Abide: A Study of 1,2, and 3 John | Led by Amanda Quinn & Kristen Turner
How can we hold on to assurance of our faith? How can we discern the truth from a lie? How can we know God loves us? In these three short letters, the apostle John reminds an early church facing division, deception, and doubt to hold fast to what they know and to live like they believe it. And he reminds us, as well. In this 10-session Bible study on the letters of 1,2, and 3 John, Jen Wilkin helps you see how two thousand years later, his words call to Christians in similar challenges to recall a great salvation and to abide in the truth."
Matthew Part 2 | Led by Carole Capen
Having transitioned the twelve from disciples to apostles, the last year or so of Jesus’ life shows the growing opposition to his messianic message. While continuing the training of the twelve, geographically Jesus begins moving from Galilee into Central and Southern Judea heading towards the fulfillment of his mission as the messianic lamb who must die in Jerusalem during Passover to pay for the sins of those who will follow him and to fulfill the law and the prophets.
Ephesians | Led by Carol Kettenhofen
This riveting book is one of four knowns as the “Prison Epistles”. Paul methodically and passionately lays out foundational teachings for believers in Christ Jesus. Ephesians deals with topics at the very core of what it means to be a Christian, both in faith and in practice. First and foremost, Paul emphasizes the work of Jesus on the cross should permeate into every aspect of a believer’s life. We are “To walk in a manner worthy of the calling” (4:1) and each person is empowered by the Holy Spirit to utilize their calling and gifts. We are reminded in the closing chapter, “our struggles are not against flesh and blood.” The armor of God is powerful and is there for every believer. Class time consists of verse-by-verse teaching, group discussion, question-and-answer time, prayer, laughter, and love.
My Journey to a Life of Wholeness | Led by Marilyn Young
The Bible tells us in Colossians 1:20-21, “And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind doing evil deeds, He has now reconciled in His body of flesh by His death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before Him.” I love God and recognize He’s got me - I do not worry and I’m not afraid. What glory there is to come to the end of my life enjoying the presence of God in everything. In this class I will be sharing my journey and helping each of you refine your own journey. I used several resources that will be shared with you to help you on your way to a life of wholeness. Circumstances don’t change belief in God. They reinforce belief. Praise God!
Book of James | Led by Veralyn Adams
(off campus, northeast side of town, at home of Lisa Wood) The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works. This small five-chapter New Testament book is rooted in rich theology and filled with practicality. James’ purpose in writing his book was to encourage believers to gain wisdom, strengthen their faith and display their faith through obedience to God and is just as relevant today as it was for the early church. Should you choose this study, you’ll enjoy a warm and welcoming fellowship of women desirous to studying God’s Word together. Please call Veralyn (250-8226) or Lisa (406-6464) if you have questions.
Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts | Led by Heather Schultz
(On campus) Do you feel free to delight in God’s abundant gifts, or is your joy sometimes distorted by guilt, fear, idolatry, or simply an overwhelming awareness of sin’s effects on this world? In her book Enjoy, Trillia Newbell explores how we often miss opportunities to participate in God’s divine delight. Her book serves as an encouraging reminder of God’s gracious gifts and challenges women to view all of these gifts—from relationships and careers to food and sex—as reasons to rejoice in the Lord and grow in our understanding and appreciation of who He is. Come join us at CFC on Tuesday evenings as we learn about the forgotten feast of joyful living, explore the truth of God’s Word, and discover how to daily nurture a spirit of gratitude and deep satisfaction. Together we will seek to taste and see that the Lord is good.