Below are the courses that will be offered, beginning June 2.
Good Question Bible Studies
Matt Cooper and Bob Frick
This Bible Study is discussion-based with the tag line, "Good questions have groups talking." Application is woven through each lesson, which consists of about questions guaranteed to motivate the class to think and to discuss. Each question is footnoted with answers taken from some of the best commentaries ever written including John MacArthur, Warren Wiersbe, and the Life Application Commentary. Great illustrations and stories make the lessons come alive. The summer's focus will be a study of the Book of Romans. Paul's primary purpose in writing this book was to introduce the gospel of grace and the righteousness that come from God to the church in Rome. There are some difficult passages in this book of doctrine so expect lively discussion!
The Bible Experience
One of the great needs of Christians today is a deeper knowledge of God and His Word. Reading scriptures aloud was important throughout Jewish history, and the New Testament Church continued to share Hebrew scriptures and the teachings of Jesus aloud, affirming that there is great power in hearing the Word. The Bible Experience is a dramatic audio of the entire Bible the greatest story ever told, performed by leading actors and musicians. This class offers the opportunity to simply and powerfully hear the Word.
Twelve More Women of the Bible
This class is specifically for Young Adults/Young Marrieds, although others are welcome to join. Participants will continue to study the stories of women of the Bible, using a video Bible study compiled by Sherry Harney and Karen Ehman. In this study, some of today's best-loved authors and speakers look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for today. These women were not just supporters to God's plan, they were at the very heart of it. The struggles and temptations of these women are the same trails faced by all believers at all ages. Learn and grow from their stories.
That the World May Know: Clash of Kingdoms and Cultures in Conflict
Teachers: Sherry Eshleman and Jim Hallman
This video-based series from Focus on the Family, narrated by Ray Vander Laan, takes us to the actual places where the stories of the Bible occurred. The videos weave together historical, cultural, and geographical contexts to reveal keen insights into how people in biblical times understood God and Jesus' life and teaching. The first part of the study will help us discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Next, we will learn about the culture of Corinth, which conflicted greatly with the lifestyle of Jesus that the Apostle Paul proclaimed. We will discuss our calling to proclaim the Gospel today, showing the world what it looks like when we give our lives to Jesus.
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
Bekah Bowland and Jeff Kingsley
As we learned in Emotionally Health Spirituality, lack of self-awareness can hurt relationships with God and with others. There is help available to figure out who you are and why you repeatedly stumble into the same self-defeating patterns. It is an ancient personality type system called the Enneagram. The Enneagram can help you "get on the road" that will lead you to the truest and best self that God intended you to be. This book is written in a narrative style, funny and full of stories. Learn your "number" and understand yourself and others better. Reflect upon how you might grow in self-knowledge, compassion, and relationship with God and others.
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