Adult Sunday classes meet at 9:40 am.
Teacher: Matt Smart
Track: Christian Scripture
Location: Chapel Room
An introduction to the purpose and main themes of the 12 minor prophets.
Humans / Anthropology
Teacher: Pastor Jonathan Threlfall
Track: Christian Beliefs
The desire to “know thyself,” has been a theme throughout Western civilization, from the ancient Delphic oracle to the modern interest with personality types and tests. Even in the Bible we find the question, “What is man?” (Psalm 8). Unlike secular sources, however, the Bible insists that what it means to be a human can be understood only with reference to God. After all, God created humans “in his own image” (Genesis 1:26-27). This module (anthropology, the study of man) will give learners an overview of the Bible’s teaching on who we are as human beings, focusing on the fact that perfect humanity is displayed ultimately in Jesus Christ.
Marriage: What Did You Expect?
Teachers: Jon & Patty Hutchins, Gordon & Lillian Bult, Darren & Kim Bult
Track: Christian Wisdom
Location: Fellowship Hall
It won’t take long for you to be disappointed in marriage. It won’t take long for your dreams to be dashed. The reality is that you can’t escape the brokenness of this world. What Did You Expect? challenges you to look into the mirror of God’s Word and see yourself with clarity. Start working on a marriage of unity, understanding, and love.
Session 1 – Roots of a Good Marriage
Session 2 – The Biggest Problem
Session 3 – The DNA of Sin
Session 4 – “I Need Help”
Session 5 – Treasure (Part I)
Session 6 – Treasure (Part II)
Session 7 – What Is Love?
Session 8 – A Better Way
Session 9 – Rooted In Worship
Session 10 – The Marriage Bed
|Jan 3 – Feb 14||Feb 21 – Apr 11||April 18 – May 30||June 6 – Jul 25||Aug 1 – Sep 12||Sep 19 – Oct 31||Nov 7 – Dec 19|
|Covid-Canceled||Minor Prophets||Gospels||Acts||Letters 1||Letters 2||Revelation & Eschatology|
(Begins May 9)
PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW
The purpose of the Adult Sunday Classes is to educate and equip adults in three categories:
• Christian Scripture (major genres of the Bible)
• Christian Beliefs (essential Christian doctrines)
• Christian Wisdom (practical skills for Christian living)
These categories are taught in three concurrent tracks, so participants may choose which track to take. Each track is divided into typically seven-week modules. So, for example, the Christian Beliefs track begins with a module dealing with the Doctrine of the Bible and moves on to two modules on the Doctrine of God. The Christian Beliefs and Christian Scripture tracks each have fourteen modules, so they will repeat every two years. The Christian Wisdom track has seven modules, so it will repeat every year. This means that it will take five years for someone to complete all three tracks.
DESCRIPTION OF TRACKS
In his wisdom, God has revealed himself in the Scripture—a library of sixty-six books, diverse in its array of literary genres and human personalities, yet unified in its divine authorship. The more we understand what the Bible is about and how to read it for ourselves, the deeper our joy will be in its Author. The Christian Scripture track aims to give participants a panoramic view of the Bible’s major themes as they unfold from Genesis to Revelation; to demonstrate how all of Scripture reveals Christ; and to provide participants with the skills to study Scripture for themselves. In fourteen modules, the Christian Scripture track covers the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Wisdom Books, the Major Prophets, the Minor Prophets, the Gospels, Acts, the New Testament Letters, and the Book of Revelation.
With the Bible as the foundation of our faith, we seek to know what the Bible teaches about various topics. We seek to know, for example, what the Bible teaches us about God, ourselves, and God’s plan to save us. This inquiry is the realm of Christian doctrine (beliefs). The Christian Beliefs track aims to provide participants with a basic grasp of the major categories of systematic theology; to give them a framework for thinking “Christianly”; and to increase their love for God and others so that their lives will be holier and more joyful. In fourteen modules, the Christian Beliefs track covers what Christians believe about the Bible, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Humans, Salvation, the Church, and Last Things.
Christian wisdom is not the mere accumulation of knowledge: it is the skill that puts that knowledge into action. This knowledge, moreover, is not just of facts, but of a Person: “Christ Jesus . . . became to us wisdom from God” (1 Corinthians 1:30). In Christ, therefore, we are enabled to navigate the complexities of life in this passing world. The Christian Wisdom track aims to demonstrate how Christian beliefs inform a variety of issues in everyday life; to teach participants the convictions necessary for navigating these issues; and to provide the practical skills necessary to do so. In seven modules, the Christian Wisdom Track covers marriage, stewardship, counseling, work, parenting, and evangelism.