class presentation a number of folks bought his books and several others wanted to know how to order. So here are links to his two books, available in both paperback and Kindle.

Fob W Pot vol 1

 Sir Fob W. Pot’s Journey to Katahdin, Volume 1 by Steve johnson

Fob W Pot vol 2

Sir Fob W. Pot’s Journey to Katahdin, Volume 2 by Steve Johnson

 

 

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, June 10, 2018 

Click here to watch The Bible Project video, The Gospel of Luke, part 1.

Click here to watch The Bible Project video, The Gospel of Luke, part 2.

Below is The Bible Project’s poster of The Gospel of Luke.

Luke Poster

Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, June 3, 2018

Click here to watch Whatever Comes by Rend Collective.

Click here to watch The Bible Project video, The Gospel of Mark.

Below is The Bible Project’s poster of The Gospel of Mark.

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Dig deeper on material presented on Sunday, May 27

Click here to watch the Ted Talk by Michael Rain entitled, “What it’s like to be the child of immigrants.” Also, you might want to ask Jackie Peterson about the experience of her grandchildren eating lunch at school with children of immigrants. Great story to follow up Michael Rain’s video.

Click here to read an article about the difficulty involved in coming up with analogies for the Trinity.

Click here to read an article by a Catholic scholar that offers an analogy involving primary colors.

Click here to read material Stephen Kernan has recommended. This is Alister McGrath’s chapter on the Trinity, the seventh chapter in his book, Theology: The Basics Stephen calls it a relatively brief, accessible introduction to the major concepts in Trinitarian dialogue today. Details on the book are below —
McGrath, Alister E. Theology: The Basics, Third Edition. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2012. 116-136.

Dig deeper on material presented Sunday, May 20

50 Things the Holy Spirit Does about the Holy Spirit.

Click here to watch the Bible Project video on The Gospel of Matthew, part 1.

Click here to watch the Bible project video on The Gospel of Matthew, part 2.

Below is The Bible Project’s poster of The Gospel of Matthew.

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