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Equipping Classes

Equipping Classes meet each Sunday at 9:15am.
The Classes listed below will begin this Sunday, October 6!
Shane Hudman Room 312 The Gospel is Alive and Well    The apostle Paul declared that the Gospel is the “power of God unto Salvation”. There is no one that is so far gone that the Gospel can’t completely transform his life and move him from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. There is hope for everyone. But there is an enemy who seeks to snatch the Gospel seed and who seeks to blind the spiritual eyes of those who need its transforming power.

A cursory look at the state of the world might lead one to think that the enemy is winning. But that is far from the case. The Gospel is alive and well; and the gates of hell cannot stand up against it. Join us as we take a deep dive into the most glorious news that has ever crossed human lips and touched the human soul…the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We’ll look at what the scriptures say about putting the Gospel on display through our life and our lips.

Bob Nilsen Room 311 (Upper Room) Apologetics: An interactive study on the
substance and process of giving a ‘ready defense’ of the Christian Faith.  A combination of traditional apologetics and personal apologetics in our current culture.

Using power points, discussion, and role playing, we will address topics such as:  ‘Science and the Bible’; ‘Why should we listen to 2000 years old Jewish men?’; ‘With all the suffering in the world, God is either not almighty or He is not good’;  Christians are too exclusive – you reject everybody who’s different from you’;  ‘Christians are homophobic, and what you believe is illegal.’

Come ready to be taught, to interact, and to contribute as to how to best reach those in your circle of influence. Be encouraged that the faith we hold dear is founded on reliable texts, sound scientific principles, and reasonable philosophical arguments.

Steve Meeks Room 356 James, “a bond servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ”. This is how James introduced himself in his letter. He was also known as “James the Just, because of his devotion to righteousness”. He was the leader of the church in Jerusalem, and an associate of the apostles.
As a testimony of his character and his humility, he did not introduce himself as the half-brother of Jesus Christ, surely a title many would have declared first.
James wrote his letter to the 12 tribes the Jews who were scatted abroad due to persecution of the church. His first instruction to them was to consider it all joy, when you encounter trials, or test. How counter to the teaching of the modern evangelist who declares the health and wealth gospel, and forsakes truth, obedience and love.James doesn’t write to his listeners on how to escape their persecution, or how to demand their rights. His encouragement is to be steadfast in the trial and to let it have its full effect.

Undergoing trials while walking in obedience to the Word of God will make you “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”.

Join us as we walk with the Godly man through a series of tests which will…

• determine if our faith is real
• strengthen those who are weak in their faith
• and encourage us to be steadfast as we face the persecution that comes from being in this world yet not of the world.

In addition to the Equipping Classes listed above, the following classes will meet at 9:15 on Sunday mornings:
Class Place Description
Lighthouse Community Chapel This group is composed primarily of mid- and senior adults, married and single. Typical teaching consists of a study of a specific book of the Bible, with occasional topical studies.  The class is taught by Eric Dennison.
Grace
Abounding
Room 359 This is a small group of mid- and senior adults, married and single, taught by Larry Laatsch. Biblical teaching focuses on practical life application.
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