In a defensive and divided culture, how can followers of Jesus reveal a better way of living? In Scott Sauls’ book, A Gentle Answer, he provides an inspiring and transformative path for countercultural gentleness in our perpetually angry, attacking, and outraged times. Through this study, we will learn how to grow in affection for Christ, who answered hostility with gentleness. We will nurture a renewed, softened heart in light of Christ’s gentleness toward us, forsaking us-against-them mentalities. We will learn to put down our swords and infuse a hostile world with the gentleness of Christ.
Have you had needs exposed? Anxiety? Fear? Hopelessness? How can we navigate the fallenness in our world? Racial divisions, COVID-19, political tension, disappointment, relationship hardships, financial reversals… We are not the first generation to experience extreme hardship. 1 Peter is a book set in deeply troubling times. Yet this loud, irrepressible disciple of Jesus speaks of hope. Not just hope in anything but a living hope in Christ.
This isn’t the Ruth you think you know. Using verse by verse interpretive method, we will study Ruth as a courageous overcomer and powerful instrument of change who will point us to our gracious and loving Redeemer, the coming Jesus.
Having a "personal relationship with Christ" means walking with Christ daily, abiding in him, being one in and with him, but what does that look like and how do I become one in Christ? In this study we will look at this doctrine and discover various spiritual practices to grow in increased intimacy with Christ and a better understanding of our identity, position, purpose, and power as a Christian.
We have all heard we are better together, but what does that look like in real life? The Hinged study instructs and applies the Gospel in the context of community for God’s glory. It was written by nine women PCA leaders bringing their own unique voice, experiences, and a love for Christ and His Church to this study of Ephesians.
Jessica Hale, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, S-180
Martha Welch, Thursdays, 9:00am, S-180
Childcare Provided (Thursday only)
We long to be steadfast, to be faithful regardless of our circumstances. But in a world where so much can pull us off track, steadfastness is often a rare and elusive trait. As we study the book of James, we will discover how James longs for his readers to persevere in truth in a world of lies and to see that God’s steadfast love is ultimately the source of our steadfast faith. The preparation work for this 9-week study will be done weekly outside of class and is designed to dovetail with small group discussion and teaching time.