Buck & A Bible
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Ongoing (New Study begins February 28) | Community Hall | Men
Are you an early riser? Why not begin your Tuesday morning with coffee, a donut, and a thoughtful discussion with a group of other men? Start the day right, thinking of God’s presence in your life. Buck and a Bible is led by a team of men who thoughtfully plan and lead each week. A new study begins on February 28 entitled Game Plan for Life, written by Joe Gibbs. It’s an “average Joe’s” guide to what the Bible has to say about such topics as: relationships, finance, physical, emotional and spiritual health, finding a vocation, and living a life of purpose. Mike Bible, who has a heart for Christ and a gift for sharing, will facilitate these sessions. For questions, contact Mike Bible at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 405-642-0521. Special thanks to Peter Weaver who kicked of the new year leading the first session study. Come join us at 6:30 a.m. in Community Hall each Tuesday morning.
Sharing the Kingdom
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:30 a.m. Ongoing (New Study begins February 14) | Community Hall | Women
Sharing the Kingdom is a Tuesday morning study group of women that meets 9:15-10:30 a.m. in Community Hall. Women of all ages are welcome for fellowship and sharing in a discussion. This year has begun with great leadership from Dr. Dave Carmichael! Dave will continue to lead by beginning a new six-week study of John Ortberg’s book God is Closer Than You Think on February 14. Intimacy with God can happen right now if you want it! Connecting with God is not just for monks or ascetics. It is for you and me – all of us. The format of a short video and a table discussion will continue. For more information, contact Susie Cobden at email@example.com.
The Gospel of Mark Bible Study
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. beginning January 17 | South Adult 3 | Women
God’s heart is moved by your cries for help, your shouts for joy, your unspoken worries. We know Him to be a God of unparalleled power and authority, but Mark’s account of Jesus paints Him as a deeply personal and intimate God, too. In The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For, follow Jesus through His days of early ministry all the way to the cross. It’s there we discover what it means to be the recipients of His excessive compassion and the very reason for His all-consuming passion. With Lisa Harper’s interactive videos capturing her humor and great biblical scholarship, this will be a rich class. Childcare is provided. To register for the class, go here.
When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box: Six Sessions on Living Life in the Light of Eternity by John Ortberg
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. beginning January 24 | North Adult 12 | All
Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, this six-session small group Bible study DVD, When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, by John Ortberg, neatly sorts out what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s kingdom.
Today is the day you choose … which game you want to win … which prize you want to collect … which priorities you want to set. It’s a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. You sweep aside the other players and you “own” the board. It’s also a thrill to win a promotion at work … the new house you wanted … that sports car you’ve always eyed.
But just like the game cards, the tokens, and the timer, those prizes are temporary. When the game is over, they all go back in the box. Games can cast a powerful spell, says bestselling author John Ortberg. But the wisest player remembers that the game is always going to end. So when everything goes back in the box, you’ll have made what is temporary a servant to what is eternal, and you’ll leave this life knowing you’ve achieved the only victory that matters. To register for the class, go HERE.
When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box will teach you to:
• Live passionately and boldly
• Learn how to be active players in the game that pleases God
• Find your true mission and offer your best
• Fill each square on the board with what matters most
• Seek the richness of being instead of the richness of having
John Farr will teach the class. The book is available at Amazon and Lifeway.
The Book of James: A Faith That Is Real, a Precept Study
Wednesdays, 9:00-11:15 a.m. beginning February 1 | South Adult 6 | All
This Study is for women and men. Deadline for registration is January 18.
What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God’s principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world. To register for the class, go here.
Your commitments include:
· Coming to class each week
· Working through the class homework (5 hrs weekly)
· Participating in discussion
The book is $24 and the study will be led by Nancy Harris.
Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. beginning January 11 | South Adult 1 & 2 | Women
Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution. It is also relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or our circumstances. Join author Lisa Harper as she journeys through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end. Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, as only she can, without losing an ounce of depth. To register for the class, go here. Led by Debbi Marshall & Patricia Hocker. The book is available at Amazon and Lifeway.
All Things New, A Study on II Corinthians
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning January 11 | North Adult 7 & 8 | Women
The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with a myriad of pitfalls in spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth, meaning God’s church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever. In “All Things New: A Study of II Corinthians,” Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of II Corinthians over 8 sessions, 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 is based on All Things New by Kelly Mintner, a study on II Corinthians. It will be led by Darla Bierig, Sherri Boyd, and Mary Jessup. Childcare is provided. To register for the class, go here. The book is available at Amazon and Lifeway.
Believing Jesus: A Journey Through the Book of Acts by Lisa Harper
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning January 10 | North Adult Room 12 | Women
What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said—and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians? In Believing Jesus, Lisa Harper answers these questions by looking at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus’ command to spread the gospel forever shaped their lives. Today, we are faced with the same decisions the early church faced. Will we, like them, truly believe the words of Jesus and allow them to transform every part of our lives? To register for the class, go here. The book is available at Amazon and Lifeway.