New Core One Studies, 7/21
July 21 @ 9:30 am - September 1 @ 10:30 am
Courses below will run from July 21 – September 1, 2019.
Prayer – Living the Essentials track
“God doesn’t demand hectic church programs and frenetic schedules; he only wants his people to know him more intimately”, says top-selling author D. A. Carson. The apostle Paul found that spiritual closeness in his own fellowship with the Father. By following Paul’s example, we can do the same. This book calls believers to reject superficiality and revolutionize their lives by embracing a God-guided approach to prayer.
Angelology – Theology That Matters track
Within this brief course on Angelology we will study the types of angels referenced in Scripture, their purposes, and the context they are mentioned in.
How People Change – Walking Wisely track
This course will be based off the book by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp. A description of the books states the following:
“The Gospel of Jesus Christ promises a changed heart. But so many of us are stuck. We make sinful choices again and again. We’re trapped by repetitive selfish behaviors. Scripture would tell us that change is a process, not an event. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it promises a heart that is capable of being changed. How People Change targets the root of a person – the heart. When our core desires and motivations change, only then will behavior follow. Using a biblical model of Heat, Thorns, Cross, and Fruit, Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane reveal how lasting change is possible.”
Lamentations – The Word of Life track
Lamentations is an oft overlooked and seldom studied book of the Old Testament. It does not lend itself to easy application and can feel rather negative and even upsetting to study. However, dealing with pain, confusion, suffering, and even chastisement is a normal occurrence in the life of any Believer. Listening to the prophet cry out to God in response even to deserved punishment is a poignant reminder of the necessity of worshipful lament that we would do well to take to heart. This will be a study not only of the book of Lamentations but of the act of prayerful lament and how it can and should be employed to cry out to God in pain, in worship, and even in faith and trust.
The above courses will be taught July 21 – September 1, 2019.