Interested in joining a group this fall? We'd love to have you join us!
Groups begin September 9 and run through December 2 (unless otherwise noted).
9:00am in the Conference Room, Led by Darryl DeGraff
The sweep of the Chronicler's record is from Adam to Cyrus. God created man to worship and serve Him, and to rule over His creation, and to commune with Him in a place He had prepared. The record tells the story of those who were faithless to the Lord's intentions and did not seek Him, and also of those who were faithful and sought Him with all their heart.
For the Chronicler, preeminent among the faithful is David, a man after God's own heart, appointed by the Lord to rule his people, in his place. This David serves as a figure of the divine priest-king to come—Jesus the Messiah. Between the two there are many kings. How do they stack up?
Wellspring for Women—Knowing God By Name: A Study by Mary Kassian
10:30am in Room 21, Team Led
What kind of relationship do you have with the LORD? How well do you know Him? Do you know God as He reveals Himself in the Bible or is He a god of your own making? Cultivate a deeper relationship with God by learning how He is revealed in Scripture through His various names. In the study, Knowing God by Name, we will consider what is revealed about God’s deity, character, power, authority, splendor, intimacy, and sufficiency through the names by which He is called. Study books will be provided.
Conversations With the Past: The Church in History
Focusing on the Reformation to the present
10:30am in the ARK, Led by Gordon Opp
Each generation stands on the shoulders of its predecessors. As we learn from those who have gone before us, we begin to see them as friends and companions who have accompanied us through the many turns and twists of our lives. Like contemporary friends, they have often been a joy, at other times a puzzlement or even an aggravation. But still, they become part of us.
History is crucial for understanding not only the life of Jesus, but also the entire biblical message. Church history is much more than the history of an institution or of a movement. It is a history of the deeds of the Spirit in and through the men and women who have gone before us. The notion that we read the New Testament exactly as the early Christians did, without any weight of tradition coloring our interpretation, is an illusion. It is also a dangerous illusion, for it tends to absolutize our interpretation, confusing it with the Word of God.