Studies begin at 9:00 am.
During the winter season we join together to work through significant topics and Bible passages that challenge our worldview and refresh our fellowship. We currently provide five studies for spiritual growth.
Perhaps of all the books in the New Testament, James most squarely focuses on results. His pull – no – punches approach to spiritual maturity and his preference for actions over words makes his text the perfect backdrop for a study of how to grow in faith. The powerful message of James’ letter to the church is as relevant today as when he originally wrote it. Many of our problems in life stem from our own spiritual immaturity. But, God has more planned for us. He wants us to grow up, not just grow old.
We will look at the lives of 26 Christians who were active examples of a counter culture living for Christ. This course follows the summer counter culture study with very real historical examples of those that stood firmly for the truth. These all gave their possessions, time, families, and even their lives for their Christian convictions. Hebrews 11 speaks of the heroes of the faith who “made up so great a cloud of witnesses.” There were many heroes before the Christian Testament was penned, and there have been many thousands since then. Our study will delve into the lives of just a few of these. Our challenge will be to examine ourselves to see how we would face our own culture. This class will utilize notes, visuals, and videos.
This is a study for Ladies of all ages based on the book written by Nancy Guthrie. This study of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy covers Israel’s emergence from slavery in Egypt, receiving God’s law at Mount Sinai, and wandering in the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land. We see Jesus pictured in the unblemished lambs who died that first Passover night, in the pillar of fire that guided God’s people, the manna that fed them, and the rock that gushed with water for them to drink. In the law of God given to Moses, we discover a picture of the only person who has ever obeyed God perfectly. In every aspect of the tabernacle, the priesthood, the laws for clean and unclean we see the way Jesus saves us and cleanses us and loves us.
Have you ever tried to read through the Bible but got discouraged when the storyline disappeared? Do you find it challenging to grasp how some parts of God’s word relate to others? In this course, we will trace the storyline through the Old and New Testaments, in order to comprehend how the sixty-six books fit together. As we examine key events in each time period of biblical history, we will consider how they relate to earlier and later events, and we will refer to timelines and maps to enhance our understanding. The word of God contains the greatest story ever told! Our prayer is that it will inspire us to praise our Lord for his greatness and His goodness.
Understanding and valuing the power of a praying church, this group meets with the specific purpose of praying for our church body, it’s leaders, and the proclamation of Word and worship here at Grace.