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Jude: Contend for the Faith

Meets: Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Location: A-202 and through Zoom
Leader: Michele Cantley
Starts: September 13

Jude wrote this urgent letter to members of the early church encouraging them to contend for the church. How can we learn some things from this 1st century AD letter which will enable us to contend for our faith in the face of current pressures against the church today?


The Ten Commandments

Meets: Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall A
Leader: Cindy Reeder
Starts: September 14

This Fall we are going to study the Ten Commandments using the Larger & Shorter Catechism questions as our guide. The Law is God’s gracious gift to mankind. What does that mean to us, what is the purpose of the Law and “How can a man be right before God?” from these commandments.

 

Optional book, The Confessions of Our Faith, Fortress Edition.

 

 

 


The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms & Wisdom Books by Nancy Guthrie

Meets: Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Location: G-101
Leader: Mary Anne Turnbull
Starts: September 14

This 10-week study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon mines the Wisdom Literature not only for wise principles for living, but also for the wise person these books point to through their drama, poetry, proverb, and song. In her accessible and authentic style, Nancy Guthrie focuses on seeing Jesus in the Old Testament instead of emphasizing works-based moralism. She presents clear commentary and contemporary application of gospel truths, speaking directly to issues such as repentance, submission, happiness, and sexuality.


 

Walking Faithfully with God

Meets: Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Location: ZOOM meeting only
Leader: Leigh Ann Holmes
Starts: September 22

Do we serve God wholeheartedly? In ‘Walking Faithfully With God’, we will study I and II Kings as well as the parallel scripture from II Chronicles. We will see God’s faithfulness to His people, both those who clung to Him and kept His commandments and received His blessing, as well as those who rebelled and received judgment. This is a 13-week study, which will be done in 2 parts – 5 weeks beginning 9/22 followed by a break, then 8 weeks beginning in January (date TBD). Our guided lessons will teach how to discover God’s precepts, promises and purposes on your own with group discussion via Zoom weekly. Homework requirement is 20-20 minutes daily.

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Book of Hosea

Meets: Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom and Chapel
Leader: Kristie Harrick
Starts: September 1

“Hosea is a love story, a tragic love story between God and Israel. God is the faithful and sacrificial lover, while Israel is the adulterer. God uses Hosea, the author, to symbolize His faithful love, and Gomer, Hosea’s faithless wife, to illustrate Israel’s adultery.” Join us as we study the beauty of our Father’s covenantal love for His people as He calls them to faithfulness.


Book of Ruth

Meets: Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Location: M-202
Leader: Yvonne Welch
Starts: September 1

Ruth is a story of love, devotion and redemption set in the dark days of the Judges in Israel. Although it took place many years ago, it is still relevant for women today struggling with real life issues such as loneliness, fear and worry. It is also the story of our Kinsmen –Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Just as Boaz redeemed Ruth and Naomi from a life of poverty and disgrace, so our Kinsmen—Redeemer, Jesus Christ, redeems us from a life of sin and shame.

In the brief account of Ruth, a foreigner to God’s chosen people, we are introduced to a Gentile woman who embraced the one true God of Israel. In this remarkable revelation of Providence we find a prophetic glimpse into the mystery of God’s eternal purpose to include Gentiles as fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Jesus Christ through the Gospel. Through Ruth’s decision to return to Bethlehem from her native land of Moab, choosing to embrace the true faith of her mother-in-law, God providentially fulfilled His plan to include her in the lineage of the coming Messiah, a clear indication of His design to extend divine grace and mercy beyond Israel to every tribe, language, people and nation.



Study of the Gospel of John: “That You May Believe”

Meets: Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Location: G-101
Leader: Donna Evans
Starts: September 9

Christians have always recognized that the Apostle John’s account of Jesus’ life stands apart from the other three Gospels. John leaves us no doubt as to his purpose in writing his unique Gospel account of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. John writes, “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31) Throughout his Gospel narrative John provides many compelling eyewitness testimonies that answer the all-important question we all must answer: Who is Jesus? This is a 10-week study that meets each Thursday September 9–November 11. Cost is $10 to cover the cost of study materials.


Book of Ruth

Meets: Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Chapel
Leader: Yvonne Welch
Starts: September 2

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Genesis 1–11: The Beginning of The Story

Meets: Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Location G-101
Leaders: Elizabeth Bondurant and Kristie Harrick
Starts: September 10

Jen Wilkin claims that the book which has most impacted how she reads the Bible is the book of Genesis! This semester we will look back to the beginning of God’s word to see how it shapes and informs everything that we encounter in the scriptures, in the world and in our daily lives. We’d love to have you join us!


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