It is challenging to consider that Jesus doesn’t first mention the cross in light of his death and sacrificial atonement on it. But the first mention of the cross (a most familiar image of brutal punishment) is something that all who follow Jesus must take up as a burden of discipleship.
Adult Bible Study
Growing is something that can be done both individually as well as in a group. In fact, we need to learn in both ways. This group meets after worship and a brief fellowship time on Sundays.
This is led by Pastor Ben who has great passion for education and allowing God’s Word to teach us. There have been a wide range of topics discussed in this class and is for all levels of familiarity with God’s Word. Sometimes we will delve into the readings from worship a little more to ask questions or confront our misconceptions due to a lack of familiarity with what it looked like to live in the ancient near east. Other times we discuss current life issues and how we as Christians are to relate to a world that doesn’t have the same way of viewing the world.
There were a few excellent questions that arose that were quite helpful in laying the course for discussing how the Church (and its Christians) address social issues, even in political discussions.
For the video and first part of our discussion, please visit:
If armor is used in battle then the question must be asked, what battle is God asking those who wear this armor to fight?
The conquest is a tough topic and certainly needs a lot of attention. Understanding the major movements of the conquest is our goal. If you would like to follow along with us in the materials click here and you can download the PDF of the lesson.
Covenant theology is a complex thing. Understanding our relationship to these covenants is important if we are to live in the fullness of the New Covenant. If you would like to follow along with us in the materials click here and you can download the PDF of the lesson.
There is a repeating theme throughout the Bible and it is helpful to see it early in the narrative. If you would like to follow along with us in the materials click here and you can download the PDF of the lesson.
I can be easy for us to think (and act like) the things that the world calls "our possessions" actually belong to us. But truly engaging in our vocation of stewardship is a joyful groove to be in. If you would like to follow along with us in the materials click here and you can download the PDF of the lesson.
We're still setting the stage for our discussion of the Divine Drama. In the process we will be memorizing the books of the Bible in order. If you would like to follow along with us in the materials click here and you can download the PDF of the lesson.
Many Christians are surprised to find out that there are more than one number of the ten commandments. This is not intended to be an exhaustive treatment of the ten commandments, but a chance to look at a few things in particular that are 1) misconceptions about the commandments and 2) have a better appreciation for why God would give us such a complex set of imperative commands.
For more information on the resources used in this discussion please contact Pastor Ben.