Adult Christian Education – February 2019

Adult Christian Education – February 2019

You are invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:10 a.m. There are five adult classes to choose from, while your children and youth attend grade level classes.

Hands of Hope:  Room 105, lower level

Man(kind) in the Mirror

Written by a foremost Christian men’s leader, this powerful book invites men (and women) to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and most important, the means to bring about lasting change. If life’s demands are constantly pressuring you to run faster and jump higher, this book is for you. Rich in anecdotes, thought-provoking questions, biblical insights, and featuring focus questions in each chapter suitable for personal or group use, The Man in the Mirror offers a penetrating, pragmatic, and life-changing look at how to trade the rat race for the rewards of godly manhood. 

 Journey: Room 212, main level

The Fruitful Life by Jerry Bridges

We want to live loving, joyful, anxiety-free lives. Yet how can we live in grace when we’re so busy battling our old patterns of behavior? Jerry Bridges explores the nine aspects of the “fruit of the Spirit” described in Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These qualities of character can truly mark our lives if we devote ourselves to a twofold pursuit: God-centeredness and God-likeness. Jerry shows us how to practice the fruit in daily life.

 Searching Our Heritage: Room 101, lower level

A Brief History and Review of the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline.

The Book of Discipline constitutes the law and doctrine of the United Methodist Church. It was originally published in 1784, in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has been published every four years thereafter following the meeting of the General Conference, which passes legislation that is included in the Book of Discipline. The most recent edition is that of 2016. The Book of Discipline is much more than a book of rules, it is a way of discipleship, a mirror that reflects our history and helps us understand our heritage.

Seekers: Room 107, lower level

The Mission of Jesus with Ray Vander Laan

It’s easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story – one story of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to His human partners to care for it. They were unfaithful, and it fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn’t give up on His creation. He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and finally by sending His son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. What would this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbi through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome, and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome.

Verse by Verse: Room 106, lower level

In Verse by Verse we will be studying the book of Acts.  We carefully look at each verse and try to glean what the author was telling the audience then and how it applies to our lives now. We cross reference the Old Testament with the New Testament showing God’s never changing message to all.