Spring 2018 Classes

  • Spring classes began 18 January 2018, but don’t let that deter you. If you can join in a open class, please do so as we would love to see your smiling face!!


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2ND SAMUEL

Lead Facilitators ~ Inge Sydnor & Joanne Hagadorn
Meet in Church Basement


2 Samuel chronicles the establishment of the Davidic dynasty and the expansion of Israel under God’s chosen leader. The first ten chapters show David as victorious in battle, praised by the people, compassionate to the sick and poor, and righteous in God’s sight. We also meet Mephibosheth, the crippled son of Jonathan to whom David extended grace. Yet biblical writers did not overlook their heroes’ flaws. In the chapters that follow, we note that David’s adultery with Bathsheba was followed by a series of tragedies: their child’s death, David’s daughter Tamar’s rape by his son Amnon, Amnon’s murder, David’s own political overthrow by his son Absalom, and Absalom’s subsequent death. Despite the turmoil in his later years, David enjoyed the Lord’s forgiveness and favor. His genuine sorrow and regret over his sins revealed his repentant heart, with which the Lord was pleased. 2 Samuel displays the Grace of God and points to the coming King Jesus.









2ND TIMOTHY

Lead Facilitator ~ Rochelle Wheeler

Meet in REC Library


Study Second Timothy using the inductive method and be both challenged and encouraged by this heart felt letter. Paul knew that Timothy’s task of keeping the church within the bounds of sound doctrine while encouraging believers to live well for the sake of Christ would be an often thankless and difficult task. Though hardship would come, Paul wanted Timothy to continue in what he had learned, drawing on the rich heritage of faith that had been passed down from his mother and grandmother. Second Timothy brings us to the brink of death, forcing us to consider it's reality and how we might react when faced with it. Paul's response instructs us still today. His mind was not on himself, dwelling on the injustice that had befallen him. Instead, trusting that God had him right where He wanted him, the aging apostle turned his attention to others, specifically to the church and to his young protégé, Timothy.





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ROMANS: GRACE, TRUTH, AND REDEMPTION                           MacArthur

Lead Facilitator ~ Cathy Dabeck                          Meet in Room 83


Discover Paul’s letter to the church in Rome that powerfully proclaims the core message of the Gospel of Grace. Romans lays out doctrine and truth systematically. In this class you will discover what lies beneath the surface of the text, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflect on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, as well as ample space for journaling, The MacArthur Bible Studies are an invaluable tool for serious students. This class is for you if you are a mature believer and want to dig deep or you are a new believer and want to learn in depth about the free gift of salvation and be free from striving and condemnation.

 

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PARENTING: 14 GOSPEL PRINCIPLES THAT CAN RADICALLY CHANGE YOUR FAMILY 

Lead Facilitators ~ Sarah Ball & Donna Tolin                                                      Meet in Room 81 


In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.


In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God's plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.


Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children's hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.






DISCIPLE CLASS: FOLLOW ME                              David Platt

Lead Facilitator ~ TBD

Meet in Room 95 (break out into chapel)


Jesus' call to follow him is more than an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life and find new life in him. "Follow Me" is a life and death message for all who claim the name of Christ. This class has been designed to provide small group disciple experience. Three to four women will be paired with a Disciple Facilitator. The class will examine teaching and use a study but will largely be spending time in assigned smaller groups praying for one another, with the intent of encountering Jesus and applying His teachings in a personal way through mature accountability.        






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A LONG OBEDIENCE IN THE SAME DIRECTION                          Eugene Peterson

Lead Facilitators ~ Trinity Mangrum & Melissa Meadows                               Meet in Room 89


We live in an instant society where perseverance and patience are not often practiced. One aspect of the world that is harmful to Christians is the assumption that anything worthwhile can be acquired at once. It is not difficult in this environment to get someone interested in the message of the gospel; it is difficult to sustain the interest. People have developed the lifestyle of a tourist seeking the high points rather than developing the life of a pilgrim on a focused journey towards God. Maturity isn’t downloaded in an app but developed over time through persistent obedience. The fifteen “Songs of Ascents” (Psalm 120‐134) were songs written for pilgrims on a journey towards God. This obedience takes root over a long period of time and is often anything but instant. As you journey through these God‐sung “songs” may your affections be stirred as you see your Savior and find in Him satisfaction in every sphere and season of life.