Starting September 22, 2019 we'll have two classes meeting at 9:00 am each Sunday for this trimester.
Biblical Studies Class (Led by Travis Payton): Ecclesiastes
Meeting: in the Worship Center Bookstore
Summary: King Solomon of Israel lived the life that many Americans would give anything to live: unlimited financial resources, unlimited pleasure, complete security, real estate beyond compare, and intellectual prowess second to none. While oscillating between extremes and balances, he lived a life unrestricted by so many things that often restrain common people. Reflecting on all of his freedom and “privilege,” he picked up his pen under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to document his conclusions. This book proves extremely relevant in light of the maddening pace that our culture continues to press boundaries in every direction seeking to find meaning or attempting to escape from disillusionment. Ecclesiastes demonstrates that the “answers to life” cannot be found in human wisdom, intuitiveness, social privilege, or mere study—they must be Divinely revealed.
Doctrine and Life Class (Led by Jeremy Twombley): Text & Canon of Scripture
Meeting: in the Education Building
Summary: How do we know that what we have in our Bible is what the authors of Scripture originally wrote? In other words, has God really preserved His Word over time? And if He has, how do we know that the books we have in the Bible are the right ones? In other words, has God made it possible for us to know which writings are His Word? In recent years certain prominent skeptics have attacked the Christian faith on precisely these two fronts. And because many Christians know very little about these things, their faith can be easily upset by such attacks. This class is designed to help equip you understand the truth on these important aspects of the doctrine of Scripture (the text and canon of Scripture).