Lecture based

GIFFT (Growing In Faith and Fellowship Together) 

A lecture styled class with a time of prayer and praise.

This fall they will be going through John MacArthur’s Joshua, Judges and Ruth bible study guide.

From the back cover: “It took more than forty years of wandering, but finally the nation of Israel was ready to enter the land that God had promised to them. However, they knew that arriving at the borders was just the beginning, for many battles and many foes still lay ahead. Yet, as Joshua reminded them, they also knew that the Lord had promised to fight all their battles and defeat their foes—through His power, and not their own. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the Israelites’ conquest of the Promised Land, beginning with the miraculous parting of the Jordan River, continuing through the victories and setbacks as the people settled into Canaan, and concluding with the time of the judges. Studies include close-up examinations of Rahab, Ruth, and Samson, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as “The Sin of Achan” and the role of “The Kinsman Redeemer.””

Facilitators: Steve Shanklin, Chris Techmire, Mike Cunningham RM 223-224

Joyful Believers

A lecture style class going through Douglas Moo’s NIV Application Commentary: Romans

From the back cover: “Our culture does not encourage thoughtful reflection on truth. Yet living the gospel in a postmodern culture demands that Christians understand and internalize the truth about God and his plan for the world. Paul's letter to the Romans remains one of the most important expressions of Christian truth ever written. Its message forces us to evaluate who we are, who God is, and what our place in this world ought to be. Going beyond the usual commentary, this volume brings the meaning of Paul's great letter into the twenty-first century. Douglas Moo comments on the text and then explores issues in Paul's culture and in ours that help us understand the ultimate meaning of each paragraph. A final section suggests ways in which the eternal theology of Romans can be understood and lived out in our modern culture.”

Facilitator: Greg Bulls, Brent Clifford RM FMC (Lower) Classroom


discussion based

The Makers Mark

A discussion based group with a time of prayer and praise.

This fall they will be reading and discussing through Tim Keller’s The Reason For God.

From the back cover: “Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.”

Facilitators: Justin Biggs, Courtney Cowden, Keith Rodgers, John Poch  RM 219-220

Overflow

This class spends some time in fellowship and prayer and then discusses and reflects further upon the sermon from the first service.

Facilitator: Marc Adams RM 221