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Adult Sunday School

 

FALL QUARTER CLASSES:

We have two classes offered this quarter, which runs from September 10 through December 3, 2017. Join us for either of these classes!

The Prophet Jeremiah:

Finding Hope in the Face of Judgment

Teacher: Andrew Myers, Pastoral Intern
Location: Auditorium

When was the last time you read the “weeping prophet”? God called Jeremiah to announce the death of Israel, its impending exile. With great anguish, he declared God’s word of judgment and endured persecution as a result. Among the figures of the Old Testament, he is one of the greatest embodiments of righteous suffering. His laments give us an inspired glimpse into a prophet’s struggles with doubt, fear, and disillusionment in the face of the Lord’s hard calling. But paradoxically, his weakness and suffering also gives us great grounds for hope.

Come and be amazed by how Jeremiah points us to Christ, the faithful “weeping prophet.” In this overview of the book of Jeremiah, we’ll see how the prophet’s words point us powerfully to the devastation of sin and beyond that to new life in covenant with God. There’s much strength, comfort, and instruction here for you as you persevere as a stranger and exile in the world.

 

Sermon Discussion Group

Facilitator: Pastor Westerveld and others
Location: Conference Room

Jesus defines a disciple as someone who hears his word, accepts it, and bears fruit. The Apostle James reminds us that we are to be doers of the word and not hearers only. If you want to hear the words of Jesus more clearly, accept them more heartily, and bear fruit more abundantly, then we have an opportunity for you.

Join Pastor Westerveld and others at a weekly Sermon Discussion Group. In this class we will become a collaborative community reviewing that morning’s sermon, reminding ourselves of what else the Bible has to say in other places, and then arriving at concrete ways we can respond to what we have heard and learned.

 

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WINTER QUARTER CLASSES:

We have two classes offered this quarter, which runs from December 10, 2017 through March 4, 2018. Join us for either of these classes! 

Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness

Teacher: Andrew Myers, Pastoral Intern
Location: Conference Room

Do you have an anger problem? David Powlison thinks so. But it's probably not the problem that you think. Nor is Powlison's book, Good and Angry, another self-help or anger-management book.

Anger shows up in our lives in all kinds of ways--sometimes with a volatile explosion; sometimes with a cold, creeping bitterness; sometimes a vengeful spirit; sometimes a complaining heart. But anger is not itself the problem. Sometimes our anger problem is that we are not angry--righteously angry at injustice in the world.

Powlison shows us where our anger goes wrong by setting it in the light of God's own anger. He helps us to see what faithful and fruitful anger looks like. Come and grapple with this very helpful book. See how God's redemptive anger can transform your own.

Sign up on the bulletin board in the foyer so that we know how many books to order.



Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
Video and Discussion

Facilitator: Jonathan Rockey, Elder
Location: Auditorium

Nabeel Qureshi was a bright, thoughtful child of a devout Pakistani-American Muslim family. Through contacts with Christian friends in school and college he was brought - against all his inclinations and intentions - into the arms of Jesus. His autobiographical account of his reluctant conversion is all the more poignant because of Nabeel's recent and sudden death from stomach cancer.

The class will watch and discuss a video adaptation of his acclaimed book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. More ambitious class members may purchase and read the book as well. Given our increasingly global society and the attractions (and repulsions) of western democracy to Muslims around the world, we probably all have Muslim neighbors, fellow workers, and classmates. Qureshi shows us how to understand them better as a way to share the Good news of the Prophet, Priest, and King.