ADULT BIBLE STUDIES

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:20 AM

The Letter to the Thessalonians

IN ROOM W10  

Children are welcome to join our Pathfinders Ministry while you are in Bible Study

 

Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians are some of our earliest existing writings in the New Testament. As such, they offer a unique glimpse into some of the most pressing issues as the gospel began to spread across the ancient world. How should believers respond when their faith is a minority perspective and are suffering persecution?

 

What does genuine holiness look like? Is life after death truly worth believing in, and what does it look like? Will Jesus actually make good on his promise to come back?


These enduring questions and more run throughout these two brief letters, and in this eight-week study, you'll be introduced to Paul’s inspired response. Discover how the gospel of Jesus will give you the strength you need as you eagerly await his promised return to make our world right again.

PHILIPPIANS

IN ROOM W50 

DISCOVER THE HAPPINESS YOU’VE BEEN CHASING

 

Many of us spend our lives chasing happy through relationships, success, and the next adventure. Yet, we only discover a dryness in our souls. Why? Because we’re chasing the wrong kind of happy. We chase temporary happiness instead of the eternal happiness found in Jesus.

 

Sometimes, we wonder if God wants us to be happy. Someone said that God cares more about our holiness than our happiness like the two are disconnected. But what if the pursuit of happiness was adjacent to the pursuit of holiness?

 

The problem isn’t that God doesn’t want us to be happy. The problem is that we’re chasing happy in the wrong things. Happiness is ours when we chase God’s joy, His purpose, His unity, His contentment, and His peace. Happy is captured when we chase Him.

 

If you’ve ever struggled with laying hold of true happiness, this study is for you! Discover the incredible truth that happy isn’t found in the circumstances around us, but the power of Jesus in us.

OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY: THE BOOK OF NUMBERS

IN ROOM W30


Please join us as we continue our study on the book of Numbers. No matter how many times we read through and study the Old Testament, there is always more insight and a better understanding as our faith journey continues. The goal of this class is to read every word in the Old Testament , and then as a World History Class, discuss the events of their known world that shaped and influenced their lives at this particular time in history. This class is open to everyone regardless of age or personal knowledge of the Old Testament.  

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 6:30 PM

EZEKIEL PART 2 - WHEN MY SANCTUARY IS IN THEIR MIDST FOREVER

IN ROOM W10 ~ Starting February 28

 

The watchman speaks hope from the Lord. God will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick. He will set over them one Shepherd and He will feed them Himself. Then they will know that He is the Lord and they are His people.

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6:30 PM 

 

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BASIC METHODISM 

IN ROOM W50 6:30-7:30PM | IN-PERSON OR 8:00-9:00PM | IN-PERSON & VIA ZOOM

 

Join us as we continue in John Wesley’s “Fourty-Four Sermons”. In addition to the scripture, great creeds of the church, and the Methodist Articles of Religion, the “44 standard sermons” of John Wesley are central to the doctrine of the Global Methodist Church. John Wesley’s sermons are written in a common language for the common person (not only the academics) to understand Methodist theology. This should be an exciting course on Christian doctrine, and practice. Each week students will answer questions and dive into discussions based on our study of one of Wesley’s sermons and the supporting biblical texts. 

NONE LIKE HIM

IN ROOM E60 

 

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible.

 

We’re not.

 

And that’s a good thing.

 

Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God’s limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.
 

YOUR GOD KNOWS

IN ROOM W30 

 

This powerful Bible study about God’s faithfulness explores Nahum—a rarely studied collection of prophetic poems—to remind us that God is ever-present and always working, even when we feel alone or discouraged.
 
Throughout history, God has said to His people: “I see you. I know you. And I will make this right.” This is a crucial message for people today, as we so deeply need to rest in an all-knowing God who can handle what is happening in the world and in our lives. In “Your God Knows”, Bible teacher and bestselling author Lisa Whittle draws on Scripture throughout the Old and New Testaments as she helps answer six critical questions for our times:
 

  • Am I forgotten?
  • How does good come from bad?
  • Do my desires and dreams matter?
  • Am I generationally blessed or cursed?
  • Will God make wrong things right?
  • Will I be okay?

 
This interactive, video-based companion to Lisa’s book, God Knows, addresses your most pressing questions while immersing you in the truth of God’s promises so you can know deep in your soul that a sovereign God understands your pain—and will one day make all things new.
 

THURSDAYS AT 1:00 PM

Hebrews Bible Study VIA ZOOM

 

The epistle to the Hebrews draws us into extensive and elegant reasoning concerning the supremacy of Christ, his fulfillment of the OT Law and Levitical priesthood, and a call to perseverance in the Christian faith. Please consider participating in a 21-week study of this important teaching that answers the question posed near the beginning of the epistle: “How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?". Discussions will take place on Zoom from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays.

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