Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph are given center stage through the majority of the book of Genesis. But why? And why is it Christians are told to regard them as their own spiritual descendants? This survey will help us understand these heroes of the faith who "died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth." (Heb. 11:13, ESV)
Dr. David G. Barker
Though many reject Jesus as Lord, still they regard him as a great teacher. Was he? One of Jesus' main teaching tools was the parable, did that tool reveal his lordship or veil it? Are the parables really the quaint stories we remember from children's Bible storybooks? What was the context of the most cutting or perplexing parables? Join us on Sunday Evenings at 5:30 pm as we sing acapella, structure our worship with a psalm, pray for one another, and listen to a sermon. Our spring series is on how the parables from Matthew, Mark, and Luke powerfully preach the Lordship of Christ and the call of the Christian.
Pastor Nicholas Hathaway
In order to parent in a biblically faithful manner we must love the LORD our God with all our heart, letting go of our idolatries. In order to convince our children of the power of the gospel, we must be convinced of it ourselves. In order to frame our children's behavior with the moral law, we must allow our behavior to be framed by it as well. We will be discussing case studies, salient biblical passages, answering questions and showing snippets from the Tripps' parenting lectures.
Christian Ethics is not only about the behavior of the believer but the goal of his life. As such, this includes the Christian's worldview, priorities, and values. The Moral Law, summarized in the Ten Commandments, is God's summary of his own holy character. It is not only the foundation for all Christian living, it is the written expression of the case for understanding that we live in a moral universe. A study on ethics - right and wrong - covers every aspect of our being and determines how we interpret the past, the present, and the future.