March 2019 Adult Christian Education Summaries

March 2019 Adult Christian Education Summaries

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

1 Corinthians with Jennie Allen

Christianity calls us to sacrifice instead of living for oneself. We have to choose one or the other—we can’t do both. The Christians in Corinth tried to live the Christian life in a worldly way. Paul wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow Jesus and only Jesus.

Lent Study – Six Miracles of Calvary

William Nicholson draws you into timeless insights at the cross of Calvary and the six miracles that would reshape the world: The encompassing darkness, The amazement of the opened tomb, The tearing of the temple curtain, The undisturbed grave clothes, The miraculous earthquake, Revivals to life in the graveyard. From these supernatural wonders you will find renewed inspiration and confidence in your own resurrection.

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 : 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

Starting March 10- Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple by Adam Hamilton

Simon Peter was an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call. He was not rich or educated, but he was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous but possessed a passion that would change the world. He left everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear. Join pastor and author Adam Hamilton in this six-week Lenten journey, and take an in-depth dive into the life, faith, and character of Simon Peter.

Verse by Verse: Room 106, lower level

The Verse by Verse class will be finishing up the book of Acts the first two weeks in March. Starting on March 17, we will be studying the book of 1 Samuel.

The book of 1 Samuel records the lives of Samuel and Saul, and most of the life of David before he became king. 1 Samuel portrays the establishment of kingship in Israel. Join us as we begin this fascinating study on one of Israel’s great prophets and the beginnings of one of the great kings of Israel.

For questions about the Adult Christian Education offerings, contact our director of Adult Ministries, Ellen Allen adults@genesis-umc.org.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (ESV)