Spring 2019 Classes

  • Spring Classes began on January 17. If you missed kickoff, just stop at registration on the way in to any of our Thursday morning meetings, and we'll help you find a class or email the SpiritualLife@pwocfortbelvoir.org and she'll get you registered!!

(1) God of Covenant – A study of Genesis 12-50 by Jen Wilkin

There are no minor characters in the story of God. Beginning with Genesis 12, walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people.

Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

In this video study, you will:

  • Discover how every story in the Bible points to Christ.
  • Learn to view the lives of biblical figures in the larger context of Scripture.
  • Challenge your basic understanding of familiar stories.
  • Gain knowledge of who God is as He has revealed Himself through Scripture.

**NOTE: Participation in the God of Creation-A study of Genesis 1-11 class is not necessary to be in this study.

(2) Job:  A 12 week study by Eric Ortlund (Part of the Knowing the Bible series*)

This 12-week study of the Old Testament book, Job, invites us to take an honest look at the agony and pain experienced by Job, which are immediately relevant to the suffering we all experience while on earth. However, it takes us beyond the suffering and into the sovereignty and trustworthiness of God in the midst of our trials.

Eric Ortlund helps us see God's purposes in suffering as we look ahead to the restoration of all things in the new creation.

*The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions that help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” that highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” that show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” that identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED!
(3) Galatians and a bonus: Current Nickname - Between THE Rock and a Hard Place

The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford takes you on a journey through the Jewish roots of Jesus and the ancient paths of Israel in this 6-session video DVD study. You'll learn more about the Rock (Jesus Christ), explore the Road (Israel), and dig deeper into the Bible with the Rabbi (God's Word).

When she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek and hiking the ancient paths of Israel, Kathie Lee discovered a deeper understanding of the Bible and of God Himself. Throughout the study, Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jason Sobel provides additional insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage which will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.

A study of Galatians

The Galatians, having launched their Christian experience by faith, were soon content to leave their voyage of faith and chart a new course based on works, a course Paul finds disturbing.  His letter to the Galatians is a vigorous attack against the gospel of works and a defense of the gospel of faith.

It has been said that Judaism was the cradle of Christianity, but also that it was very nearly its grave as well.  God raised up Paul as the Moses of the Christian church to deliver them from this bondage.  Galatians is the Christian’s Declaration of Independence.  The power of the Holy Spirit enables the Christian to enjoy freedom within the law of love.


THIS CLASS IS CLOSED!(4) Life's Healing Choices Revised and Updated: Freedom From Your Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits by John Baker

We’ve all been hurt by other people, we’ve hurt ourselves, and we’ve hurt others. And as a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurthang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, Where do we go from here?

Ten years after the original edition of Life’s Healing Choices, this newly revised edition contains updates to basic teaching principles—based on ten years’ experience—as well as new and contemporary testimonies. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Rick Warren and John Baker, pastors at Saddleback Church, developed the eight choices shared in this book.

In addition to practical, encouraging biblical teaching, each chapter includes two real-life testimonies of men and women whose lives have been transformed by living out the eight choices in this book. Through making each of these choices, you too will find God’s pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You’ll find real answers, real hope, and a real future—one healing choice at a time.

(5) The God You May Not Know by David Jeremiah

The advent of the Internet and social media has made it easier for people to follow the everyday lives of their favorite singers, sports figures, or television and movie stars.  They can “like” what the person says, and they can quickly become knowledgeable about the events of that person’s life as if they know them, but the problem is – they don’t really know them.

Knowing about someone is not the same as knowing the person himself.  As Christians, we can suffer the same delusion in our relationship with God, thinking that knowing about God is a substitute for knowing Him personally.  Yes, we need to know about God, but that should just be the beginning of our relationship with Him.  We can only worship whom we love, and we can only love whom we know in an intimate way.  In The God You May Not Know, Dr. Jeremiah will lead you beyond knowing about God to knowing God.  Knowing our Eternal God changes our daily lives-and He is well worth knowing, for He alone is worthy of all praise!

(6) A Marriage Class (2 books):

Married for God: Making Your Marriage the Best It Can Be by Christopher Ash

It seems rather obvious to look to our Maker for marriage instructions. After all, God invented marriage. Yet by nature we prefer to work it out for ourselves, starting with our own needs, hopes and desires. This book turns our thinking upside down. Christopher Ash examines the Bible's teaching on marriage, while remaining firmly grounded in the twenty-first-century world where messing up, heartbreak, divorce and sexual chaos are distressingly common. Starting with God's grace applied to our pain and failure, the author focuses on God's design for our marriages.  By realigning our hopes, expectations, and goals for marriage according to the Bible, we will discover the deep joy and lasting fulfillment that comes from a God-centered marriage.

 For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn

 

The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they’re there, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely wants you to “get” him—to understand his inner life, to know his fears and needs, to hear what he wishes he could tell you.

 In For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn reveals what every woman—single or married—needs to know. Based on rigorous research with thousands of men, Shaunti delivers one eye-opening revelation after another, including:

• Why your respect means more to him than your love.

• How he feels deep inside about his role as provider.

• What it means for a man to be so visually “wired.”

Many have experienced dramatic change in their relationships because of the “aha” moments and practical ideas in this little book. Discover how to love your man for who he really is.