WEDNESDAY MORNING STUDY
Faithful, Abundant, True
By Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and Beth Moore
Kay Arthur teaches from basically, the entire book of Hebrews! Hebrews is both an example of God's faithfulness and a challenge to believers to be faithful in difficult times.
Priscilla Shirer teaches from Ephesians 3:20-21 on God's abundance. A fundamental basis for every believer is the absolute reality that God can do whatever He chooses to do. God's ability empowers our faithfulness.
Beth Moore teaches on the topic of discernment. In these difficult days it is absolutely essential that we learn to trust the Holy Spirit to enable us to determine what is true and what is false.
Wednesday Morning at 9:30 a.m. in A105 New Study Begins March 21
Book Cost: $13
Led by: Kathy Cook
WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDIES
Co-Ed Precept Study Continues
Hebrews Part 1 - Consider Jesus, Your Merciful High Priest
In these last days, God has spoken to us in His Son. What does He say about Jesus, angels, and our great salvation? Learn about Jesus' superiority to all in this exciting study of Hebrews that enlightens and enlivens Old Testament law and prophecy.
6:30 p.m. in Room A110
Book Cost: $25
Led by: Dale Adkins
5 Keys to Lesson Planning
5 Keys to Lesson Planning is a 6-week class for Life Group teachers which uses their curriculum tools to develop a relevant, interactive, life application Bible study lesson. It will employ a practicum approach where the class will work on the next Life Group Lesson, applying what they learn each week.
6:30 p.m. in Room D305 Repeats Beginning March 21
Led by Charles Draper
Jesus Among Secular Gods
By Ravi Zacharas and Vince Vitale
As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. Of course, this clash of worldviews is nothing new. Throughout Paul’s writing in the New Testament are references to elemental forces that seek to separate believers from the love and truth of Jesus.
Not only has the Christian worldview been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are also openly ridiculed as irrelevant. This six-session Bible study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture.
6:30 p.m. in Room D306 New Study Begins February 28
Book Cost: $13
Led by: Laura Hazelwood
Co-Ed Study Continues
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
* Video seminar with experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic re-enactments, and on-location video.
*Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
* Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
6:30 p.m. in Room D100 (Ongoing)
Led by: Bob & Jackie Hatcher
By Jennifer Rothschild
Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? Although you may know all the right answers, they don’t always feel right. Explore these and other questions in this realistic look at the messy, mysterious uncertainties of faith. God’s ways don’t always make sense, but He is trustworthy. Come close to Him. Trust Him more than your feelings. God will reveal Himself and fill in your missing pieces.
6:30 p.m. in Room D208 New Study Begins March 21
Book cost: $13
Led by: Elaine Hurtado
Share Jesus Without Fear
By Bill Fay
Ever wish you had an easy way to express to others the joy you've found in Christ?
Ever regret not sharing the simple truths because you were afraid?
If you answered yes to either, you are not alone. Share Jesus Without Fear can help you learn practical helps to present the compelling message of God's saving grace from author Bill Fay. Share Jesus Without Fear equips you to communicate your faith in Jesus with confidence and without fear! This easy-to-use, relational approach to witnessing teaches that you cannot fail in sharing your faith if you depend on the power of God for the results. Discover ways to guide a witnessing conversation without fear of failure or rejection.
What Is Share Jesus Without Fear?
How many of us have been the means by which someone came to know the Lord Jesus Christ? One study revealed that most followers of Christ rarely, if ever, witness to the lost because of their strucggle with four major fears:
Fear of rejection
Fear of not knowing enough
Fear of offending
Fear of ridicule or persecution
God provides the opportunity to witness, and He promises His power to help us. Yet, we simply say no, because of fear. But to say no to God for any reason is a sin. To give into any of these fears is to practice the sin of silence. But you don't have to be afraid! Resist the temptation to believe your weaknesses are unchangeable. In prayer, honestly share with God your fears of witnessing in prayer. Focus your heart on the strength that matters – the presence of God and the assurance of His power! It is not your strengths that will bring you the power to share Jesus with a lost person. It is your dependence on His power. Successful witnessing is about obedience and dependence. Your greatest strength is your willingness to trust God as your partner in guiding a lost brother or sister, parent, son or daughter, colleague at work, or stranger to know God's saving grace.
6:30 p.m. in D304
Book Cost: $8
Led by: Jon Crenshaw
Co-Ed Study Continues
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Unless you've been there, it's hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That's why many of your friends and family don't fully understand what you are going through and don't know how best to help you. We do. Our DivorceCare group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. They understand how you feel because they've been in the same place. They will show you how to deal with the hurt caused by divorce or seperation. DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly. You will find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an "oasis" in an otherwise difficult season of your life. There are three key parts to your DivorceCare experience:
6:30 p.m. in Room D300
Book Cost: $15
Led by: Shelly Harrison & Joe Garza Jr
DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)
DivorceCare for Kids is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the separation or divorce of their parents. Best of all, children will learn how God's love can strengthen them and help turn tears to hope and joy!
DC4K is designed for children ages five to 12 whose parents are separated or divorced.
DC4K is a fun and interesting group that meets weekly. This group creates a fun atmosphere where children feel comfortable and accepted by using the following activities.
This group features biblical teaching to help children recover from the hurt of separation and divorce.
6:30 p.m. in Room D302
Book Cost: $15
Led by: Tara Viningre
PRACTICAL HELPS REGARDING YOUR WALK WITH THE LORD
This is a class that will be taught by a different teacher each week. Primarily our senior adult men will serve as teachers and mentors. The classes will be as follows:
Week 1 – How to Have a Quiet Time
Week 2 – How to Study Scripture
Week 3 – Being the Spiritual Leader in the Home
Week 4 – Maintaining Your Witness at Work and Social Life
Week 5 – Iron Sharpens Irons – The Importance of Accountability
Week 6 – When I Fall, What Is Next?
Week 7 – ChurchMANship Priority
6:30 p.m. in D303 Beginning March 21