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From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor
Meets: Tuesday Morning at 9:30 a.m.
Location: G-101
Leaders: Mary Anne Turnbull and Karen Duffey
Starts: September 10

Meets: Tuesday Evening at 6:15 p.m.
Location: G-101A
Leaders: Liz Entrekin
Starts: September 10

Have you ever . . .
…wondered what Exodus has to do with Ephesians?
…wanted to study your Bible but didn’t know where to begin?
…thought of the Bible as nothing more than a set of rules to be followed?

If so, this study was written for you! The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story. It is the story of how our eternal God is on a grand mission to redeem and restore his rebellious and wayward children. But it is not a story meant to merely inform us. The story itself is meant to transform us and invite us to participate in this glorious redemption of all things!

From Garden to Glory is a ten-week study that will take you through this amazing story. You will marvel at the steadfast love of our God who longs to dwell with his children again as he did in the Garden—and who will stop at nothing until he does.

 

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
Meets: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.
Location: FH-A
Leader: Cindy Reeder
Starts: September 10
Additional Information: Please read the first chapter for the first day of class. Please purchase the following version, available in the Bookstore:
The Pilgrim’s Progress in Modern English translated by L. Edward Hazelbaker
ISBN: 978-0-88270-757-0

Once the most deeply cherished book in English-speaking households other than Bible itself, John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress is the allegorical tale of Christian the pilgrim on his journey to the Celestial City. This famous story of Christian’s progress through salvation and sanctification remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Along the way, Christian encounters both worthy companions and dreadful adversaries. Although this book was written more than three hundred years ago, this stirring spiritual narrative still bears the power to challenge and encourage readers on their own spiritual journeys.

In our time together, Pilgrim’s Progress will be a beautiful backdrop for deeper discussions on salvation, sanctification and holiness.

 

Caroline Circle
Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Caroline House
Leaders: Jan Clark and Nancy Mansfield
Starts: September 10

Make time, once a month to meet with other women, study the Word, and enjoy a time of fellowship and prayer. We will study about heaven: what it is and how to get there. Learn to joyfully anticipate both heaven and the promised resurrection.

 

Malachi
Meets: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Location: G-101
Leader: Kristie Harrick
Starts: September 4

Join us as we study the book of Malachi. As Nancy Guthrie writes: “Prophets in the Old Testament were men who spoke for God. Over 100 times in the historical and prophetical books of the Old Testament we read that, ‘the word of the Lord came’ to a prophet. This study dives into the prophetical book of Malachi with the aim of understanding not only what God had to say to his people through this prophet in his own day, but also what he has to say to his people today. Readers discover that we struggle with the same sins, we’re subject to the same judgment, and we await the same Savior.”

 

Genesis: A Look at the Patriarchs
Meets: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Location: M-200
Leader: Michele Cantley
Starts: September 4

Please join us for a study of the Patriarchs. We will consider how encounters with the One True God, encounters with other civilizations, and geography impacted the moral and religious development of the Patriarchs. We will also spend some time studying other prominent people in Genesis whose descendants play an important role in the Exodus and the development of the Israelites in the Promised Land.

 

Unveiling of God, by His Names and Covenants
Meets: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Location: M-210
Leader: Susan McCollum
Starts: September 4

In the beginning, God… Who?? Join us as we walk thru the Old Testament and see how God progressively unveils Himself by giving us knowledge of His names and His covenant relationships. Our response is progressively an increasing love and desire to walk closely with Him!

 

Romans: The Gospel of Doctrines and Grace
Meets: Thursdays 9:30 a.m.
Location: G-101
Leader: Donna Evans
Starts: September 5

Paul’s letter to the Romans is a kind of Christian manifesto. “It is the fullest, plainest, and grandest statement of the gospel in the New Testament,” writes Author John Stott. Romans is a written systematized presentation of the doctrine of justification by faith. For our ten-week study of Romans 1-8, we will be using the ROMANS acronym as our GPS guide:
Ruin
Offer
Model
Access
New Man
Sanctification
Along the way, we will look at essential Christian doctrines such as the grammar of grace, identity, and union in Christ.

$10 cost to cover notebook and copies. This study is open to all women. Medium level of homework.

 

Precept – Romans Part 3 and Part 4
Meets: Thursdays 9:30 a.m.
Location: FH-A
Leaders: Windsu Kelly, Bingham Carlson & Cassandra Bullington
Starts: September 5
Additional Information: Books available in the Women’s Ministry Office: $24

***Prelude to Precept—August 29
The first day of Precept Class on August 29 is called “Prelude to Precept”. It is an informative and instructive class for those who have never participated in a Precept Bible Study. Please register in the Women’s Ministry Office and purchase your Romans Part Three workbook if you plan to attend this introductory course.

Romans Part 3: “The Sovereignty of God and the Free Will of Man”—starts September 5
Come join us as we continue in our study in the book of Romans. In Romans chapters 1–5, we examined the doctrine of justification. We learned we all have sinned, but we are declared righteous before God, by faith in the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. In Romans chapters 6-8 we studied the amazing doctrine of sanctification and learned we are dead to sin and the Law, and alive to Christ! In Romans Part Three we will study Romans 9–11 and learn about the sovereignty of God. Our God is faithful to His covenant promises and He can always be trusted.

Romans Part 4: “Life as a Living Sacrifice”—starts October 31
The righteous shall live by faith! Are you living out your faith? As we complete our study of Romans we will examine ourselves to see if we are genuinely living out our faith before God and others. In Romans Part Four we will study Romans chapters 12-16. As we study these practical chapters we will discover how we as Christians can live righteously before God and serve Him faithfully.

 

Hebrews: Digging Deeper into the Goodness of Jesus
Meets: Fridays 9:30 a.m.
Location: G-101
Leaders: Elizabeth Bondurant and Kristie Harrick
Starts: September 6

Who wants to merely go through the motions of religion? We long for something authentic―something worth opening our hearts to, filling our minds with, and giving our lives for. Jesus himself offers what we’ve been looking for, applying the truths of Hebrews to real-life issues such as guilt, shame, disappointment, hardship, unhealthy obsessions, personal ambition, and fear of death. Through the study and the supplemental readings we will clearly see the Goodness of Jesus!

Join us this fall as we study the book of Hebrews and dig deep into the goodness of Jesus. We will be using Nancy Guthrie’s book Hoping for Something Better as a supplement to our study.