Lectures & Sunday School Series

The John H. Stembler ministry at First Presbyterian sponsors a variety of lectures, Sunday School series, and other educational events designed to help congregants go deeper in their spiritual and theological formation. Audio or video recordings of these lectures, along with presentation slides, are available below.


Sunday School Series


Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul
This 10-part Sunday School series explores how Paul draws on and applies the Old Testament in his writings to the early Church.

Great Figures on the Pentateuch
This 9-part Sunday School series traces the story of key characters in the first five books of the OT.

The Bible in Translation: A History
This 4-part study looks at the fascinating story of how the Bible came to be translated in English.

Great Figures of the New Testament
This 7-part Sunday School series takes a closer look at the stories behind the most prominent figures in the NT. 

The Gospel of Mark
This 12-part Sunday School series offers an in-depth study of the Gospel of Mark and its distinctive portrayal of Jesus. 





Defacing Art: Images and Iconoclasm in the Reformation
This lecture explores Protestant views of religious art in the early Reformation period.

Christmas Concert Lecture (2017)
This lecture examines the biblical background of Charpentier's Messe de Minuit pour Noël.