Sunday Mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School classes teach the Scriptures, how to understand them better, and how to apply them to real life, all in an atmosphere of love and fellowship. Please join one of our classes, and find their value for your life in Christ.
Sunday School Classes offered for Fall 2017:
Book of Ephesians
Led by Bruce Boone and Mark Whiteman in Room 201
Ephesus was the most important city in Western Asia Minor (now Turkey). Having a harbor on the Caster river which emptied into the Aegean Sea and located at an intersection of major trade routes, Ephesus became an important commercial center. It boasted a pagan temple dedicated to the Roman goddess Diana. For three years, Paul made Ephesus a center for evangelism. He wrote his epistle to expand the horizon of his Ephesian readers, so that they might understand better the dimensions of God’s eternal purpose and grace, and come to appreciate the high goals God has for the church. Join us in this study of Ephesians and expand your horizons in knowing God’s eternal purpose and grace for His Church.
Romans: “Engaging God’s Word”
Led by Orval Foraker in Room 207
The class will begin with chapter one of Romans and continue through chapter 8. I will use the ESV version of the Bible, Luther’s Commentary and a study guide by Community Bible Study. You will be encouraged to purchase a copy of the Bible Study but it is not required in order to attend the class. During our study, an overriding question will be, “How is your walk with Jesus given what you are learning from the book of Romans and the cross-references we have discussed?”
Led by Dave Phillips and Dan Smith Sr. in Fellowship Hall
Asking the right questions of Scripture is essential for finding its rare and beautiful treasures. Catechisms (from the Greek word meaning “oral instruction”) have often been written for children, such as Martin Luther’s catechism originally written for his own children. The Westminster Shorter Catechism (in contrast with the larger one) is no exception. This quarter we will use the Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English and The New City Catechism to focus on what we are to believe concerning God, creation, fall and the law. Along the way, we’ll introduce catechism apps and audio files which you can use while driving to work, running at the gym, having family devotions, etc. Come to this class to review the basics of the faith, to help you teach your children, or to find out what our primary purpose in life is, what our only hope in life and death is, what sin is, and what the purpose of the law is.
If God is Good, Why all the Suffering and Evil?
Led by George Pauley in Room 208
This question represents one of the greatest challenges to the Christian faith. Have you ever asked yourself? – Why doesn’t God do more to restrain evil and suffering? – Why must I endure so much pain? – Does God explain His reasons for all the suffering and evil? – How do I respond to those who reject God because of the existence of suffering and evil? Join us in this class as we examine what the Bible says about these questions! Remember, we are commanded to be always ready to give an answer (1 Peter 3:15) to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you!