Adult Education Sunday Classes
Old Testament Basics
In person with Nancy Butters
Room A – Registration Required
- Who came first, Moses or Noah?
- What is a minor prophet?
- Who are Father Abraham’s many sons?
- What are the 12 tribes of Israel?
Join us for a historical overview of the Old Testament, from Genesis to Malachi. The class is based on the book 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, but book purchase is optional.
No previous knowledge of the Bible is needed and there’s no homework. This lecture-style class will help you connect the dots of history in the Bible and answer your questions. New Testament Basics will be offered in the winter/spring.
Covenant: Unpacking A Biblical Motif
In person with Pastor Wayne Wilke
Room B – Registration Required
The term covenant binds together many themes in the Old and New Testaments. The concept is at the heart of the relationship between God and humankind and provides the context for a deep discussion of what it means to be “the people of God.” It underlies the biblical “love God and serve the neighbor.” It also furnishes many avenues to explore as we seek to answer the question, “Having been redeemed, how shall we then live?” Participants are encouraged to bring a Bible to class each week!
- the meaning and context of covenant in the biblical world and the covenants with Noah and Abraham
- the covenants at Sinai and with David
- the prophetic use of covenant by Jeremiah and others and their connection to the Messiah (Micah 6:6; Jeremiah 31:31; Zechariah 7:8-10)
- living the covenant life -“This cup is the new covenant in my blood…” (Luke 22:20, 1 Cor.11:25); “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)
- how covenant connects the question “Having been redeemed, how shall we then live?” with the answer “to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him…” (Romans 12:1)