In this series, we will be looking at some of the great texts of Christian Scripture—texts that seem to capture the whole gospel in short compass—texts that God has used down through the ages to do His people good. This would be an excellent series for those new to Christianity or for those searching for the essence of the Christian message.
EPHESIANS: SPIRITUAL WARFARE
In the Christian life one of the great unseen threats that always stands at the door is the devil and his unceasing warfare against the church. In this study we will consider the devil, his ways, and how best to hold the line against him.
BOOK OF EPHESIANS
Paul’s magnum opus describing the wealth, the walk, and the warfare that comes to the Christian Church through our union with Christ. Whether you are new to the Christian life or have been walking with Christ for many years, this is a great place to go deeper into the heart of God and learn what it is to live with him.
The incarnation of Christ 2,000 years ago is the greatest event in the history of mankind. At one moment in time, God Himself took on flesh and became man to live a sinless life among sinful men that He might redeem a people for Himself.
We live in a world in which men and women have all but lost the sense of their identity — as those made in God's image, for his glory, and as the crowning act of His creation. In this new series our pastor will seek to counter such rootlessness by going back to the beginning and studying God’s created order. In particular we will take a close look at the first three chapters of the Bible to see man before, during, and after the fall. A clearheaded understanding of these chapters are essential if we are not only to grasp the central thrust of Scripture, but also form a robust Christian Worldview.
In Revelation Chapters 2 & 3, we read seven letters to seven churches. In these seven letters, we see Christ's posture toward His bride the Church. Though she is tried, tested, tempted, and often failing, she is also assured in these letters that there is always a way back to God, to faithfulness, and to fruitfulness -- if only we will listen to Christ and His Word. What would Jesus Christ say to our Church today?
These songs are guaranteed to brighten the dark winter nights as we approach Christmas. The selected psalms are some of best known and most loved selections from the Psalter.
The Book of Haggai is about the power of God’s word to revive impossible situations. For almost 20 years, the people had forgotten God. Their Temple lay in ruins. Their hearts had grown hard and cold to the gospel. But God had not forgotten them. With remarkable grace (and a good deal of straight talking candor), God raises up the prophet Haggai to call His people to consider their ways and to come home to God. Through it all, He helps them see the glory of Messiah and the new Temple Jesus will one day build in the Church.
PSALMS OF ASCENT
The Pilgrim Songs sermon series focuses on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134) and shows the life of faith as a pilgrimage, coming out of the world, pushing through every difficulty, and going up to God in worship. Here the weary traveler can find words to refresh his soul for the next leg of his journey home.
One of the most practical books in the New Testament, James addresses Christians who are discouraged by trials, perhaps even embittered against God, who have become cold and formalistic in their religion, whose community and family life has become fraught with violent conflict, and who are strongly tempted to think and act like the world. James writes to restore balance to these early Christian’s lives, to teach them a better, wiser, more heavenly perspective on life. Few books are more relevant for the church in our day.
ADULT: New Testament Survey II
Teacher: Eric Bolton
Classroom: Adult I
Our second installment of New Testament Survey will focus on the letters, or epistles, written to the first Christians. We will consider the letters of the apostle Paul (letters written to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Galatians, the Philippians, and the Thessalonians) and also the letters of Jesus' closest friends and disciples, John and Peter, and of his brothers, James and Jude. In these ancient letters we find words of encouragement, thanksgiving, correction and warning--all of which are still relevant to the church today.