SUNDAY AM ADULT BIBLE CLASSES

Winter Quarter:  December 2018 through February 2019

A STUDY OF THE GOSPEL OF MARK:  The 2nd of the 4 gospel accounts, The Book of Mark is often called the “Gospel of Action” because it focused as much on what Jesus did as on what He said.  Reading Mark’s account, one can’t help but see the urgency in the ministry and life of the Lord.  In the English Standard Version, you will find the word “immediately” 35 times in the 16 chapters of Mark!  As such, the flow of the book is rapid, moving quickly from one act of ministry to the next.  One commentator wrote that “Mark gallops.”
Mark was likely written to a Roman audience that was not all that interested in genealogies or Old Testament prophecies.  However, like us even today, the original readers were no doubt moved by the fast-paced account of the work of the Son of God, whose ministry was perhaps summed up best in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
THE FOLLOWING ADULT BIBLE CLASSES WILL BE STUDYING THE BOOK OF JOSHUA
  1. Auditorium Lecture Class: Class Leader: Derek Blackwell
  1. Adult Discussion Class: Meets in the Library. Class leader: Billy Alexander
  1. Young Family/Young Professional Class: Room 111. Class leaders:  Darrell Criss/Shawn Biggers
FOUNDATIONS OF THE FAITH:  Meets in Elder’s Conference Room.  Class leader:  Chacun Anderson
Class Description: What Every Christian Should Know: This class is for everyone from the newly baptized to mature Christians who want to study the foundational truths of the Bible.
VISITOR’S CLASS:  Meets in Minister’s Office.   Class leader: Chris Ward
Class Description: Fundamentals of the Faith: This class is offered for all non-Christians who wish to have a better understanding of the foundational truths and building blocks of the Christian faith.  This class is a casual, open discussion class in which no question is too elementary to be asked.
SPANISH BIBLE CLASS:  Meets in Fellowship Hall.  Class leader:  Jim Avalos
Class Description: God’s Word taught in Spanish

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Classes

Winter Quarter:  December 2018 through February 2019

Auditorium Class:  Class Leader: John Gooch
Class Description: Heart Diseases and Their Cures:  All sin begins in the heart. Someone correctly said, “The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart”.   Sin causes hearts to grow hard, especially continual and unrepentant sin. Jesus taught, “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.” (Mark 7:21-22).   Our study will seek to expose the sinful diseases of the human heart and provide Biblical cures so that we can be healthy and productive citizens of God’s kingdom. 
Men’s Class:  Meets in the Library.  Class leader: Don Allen
Class Description: Daniel: Daniel is a great book of history and God’s prophetic plan for Israel and for the church today.  It will be a great study for men in the Lord’s church today concerning faithfulness and commitment in a foreign culture just like Daniel did many years ago.
Women’s Bible Class:  Meets in Room 107.  Class leader: Deanna McCullough
Class Description: The Book of Hebrews:  Hebrews is a rich and powerful exhortation for those who are tempted to leave a superior life in Christ and turn again to the inferior ways of the world.  If there is one word that describes the book it would be “better”:  Jesus is better than angels, Moses, Joshua and Aaron; the new covenant is better than the old; the new sacrifice is better than the previous.  Hebrews encourages us to stay faithful by keeping our eyes on Jesus!
Professionals & Marrieds Discussion Class:  Meets in Room 111Class leader: Various men
Class Description:  Polishing the Pulpit Marriage/Family/Parenting DVDs.  This class will include video lessons from PTP 2018 on strengthening marriages and families as well as dealing with parenting issues.  Class discussion will focus on the lesson points from the videos. 
Spanish Bible Class:  Meets in Fellowship Hall.  Class leader: Jim Avalos
Class Description: God’s Word taught in Spanish
Visitor’s Class:  Meets in Minister’s Office.  Class leader: Chris Ward
Class Description: Fundamentals of the Faith: This class is offered for all non-Christians who wish to have a better understanding of the foundational truths and building blocks of the Christian faith.  This class is a casual, open discussion class in which no question is too elementary to be asked.
Please plan on taking advantage of these great opportunities each Sunday and Wednesday to “Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” (Colossians 1:10-12)