Equipping Classes meet each Sunday at 9:15am.
The following Equipping Classes began meeting on January 6.
|Rick Goertzen||Room 311
|The Attributes of God – The only way to know what God is like is to discover what He has revealed about Himself in Scripture. The revelations of God’s nature fall into different categories of attributes which in their totality define His character. The more we understand the character of God, the more likely our affections are set on Him and not temporal things.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 – 23 Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; 24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.
What does the Lord delight in? He delights that we know Him.
|Gary Kennedy, David Spurling and Tom Jones||Room 358||Nine Marks – Why do you attend SMCC? Do you think most church attendees would answer that question in a similar way to you? Have you (in the past, or even now) evaluated your church on a scale of whether it is worthy of your attendance? If so, how did you define your scale for church evaluation?
Going deeper, would you say you are part of a HEALTHY church? After all, that really is the more important question. And how can you truly know if your church is healthy? Since spiritual growth that leads us all to be more in love with Christ is the goal, what focuses can we all work together to promote so we build and maintain spiritual health within the Bride of Christ that gathers together at SMCC?
Building off the popular teachings of Pastor Mark Dever, and, more importantly, by exploring the Word of God, we will discuss the Biblically prescribed indicators, or “marks” of a healthy church and ask God to use this study to give us wisdom as we seek Biblical perspective and serve Him and His kingdom effectively at SMCC.
|Shane Hudman||Room 312||Storms and the Power of Joy – Storms are inevitable. Sometimes it’s a quick afternoon thunder-storm; other times it might be a devastating hurricane. But one thing is certain, storms will come. The same is true in our life. We will constantly encounter storms in our life. They come in all shapes and sizes; and often leave pain in its wake. But God has bigger purposes for the storms in our life. Is it possible to experience His perfect peace right in the middle of our biggest storms? Is it possible to experience real joy, even when we don’t feel like smiling? That’s our conversation as we look at what God’s Word says about Storms and the Power of Joy.|
|Steve Meeks||Room 356||Revelation – Twice we are told by John of the blessing of the book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Why is it a blessing? In the beginning of John’s letter he tells us, “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near. At the end of his letter he states again, “And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.” In both instances, John’s urgency and the blessings are in association with the imminent return of Christ. “The time is near” and Jesus Himself says, “Behold I am coming quickly”. Many people look at this book of the Bible as if it has a shroud around it. That is the furthest thing from the truth. God has given us this letter so we may know and in knowing we may rejoice and live in expectant hope of our Savior’s return.
As we move towards the end of this book we will see that last of God’s judgments from the bowls of wrath, and our Lord’s return in majestic slender to rule for a thousand years. The final victory will be His, when everything will be in its proper place and we will live eternally with our Lord. Come Lord Jesus, come!
In addition to the Equipping Classes listed above, the following classes will meet at 9:15 on Sunday mornings:
|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.|
|Room 359||This is a small group, taught by Larry Laatsch, whose members range in age from 40’s – 60’s. Biblical teaching focuses on practical life application.|