Bible Studies: Overview

Spring 2020

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First Corinthians

Living Love When We Disagree

by Melissa Spoelstra

Finding Peace and Harmony When You Disagree.

With more and more ways to communicate in a culture that encourages sharing the details of our lives, there exists greater and greater opportunity for disagreement. Our differences seem more pronounced. Our words sound more divisive. Even as Christians, we struggle to get along. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth about this very thing, encouraging them to not ridicule one another but to work together to show the love of Christ.

In this six-week DVD study, you’ll explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and discover how to live love even when you disagree. A workbook and Leader Guide complement the book and six-segment DVD.

    • Tuesdays, January 14 – February 25, 2020 (7 weeks)
    • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

Sermon on the Mount 

by Jen Wilken

Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right – a study on blessedness; a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer; a discussion of religious devotion, money, ambition, and relationships. But what if we navigated these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Come and learn from Jesus, just as His disciples did.

    • Tuesdays, January 14 – March 10, 2020 (9 weeks)
    • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

God of Creation

a study of Genesis 1 – 11

by Jen Wilken

The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.

    • Tuesdays, January 14 – March 17, 2020 (10 weeks)
    • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.,

Revolutionary Kingdom

Following the Rebel Jesus

by Mike Slaughter

Welcome to the revolution, a revolution led by Jesus, who provided us with the vision of a kingdom worth dying for, making him the most radical revolutionary of all time. In Revolutionary Kingdom, we learn that to join this revolution…to be considered true disciples of Christ…we must exchange comfortable cultural worldviews and values for the radical requirements of living out the Kingdom in the here and now. It’s when we get serious about God’s call that we, too, live revolutionary, world-changing lives.

    • Tuesdays, February 18 – March 24, 2020 (6 weeks)
    • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.,

Grounded in Prayer

by Jim and Jennifer Cowart

You don’t know God until you talk to God. Prayer is a crucial way for us to experience God’s grace. Jesus used The Lord’s Prayer to teach all disciples about how to communicate with God. Christians also order their lives around their relationships with each other, and these relationships are strengthened through personal and corporate prayer with God. The Lord’s Prayer is a template for how to bring our needs, concerns, and challenges to God, who cares for each of us. Using the Lord’s Prayer, topics include Your Holy Name, Our God’s Reign, Everything We Need, Forgive Us!, Deliver Us!, and For God’s Glory.

    • Tuesdays, July 7 – August 11, 2020 (6 weeks)
    • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.