New Core One Studies, 4/28
April 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Courses below will run from April 28-July 14, 2019.
Track 1: Living the Essentials
Part One: When People Are Big and God is Small (5 weeks)
Overly concerned about what people thin of God? All experiences of the fear of man share at least one common feature: people are big. They have grown to idolatrous proportions in our lives. They control us. Since there is no room in our hearts to worship both God and people, whenever people are big, God is not. Therefore the first task in escaping the snare of the fear of man is to know that God is awesome and glorious, not other people.
This class will help uncover the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.
Part Two: Two Ways To Live: Know and Share the Gospel (7 weeks)
This course stems from the conviction that every Christian should know and understand the gospel clearly, and be able to explain their faith effectively when the opportunity arises. However, the beauty of this course is that it does not assume that every Christian will have the same gifts or opportunities to share the gospel. Participants will spend time looking at what the Bible says about sharing the gospel and the attitudes, motivations and methods that should accompany it. They learn not only what the gospel actually is, but how to share it simply and naturally with others. This involves learning to adapt a basic gospel outline to their own conversational style and practicing this skill in different contexts. They also spend time reflecting on the content and theology of the gospel outline through listening to two talks and discussing them in the group.
Track 2: Theology That Matters
New Testament Survey: The Apostolic Witness to Jesus Christ
This course is an attempt to present, book by book, the message of Jesus Christ through his apostles. That is, students will grasp the main themes and overall message of each individual book of the New Testament as it bears witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Emphasis will be given to considering the author, audience, structure and major themes of each New Testament book. Participants will be able to show how the entire New Testament bears witness to Jesus the Messiah as the Lord of the universe, the fulfillment of all of God’s promises and the Savior and Satisfier of his people.
Track 3: Walking Wisely
Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
More than ever topics such as gender roles, gender distinction, the definition and marriage/roles are under attack in our culture. How should the Christian respond? How does the Christian, today, engage in these types of conversations? This course will seek to explore each of these issues with the purpose of building a solid foundation from God’s Word. In addition, this class will help the believer respond thoughtfully with truth, grace and love to these current topics.
Track 4: The Word of Life
A Study Through the Book of Galatians
In this study we will look at how Paul champions the gospel of grace and refutes the teaching that salvation may be earned by good works. We hope to help participants know that God saves sinners by grace alone based on the sacrifice Christ offered on the cross; to depend on Christ alone for salvation; to lead a godly life free of legalistic entanglement. Enjoy studying through these great truths found in the book of Galatians!
The above courses will be taught April 28-July 14, 2019.