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  • attributes

    God’s Attributes in Focus – Minor Prophets

    3 Week Series

    A “before during and after” perspective of the exile of God’s people. A treasure chest of spiritual insights filled with practical wisdom for our times from our unchanging God.  Examine how God — whose infinitely holy character — responds to the ever-changing condition of His sinful people with words of warning, comfort, and love.

    1. Before the Exile: Hosea, Joel, Amos
    2. During the Exile: Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
    3. After the Exile: Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

  • gospels

    God’s Good News – The Gospels

    4 Week Series

    The story of Jesus is so important that only one account of His life would not seem to be enough. Just as there are four points on a compass and four seasons to a complete year, it took four accounts to give us a complete picture of the life of Christ. Matthew portrays Jesus as King, Mark reveals Jesus as a Servant, Luke upholds Jesus as the Son of Man, and John demonstrates Christ to be the Son of God.

    1. Jesus is The King: Matthew 1-28
    2. Jesus is the Servant: Mark 1-16
    3. Jesus is the Son of Man: Luke 1-24
    4. Jesus is the Son of God: John 1-21

  • acts

    The Acts of the Holy Spirit – The Early Church

    2 Week Series

    Acts provides the bridge between the ministry of Jesus Christ and the letters of the Apostles. As is suggested by the title, Acts is a book about what God accomplished through these early believers. It is a book of action more than a book of doctrine, as the Holy Spirit works through the Apostles to spread the Gospel message and establish the Church.

    1. The Acts of the Holy Spirit: Acts 1-12
    2. To the Ends of the Earth: Acts 13-28

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    Signs of the Times – The Olivet Discourse

    4 Week Series

    Why the sudden (or on-going) interest in the annihilation of the world? You are about to enter one of the most climactic scenes in the drama of Biblical prophecy–the Olivet Discourse. Packed into a single chapter of the Bible is a sermon from our Lord that draws together prophetic insight spanning thousands of years. This discourse looks back to the visions of Daniel (in the book of Daniel) and looks forward to the visions of John (in the book of Revelation), bringing the combined weight of their relevance to bear on our lives today.

    1. Signs of the End of the Age: Matthew 24:1-14
    2. Patience in Tribulation: Matthew 24:15-25
    3. Watch and Wait: Matthew 24:26-41
    4. Faithful to the End: Matthew 24:42-51

  • riches

    Spiritual Riches – Ephesians

    10 Week Series

    Spiritual blessings and heavenly riches make the largest bank account seem like a collection of play money. When we discover the heavenlies as a present reality, life moves from a flat gray plane into multiple dimensions. It is as if, instead of hearing in monotone, we hear melodies and symphonies; instead of seeing in black and white, we see in color.

    1. A Celebration of Spiritual Riches: Ephesians 1:1-14
    2. A Prayer for Spiritual Riches I: Ephesians1:15-23
    3. Receiving Spiritual Riches: Ephesians 2:1-10
    4. The Surprise of Spiritual Riches: Ephesians 2:11-22
    5. The Mystery of Spiritual Riches: Ephesians 3:1-13
    6. A Prayer for Spiritual Riches II: Ephesians 3:14-21
    7. Growing Together in Spiritual Riches: Ephesians 4:1-16
    8. Living in Light of Spiritual Riches: Ephesians 4:17-5:20
    9. Living Out Spiritual Riches in Our Families: Ephesians 5:21-6:9
    10. Spiritual Battles for Spiritual Riches: Ephesians 6:10-23

  • peter

    A Call to Excellence – The Life of Peter

    7 Week Series

    Christ called Peter. When the Lord placed His direct hand on the life of Peter, there was not an area left untouched. There would be no room for half-hearted service, no reason for compromise. Peter was called to excellence. Peter, writing his last will and testament to the Christian church (2 Peter), urges believers everywhere to strive for the same moral excellence that Christ had expected of him.

    1. Goodness: 2 Peter 1:5, Luke 5:1-11
    2. Knowledge: 2 Peter 1:1-11, Matthew 16:13-30
    3. Self-Control: 1 Peter 4:1-7, Matthew 14:22-33
    4. Perseverance: 1 Peter 1:1-9, Luke 22:31-_62
    5. Godliness: 1 Peter 1:1-9, Luke 22:31-62
    6. Kindness: Acts 10:1-48, Galatians 2:1-21
    7. Love: John 21:1-19, 1 Peter 1:22-25, 4:7-11

  • growing

    Growing Close to God – John 15

    4 Week Series

    As it was in Christ’s day, so today, we humans easily fall into the error of assuming bigger and brassier is better. Where should you and I turn if we want to grow close to God? What kind of church will make the difference in our lives? Is there a correlation between the size and grandeur of a church’s programs with the depth and richness of one’s life with God? Is a bigger budget or a better building the key to unlocking the door to Divine presence?

    1. Choosing the Best: John 15:1
    2. Pruned for a Purpose: John 15:2-3
    3. Connection: John 15:4
    4. The Best Fruit: John 15:8-17

  • letters1

    Life Changing Letters 1 – Letters of Paul

    8 Week Series

    More than half of the 21 letters in the New Testament were written by Paul. Paul was given incredible revelations and passed them on to the young Church from Romans to Colossians. Romans lays out the message of hope proclaimed by the Church. The letters to Corinth address general problems that arose in the Church. Galatians strikes at the heart of the most deadly problem: confusion about the Gospel of grace. Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians describe the Triumph of Christ for and through the Church.

    1. Salvation Explained: Romans 1-8
    2. Salvation Applied: Romans 9-16
    3. Paul’s Guidance for Confused Christians: 1 Corinthians
    4. Paul’s Example for Wayward Christians: 2 Corinthians
    5. The Gospel of Liberty: Galatians
    6. The Triumphant Church: Ephesians
    7. The Triumphant Christian: Philippians
    8. The Triumphant Christ: Colossians

  • letters2

    Life Changing Letters 2 – Letters of Paul

    5 Week Series

    What grander theme could possibly follow the building sense of God’s victorious work, as seen in these New Testament books, than the wonderful prospect of our Lord’s return? His appearing will usher in the consummation of our salvation. Christ will come to claim His own as a visible confirmation of all that God has planned and promised through the ages.

    1. The Day of the Lord: 1 Thessalonians
    2. Preparation for That Day: 2 Thessalonians
    3. A Church Instruction Manual: 1 Timothy
    4. A Call to Faithfulness: 2 Timothy
    5. Free to Serve: Titus & Philemon

  • letters3

    Life Changing Letters 3 – General Letters

    7 Week Series

    Unlike the majority of Paul’s letters written to specific churches, most of the recipients of these eight letters were either churches that covered a large geographic area or are all Christians. In general, James and 1 Peter call believers to a holy walk with the Savior. Second Peter and Jude warn believers against the presence of false teachers and call them to contend for the faith. Hebrews and John’s letters primarily call Christians to abide in Christ as God’s final revelation.

    1. A Better Way, Part 1: Hebrews 1-7
    2. A Better Way, Part 2: Hebrews 8-11
    3. Genuine Christianity: James
    4. Our Strong Hope: 1 Peter
    5. Our Solid Faith: 2 Peter
    6. Walking with God: 1, 2, 3 John
    7. Contend for the Faith: Jude

  • torch

    Passing the Torch – 2 Timothy

    6 Week Series

    As the first generation of Christ’s followers was passing on, they felt a need to put in writing their life-changing experiences of faith in Jesus Christ for those who followed them. Nowhere is the passing of the faith more clearly described than in 2 Timothy, a very personal letter, written at the end of Paul’s life to his “beloved son in the faith.” A study of 2 Timothy can be helpful both for older generations (those who need to pass the torch) and for younger generations (those who need to receive it).

    1. Passing the Torch: 2 Timothy 1:1-7
    2. Believing is Difficult: 2 Timothy 1:8-18
    3. Spiritual Disciplines for Passing it On: 2 Timothy 2:1-13
    4. Learning to Handle the Scriptures: 2 Timothy 2:14-26
    5. Scripture Marathon: 2 Timothy 3:1-17
    6. Living in Light of the End: 2 Timothy 4:1-22

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    Sharpening Your Acts

    6 Week Series

    | NEWLY EXPANDED 12 WEEK COURSE |  If God had given a manual to the Church, demonstrating how we should bear witness to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, it would look a lot like the book of Acts. Following the examples of early Christians like Stephen, Peter, Silas, Barnabas, and Paul, we can come to understand how ministry, empowered by Holy Spirit, expands the kingdom of God into the world. This series of lessons can help you hone your witness for ministry in our day. Each lesson covers 2 chapters:

    1. New Life: Acts 1-2
    2. Power Unleashed: Acts 3-4
    3. Leadership Lessons: Acts 5-6
    4. The Scattering: Acts 7-8
    5. Change of Heart: Acts 9-10
    6. Unstoppable: Acts 11-12
    7. First Harvest: Acts 13-14
    8. Breaking Free: Acts 15-16
    9. Noble Character: Acts 17-18
    10. The Name: Acts 19-20
    11. King of Kings: Acts 21-26
    12. Your Rome: Acts 27-28