Fall 2017 Adult Classes
The Gospel of Luke Taught by Devin Morris. Luke was writing with purpose when he sat down to record the Gospel he so carefully had investigated. This class will study Luke’s Gospel while also observing his key themes—God’s sovereign rule, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, stewardship, and more. All of this is in hopes of understanding the importance Luke’s account held in the mind of 1st -century readers.
The Life of Abraham Taught by David Doom. Abraham was the father of the Jewish People, noted for his faith and obedience. He was a very wise man. He also had many human frailties, telling half truths to deceive others out of his own fear, deciding how to fulfill God’s promises instead of waiting on God to do it, and sometimes changing God’s instructions to fit his own needs. By looking at his strengths and weaknesses, we can see our own strengths and weaknesses better, and learn what each of us needs to change to better serve God and one other.
Ladies’ Class Led by Kim Thompson and Cheryl Satterfield. The ladies’ class will begin a series of lessons based on Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets
Them Free by Nancy DeMoss. The lessons will expose Satan as the source of many falsehoods women face and point to the truth and answers found in God’s Word.
College and Young Professionals Led by Ricky Gray. The Co-Pro class continues its in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew.
Men’s Class The men will finish the full year cycle outlined in Tony Dungy’s book, Uncommon. The book uses scripture to highlight issues that men face, and also assists men in coming to grips with their role and responsibility as men of God.
Sunday Classes (begin December 10)
The Acts of the Apostles. Keith Lyda will teach a two-quarter class on Acts. This great book serves as a model in so many ways as it gives us a glimpse of the life and work of the early church, as well as showing us the power of discipleship. In addition, some significant personalities are highlighted.
Parenting Class. Using video and small group discussion, Reagan Holland will lead a class about parenting our children and bringing them up in the Lord.
Ladies’ Class. The ladies will continue the current study through the end of the calendar year. Starting in the New Year, Betty Lister and Beth Vanderpool will lead a study called, “Lessons from Isaiah.”
Men’s Class. The men will continue to discuss the intersection between scripture and faith using the Tony Dungy book, Uncommon.
College and Young Professionals. If ever there was a book that spoke to the realities of life, it is the Psalms. Ricky Gray will facilitate a discussion about “the Psalms and Life.” In this class we will allow the writings of these ancient poets to guide us in our thoughts (and actions) as we move about as Christians in our world.
A New Life Taught by Jack Vanderpool and Phil Robertson. This class will use the guide book “A New Life” by Phil Sanders (Phil is a speaker for “In Search of the Lord’s Way,” a nationally broadcasted television ministry of the Edmond Church of Christ in Oklahoma). Many folks follow their own way, many follow the ways of the world, and even many Christians look to culture to see what the majority wants or thinks. Our object will be to simply study God’s Word, God’s will, and God’s Way. The study is appropriate for non-Christians who want to shed the past and reach for a
new life, while it also provides both new and seasoned Christians with the ability to enrich others with the gospel.
Great Themes in Romans Taught by Ricky Gray. We will begin this class with a look at the background of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. After that, we will discuss the big issues that Paul addresses in this letter—issues such as sin, grace, faith, works, law, and many others.
Equip Taught by Christian Brown. The Co-Pro class will be going through a series called “Equip” on how to pray, study the Bible, and evangelize to the lost and ourselves.
Wednesday Classes (begin December 6)
The Letter to the Hebrews. This book is one of the richest theological letters in all of scripture. Although written to Jews, it contains for us remarkable insights into the life that we are called to live as the people of God. Taught by Stephen Troup.
The Decalogue in Real Time. We do not talk often enough about the Ten Commandments, yet they continue to have a profound impact on our walk as Christians. This class will drill deeply down into the commandments, and what they continue to mean for our lives today. Led by Ricky Gray