Adult Sunday School Classes

Term begins January 9 @ 8:00 am


Radically Ordinary Hospitality

Women's Class

Sue Chamberlin

Description: What is hospitality? How do we see hospitality practiced in the Bible? How can we love our neighbors as ourselves? And who are our neighbors? We will be working on answers to these questions, and exploring some "radically ordinary" ideas from The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield and Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt. (Buying and reading either book is optional.)


Homework: There will usually be two assignments each week -- either an article to read or a podcast to listen to, and an activity to stretch our practice of hospitality.


Cost: Reference two books (purchase is optional).  

Homework: There will usually be two assignments each week -- either an article to read or a podcast to listen to, and an activity to stretch our practice of hospitality.

Jesus' High Priestly Prayer

Knowing the Heart of our Savior.  John 17

Matt Apgar

Description: Six lessons are planned.  The first will be reading the text, context, and structure.  Five lessons will be breaking down the passage in segments.


Printed Study Guide Sheets will be handed out each week.


Cost:  None.


Homework:  None.

Paul's Letters

John Gorham & Mike Tutko

Description:  In this class we will survey Paul's letters written to the early church. The letters are written to not only to rebuke heresy and false doctrine, but also to encourage the communities to remain faithful to their calling in Christ. This course will explore the major themes of each letter and demonstrate the relevance of Paul's writings to the church today.


Cost:  None.


Homework:  Reading through Paul's letters.

Sin

Elder Darald Trinka

Description: I’m a disciple of Christ. I know I’m in Christ and He is in me. The Gospel declares my freedom. Not guilty! I am free from the bondage of sin and death. I have a new nature. Righteousness, not sin, reigns in my life.


Yet I still sin… If I’m honest with myself, I sin a lot. My old nature continues to bleed through. Why do I keep on sinning? I feel shame, is that the right response? Who can help me? Will there be a day when victory over sin is realized? Romans 7:24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?


In this class:

  • • We’ll take a blunt look at sin in our lives,
  • • Understand how the Gospel solves the root problem,
  • • To see how we have been transformed from slaves to heirs,
  • • To see that God isn’t looking for a change in behavior, but transformed people,
  • • To realize the power of the Gospel and the hope of glorification, when our sin nature will be no more.
  • • To gain a vision of our lives throughout eternity as truly righteous people
Book:  "The Christian Life," by Sinclair B. Ferguson. We will focus on the second half of the book.  The book cost is $15.00.

Homework: The chapters are deep, but short. We’ll roughly cover a chapter each week. This ought to take about an hour of prep time.