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Adult Ministries

Bible Studies for Everyone, Women, & Men

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Sunday School

Romans
"The Righteous Shall Live By Faith"


Led by Pastor Emeritus Bob Dooling

SUNDAYS 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meets in Youth Room 100


 

Paul wrote his Letter to the Romans several years before the Four Gospels were written in the last decades of the first century. In his letter, he spells out the deepest meaning of those soon-to-be-written works – namely that through the Father’s love, Jesus’ Passion, and the Spirit’s Application of the work of Christ, we human beings can have a right relationship with God by faith alone. If this is true, it is, of course, very good news.”

Our primary source will be the book itself, but RC Sproul’s expositional commentary (The Righteous Shall Live By Faith) will be our primary guide. 

 

I also recommend that you purchase one of the following more textual commentaries as an additional resource: Romans: God’s Good News for the World by John Stott; Paul’s Letter to the Romans by Colin G. Kruse; The Epistle to the Romans by Leon Morris; or The Letter to the Romans – a Short Commentary by Frederick Dale Bruner. (There will be made available in the MVPC library 2 copies of each book for you to borrow if you like.)
 

Please consider joining us in what will certainly be a great adventure.

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Spirit Filled Living

"Jesus the Game Changer" by Karl Fasse

Led by Pastor Jim Webb & Donna Fullerton

TUESDAYS 1:30 - 2:30pm
Meets in Meeting Room 1 


 

BEGINS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 at 1:30pm

Jesus the Game Changer traces the astonishing and undeniable path of Jesus of Nazareth to now, bringing us to the overwhelming conclusion that Jesus is the most influential game changer in human history. Each thought-provoking chapter will share insights from more than 30 historians, academics, authors and modern day game changers from all over the world. Most are followers of Jesus, others are not, but across their diverse areas of expertise, they all help us discover how the life and teaching of Jesus changed the world and why it matters. 

Titles Include:

1. Jesus                                     
2. Equality                              
3 Forgiveness                       
4. Women & Children        
5. Democracy 

6. Care

7. Leadership

8. Education & Health

9. Wealth

10. Reason & Science

Books will be made available for purchase at the Class or contact Donna Fullerton at Church Office to order your copy.

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Women's Bible Study

The Myth of Righteous Anger


Led by Terry Shores

TUESDAYS 7:00 - 8:30pm
Meets in Meeting Room 1 


 

This class runs alongside the Men's Bible Study on Tuesday nights.

This class will be using the book "Unoffendable" by Brant Hansen as we delve into The Myth of Righteous Anger.

Not entitled to get angry? Really?

It’s a radical, provocative idea: We’re not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it.

As it turns out, giving up our “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, and encouraging things we can do.

In Unoffendable readers will find something of immeasurable value—a concrete, practical way to live life with less stress. They’ll adjust their expectations to fit human nature and replace perpetual anger with refreshing humility and gratitude.

The book offers a unique viewpoint, challenging the idea that Christians can ever harbor “righteous anger” or that there even is such a thing for believers.

Few other books exist with such a radical, provocative proposal to consider. We have no right to anger. We are to get rid of it, period. Completely. And it is possible to choose to be “unoffendable.”

Through the author’s winsome, humorous, and conversational style, this book doesn’t add another thing to do on a stressed-out person’s ever-growing list. Better, it actually seeks to lift religious burdens from readers’ backs and allow them to experience the joy of gratitude, perhaps for the first time, every single day of their lives.

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Men's Bible Study

Joshua
The Power of God's Promises


Led by CRE Pastor Larry Shores

Tuesdays
 7:00 - 8:30pm
Meets in Library


 

This group is a way to get connected and encouraged while studying the Scriptures.  It runs along side of the Women's Bible Study on Tuesday nights.  

Tucked away in the twenty-first chapter of Joshua is an astonishing summary of the book: “Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there” (21:43). The key words in this sentence—give and gave—are repeated throughout the book. We should read the book of Joshua in order to behold the Lord who makes great promises and who keeps every promise he makes. 

Join us as we delve into Joshua!  Bring your Bible!

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Sunday Afternoon Bible Study

COLOSSIANS
The Supremacy of Christ


Led by CRE Pastor Shores

Sundays 2
:00-3:00pm
Meets in Meeting Room 1

In writing to the Colossian brethren, Paul describes the supremacy of Christ to a church that had begun to drift away from the faith. False teachers had crept in and began teaching a gospel that mixed together: Greek philosophical ideas, Pagan cultic practices, Jewish religious traditions along with the teachings of Christianity. These men blended all of these components into a "new" gospel which, they claimed, would give people a more dynamic spiritual experience. Instead of faith practiced in loving obedience as Jesus had taught.  

 

Paul's point here is – who needs human philosophy and cultural rituals and human effort when the Supreme Lord has personally undertaken the task of saving those who were condemned to death by sin? No amount of human wisdom and effort could accomplish what the Supreme Lord had accomplished for them – and for us!

Come find out more as we go thru this incredible book of the Bible together!

Be sure to bring your Bible!

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