Christian Life Studies

These Sunday morning Bible studies target various topics designed to deepen our faith and equip us to serve others. Our Christian Education Committee provides two classes every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.  Feel free to join in any time and watch your bulletin or the website for upcoming class topics.
 

Current Classes

October 7, 2018 — November 18, 2018

A Study of Creation

We will examine God’s creation, progressing in an orderly way so that each week’s content builds on that of the previous week. We’ll try to answer the questions that so many people have about creation.
Syllabus:
October 7: Beginning before there was a beginning: God before creation (Genesis 1:1)
October 14: The heavens, the earth, the galaxies…and the Big Bang (Genesis 1:1–2)
October 21: Light, water, land, sky… and a lake on Mars (Genesis 1:3–10)
October 28: Apples and orchids, day and night and all the lights in the sky (Genesis 1:11–19)
November 4: Cats, bears, lungfish… and dinosaurs (Genesis 1:20–25)
November 11: The creation of a creative man (Genesis 1:26–31)
November 18: Adam and Eve, you and me… and hominids (Genesis 2:4–25)
Location:  Hospitality Room          Facilitator:  Roger Palms
 
Drawing Near
In Drawing Near, John Bevere invites you to explore a life of intimacy with God. Emphasizing the need for obedience, he urges us to practice—just as we would practice anything we hope to improve—our communication with the Holy Spirit. Understanding that prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. Bevere encourages us to listen at the Father’s feet. Study questions in each chapter offer opportunity for reflection.
Location:  Chapel          Facilitators:  David & Eleanor Perkins

The Living Word

The Living Word class will continue a study of the Book of Acts which is the history of the spread of Christ’s church throughout the ancient world. Following the resurrection of Christ, the disciples were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and were transformed from men cowering in a room for fear of the Jews into men of action intent on telling others the good news of Jesus Christ. Acts is a tale of miracles, persecution, murder, trials, shipwrecks, beatings and adventures. The key to understanding Acts is found in chapter 1 verse 8 where Jesus says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Come join us on this excursion through the history of the early church.
Location:  Library         Facilitators:  Peyton Moore / Lou Gerig