Your Devotional Life
Teacher: Pastor Mitchell Gregory
Location: Room 115
Length: September 2019
Time: 9:15-10:10 a.m.
|9/1||Approaching the Bible|
|9/8||Meditating in the Bible|
|9/15||Praying the Bible: Praise|
|9/22||Praying the Bible: Confess|
|9/29||Praying the Bible: Ask|
The aim of the class is to provide a practical method for reading, understanding, praying and applying the Bible for daily life. This method will focus on creating and cultivating a devotional life that fits into the flow of your weekly life and responsibilities.
The class will also survey various resources including:
- Useful apps and websites
- How to read the Bible to your children
- Praying the Psalms
- A survey of Bible companions
Hopefully, this class will be helpful for those who struggle with interpreting and applying the Bible. It will also prove helpful for those who’d like a practical method to share with others.
The Bible is the revelation of the mind of God – learn this book.
The Bible is the revelation of the heart of God – love this book.
The Bible is the revelation of the will of God – live this book.
Jeremiah: Encountering the God of Wrath, Love and Grace (Part 1)
Teachers: Drew Watkins, Robert Coats, and Richard Heintzelman
Location: Room 112
Length: May-December 2019
Time: 9:15-10:10 a.m.
In Jeremiah 2:13, God says, “My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Then in Jeremiah 2:19, God says, “Your evil will chastise you, and your apostasy will reprove you. Know and see that it is evil and bitter for you to forsake the LORD your God; the fear of Me is not in you …”
The book of Jeremiah exhibits many great themes that stress God’s judgment on covenant infidelity and worldwide sin, as well as God’s determination to restore an international people for Himself through the establishing of a new covenant. Here we encounter the prophet who, from his youth to old age, delivered the word of God to the people of Israel at the most terrifying time in all their troubled history. More than that we encounter the God of Jeremiah – an encounter that should be both profoundly disturbing and ultimately reassuring, as it was for him. If Jeremiah’s message was true in his day, and if the book is still true today, in both cases it is because of the God who called the man to speak and commanded the book to be written.
In the end, Jeremiah is a book of victory of God’s love and grace. His redemptive, reconstructive work comprises the book’s portrait of the future – a future that we see fulfilled in the New Testament through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. Ultimately, we see it in God’s dwelling with His redeemed people in the new creation.