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Bible Studies

Encounter Jesus

How well do you know Jesus? Have you heard Him, or just heard about Him? Do you want to know Him better? Join us on Wednesday nights as we look closely at the words and actions of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of Luke. Each week we will examine one passage from the gospel in depth to more fully understand the meaning of Christ's words and action. Our focus this fall will be on the early life of Jesus as well as several of the unique parables found only in Luke's gospel.

This is a co-ed Adult study group that meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Childcare and children's/youth activities are also available at the same time.

This is a continuation of the 2016-2017 study that featured the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. To review prior sessions or a missed session, visit Encounter Jesus Bible Study.

Grace

Paul uses the word "grace" more than 100 times in his letters; Jesus never mentions the word - He just perfectly demonstrates grace by his entire life and teachings. As Christians, we need to not only understand the theology of grace but its application and value in our life as it brings us into a closer relationship with the Father. Like romantic love, "Grace" must be experienced - no definition, no words can adequately explain it. We experience it most fully when we consider and apply to our life what God demonstrates about grace throughout the Bible and in the lives of others. So join us this fall as we study what the Bible teaches about Grace coupled with the insight of Charles Stanley, Philip Yancey, Mark Batterson, David Jeremiah and other.

This co-ed Adult study group will meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the church Conference Room.

Romans

A special Sunday Morning class offering for an in-depth study of Paul's Letter to the Romans. This 16-week course, which features 8 hours of video teaching by Dr. Douglas J. Moo, Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, will provide a familiarity with the overarching organization and flow of Romans and insights into the passage-by-passage meanings of the text. But it does far more than Just teach about the Letter, it focuses heavily on practical application of Paul's teaching for today's Christians who, strangely, find themselves living in a world not that different from the Romans.

This co-ed Study group meets on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in Room 209 at the church. (Nursery and children's classes are available at the same time.)

This study begins September 10, 2017

Any3: Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time

Learn a method for witnessing to Muslims and others who don't believe that Jesus died for our sins. This method, called Any3, has been used successfully around the world for several years. Indonesian Mission team members, who used this method during their last trip, will be teaching this class. This class will include reading portions of "Any-3: Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime" by Mike Shipman, in-class practice and opportunities to share with people in our neighborhood.

Mike Shipman uses Jesus' example of sharing the good news with the woman at the well in John 4 as the basis for this method. It is a non-confrontational method of sharing the Gospel that helps us witness by Getting Connected, Getting to God, Getting Non-believers Lost, Getting to the Gospel and Getting to a Decision.

This co-ed Adult study group meets on Sunday mornings 10-11 am in Room 306. Childcare and children's/youth activities are also available at the same time.

This study begins October 6, 2017 through December 2017

Monday Night (Women)

Meets every other Monday night at 7 pm offsite.

We Saved You a Seat

In today's busy world, we're wired to appear "fine," warding off authenticity and shielding ourselves from judgment. In this study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend - it's how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

This study begins September 18, 2017

Tuesday Morning (Women)

Meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am offsite.

The Sacred Echo

Are you ready to revolutionize your prayer life forever? This study explores how often when God speaks, He will echo the same message through a sermon, a passage of Scripture, a chance conversation, or an unexpected encounter. When we begin looking for these sacred echoes, we are better able to recognize God's voice in our life and walk more confidently in the fullness of all God has for us.

This study begins September 19

Wednesday Morning (Women)

Meets every other Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:15 am at the church. (Childcare is available for this study group.)

All Things New

In this study, Kelly Mintner will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

This study begins September 13, 2017

Wednesday Evening (Women)

Meets every Wednesday from 6:15 - 7:30 pm at the church , room 210. (Childcare/children's activities are available during this study time.)

The Word of the Lord

This study, by Nancy Guthrie, leads readers in a Christ-centered study of the Old Testament prophets, showing how all of the prophets, whether chastising or comforting, point forward to Israel's final redemption and ultimate hope.

Study begins September 13, 2017

Saturday Morning (Men)

Meets every other Saturday at 8:00 am offsite.

The Parables of Jesus

Come and explore the parables of Jesus and how they apply, instruct, and inspire us in our daily walk with Jesus.

This study begins September 16, 2017