Welcome College Students
The LCMS U at OU would like to thank you for stopping by. We have free dinner and Bible study every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm (Bible study at 7:00). We meet at the Vicar’s house located at 419 Castro Street. Please park in the Church’s parking lot and enter through “The LSF Gate.” We enjoy fellowship with each other while studying God’s Word and singing hymns! If you have questions or would like to know more, please feel free to email the president of LCMS U at OU, Brandon Groh, at Brandon.D.Grohemail@example.com
LCMS U at OU is a campus ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Norman, Oklahoma. The church is located at the intersection of Classen Blvd. & Alameda with Divine Service at 8:00 and 10:30am, with Bible Study at 9:15 am on Sundays. We welcome and encourage you to join us in worship on Sunday mornings, especially if you are unable to attend the Tuesday night meetings.
From the Vicar
As a new school year is now underway, I thought I would write to you about wisdom, which Paul writes about extensively in the first few chapters of 1 Corinthians. Paul talks about two kinds of wisdom: the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God; the two are directly opposed to each other.
Paul says that the wisdom of the world sees the cross of Christ as “folly” (1 Cor. 1:18). This is because “the world did not know God through wisdom” (1 Cor. 1:21); for God can only be known by the Spirit and through the Word. It is so often the supposed wisdom of the world that causes disbelief. It is a common sentiment in our culture that we are advanced, we are smart, we are wise; many believe that we will be able to figure everything out ourselves; many believe that given enough time, our scientific wisdom will uncover all the secrets of life and the universe. In their wisdom, many have become proud and believed they don’t need God. Yet Paul says that the wise “of this age…are doomed to pass away” (1 Cor. 2:6). No matter how smart we are or how advanced we get, we will never outsmart death – graveyards are full of incredibly intelligent people.
That is why Paul exhorts us on to another kind of wisdom, ultimate wisdom – the wisdom of God. This is “Jesus Christ, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30). Jesus is wisdom incarnate, because knowledge of and faith in him is the only way around our greatest enemy: death. Though to the proud of this world it seems “foolish” (1 Cor. 1:27), God became humble that we might be exalted, he served that we might reign, and he died that we might live eternally. Like Paul, “we preach Christ crucified” which is “folly to the Gentiles,” “for the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Cor. 1:23-25). Don’t get caught up or puffed up in the so-called ‘wisdom’ of the world, instead humbly look to Christ our Savior for he is truth, forgiveness, and life. Let it be so “that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (1 Cor. 2:5).
Vicar Rob Schrader
LCMS-U CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS:
- LSF BIBLE STUDIES with Vicar Rob Schrader – Vicar House by Church
- Vicar’s house next door to the church
- Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
- Study at 7:30 p.m.
Note: Church families, please begin signing up for meals to be provided on the sign-up sheet in the narthex.