Study Group Readings:
All Uses Are Church Uses (2019):
This study topic is Uses, with the theme that all uses are church uses, in the sense that all uses are our response to the Lord’s leading. We will read about the highest uses, being the uses of marriage and of raising children; uses in service to society in various occupations; uses of business of all kinds; and uses after death.
The Sunday church service on January 6th and a class at the Feast of Charity on January 11th will introduce the program.
The Sunday church service at the beginning of each week will be on the same topic as the Study group for the week. After Sunday you should be able to find a recording of the service under “Audio Sermons” or “Video Services”.
Please read or listen to the daily readings before your Study Group meets. You can download them below or pick up printed copies at the church. If you do not have time to read all of the readings, click the “Show highlights” box on each page and read the highlighted portion.
If you need to find a Study Group to join, contact the Pastor’s office.
Audio recordings for weeks 1 through 5 read by Rev. Lawson Smith.
Week 6 read by Rev. Judah Synnestvedt.
- Introductory class: All uses are Church uses.
Print the class notes: Introduction
- Week 1: Uses in General
—Most study groups meet Jan. 6–12
Read or listen: Week 1
- Week 2: The Most Excellent Use
—Most study groups meet Jan. 13–19
Read or listen: Week 2
- Week 3: The Education of Children
—Most study groups meet Jan. 20–26
Read or listen: Week 3
- Week 4: The Uses of Occupations
—Most study groups meet Jan. 27–Feb. 2
Read or listen Week 4
- Week 5:The Uses of Business
—Most study groups meet Feb. 3–9
Read or listen
Day 1: Charity in a businessman Day 2: Loving the common good (part 1) Day 3: Loving the common good (part 2) Day 4: Contrasting approaches to money Day 5: Business leadership Day 6: Business and the life after death
- Week 6: Uses in Heaven
—Most study groups meet Feb. 10–16
Read or listen: Week 6