How to be Wise with Your Words
The way in which we use words is very important. There are unwise styles of speech that we must be aware of so we can better avoid them. Each unwise style, in its own way, reveals a wise style of speech. This class is designed to help us be wiser with our words.
Tuesday, June 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
How Your Worldview Dictates Your Life
What you think is most real or authoritative will shape how you think and how you think will, ultimately, dictate how you act. We are all products of our culture to some degree; thus, it is critical that we are aware of prevailing worldviews that vie for our allegiance as we look to refine our own biblical worldview. This class is designed to promote “biblical worldview living” as the ultimate goal of disciples of Christ.
Tuesday, June 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
How To Be a Spouse and a Parent in Today’s Culture
Prevailing worldviews can promote a deterioration of the institution of marriage and family life. Cultural understandings of marriage and parenting can be at odds with biblical principles and practices. This class is designed to combat our culture’s redefining of marriage and parenting with biblical definitions.
Tuesday, June 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Prejudice and discrimination are human problems everywhere because they are manifestations of the fallen nature of man; they are sin. These sins are called by different names in different cultures. In current American culture, this sin is most readily seen in the form of racism. No matter its particular expression, this sin is common to man, and therefore, there is a common solution for man. This class purposes to expose that problem and offer that solution.
Tuesday, June 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
How to Take the Lord’s Supper
What are we doing when we take the Lord’s Supper? What is actually going on? Why do we engage in this sacrament? How should we understand ourselves with respect to taking it? When we answer these questions, the Lord’s Supper becomes a powerful spiritual discipline and not just an empty religious ritual. In this class we will grow in our understanding of the Lord’s Supper through engaging in Bible study about it and partaking of it.
Tuesday, July 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Why is it more blessed to give than it is to receive? (Acts 20:35). The action of “love” is to “give” (John 3:16). Indeed, God gave all! This giving was expressed in its utmost form when God Himself was nailed to a cross. This led to the greatest blessing of all…salvation. Now the ones who were blessed (the saved ones) are called by the One who blesses to walk in the same dynamic; die to live, give to get, and take up your cross to be blessed. The beatitudes in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount describe eight ways to engage in this process; eight ways to be blessed.
Tuesday, July 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
How to Improve Your Serve
How can I become a better servant? You will be more inclined to serve others when you identify and fight the enemy of service; the enemy is DEserve. In a variety of ways, the culture around you tells you that you do not need to serve since you, in fact, deserve. The more you listen to those lies – the lie that you deserve not to serve – the more you will not serve. To say “no” to those cultural forces is to say “yes” to the power of service. Jesus is our example and Scripture shows us how to throw off these restraints in route to “improving your serve.”
Tuesday, July 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
How to Understand Roman Catholicism
Historically, the three main branches of Christianity include Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. In order to understand Roman Catholicism, the historical foundations of the Roman Catholic Church and its ensuing customs must be identified; that is, the Church as “Teaching Authority” and the Church as “Sacramental Agent.” This course will both explain and evaluate the beliefs, traditions, and practices of Roman Catholicism in route to understanding it as a religion and considering how to interact with it.
Tuesday, July 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
The Bible refers to something called the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the gift of the Holy Spirit, or being filled with the Holy Spirit. What is this? How are you filled with the Holy Spirit? When does this happen? What is it for? Who does this happen to? How do you know that you have been filled with the Holy Spirit? What actually happens to you when you are filled with the Holy Spirit? In this class, we will survey various sections of Scripture in route to answering these questions.
Tuesday, August 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
How to Detect and Defeat Satan
Satan has a strategy. He had a strategy in the garden with Adam and Eve and his strategy hasn’t changed since then…because it’s been successful. The good news is that Gods word reveals to us not only what the tactics of the Devil are, but also how we as followers of Christ can detect the works of the Devil and defeat them. This class will show you how to engage in spiritual warfare in an effective way.
Tuesday, August 10th, 7:00-830 p.m.