*The Holy Spirit
*The Holiness of God
*Meet the Pastor
Book of the Bible Study: 1 John
Led by Elder Scott Creecy
Room 43 of the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
“The dominant theme of 1 John is “Christian assurance”. It is a unique kind of assurance and the apostle John works on a practical level, to show that the Christian can be assured of his salvation in that God has brought about fundamental changes in his/her life. God has given the Christian sure knowledge of himself in Jesus Christ, a desire pursue and obey the commandments of Christ, and a new relationship with other believers.
Join us this quarter as we, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, delve into this wonderful epistle and study some key points: love without righteousness is immorality, righteousness without doctrine is legalism, and doctrine without love is a bitter orthodoxy. All three of these elements, love, righteousness, and doctrine should be present in the live of any true and growing Christian.”
Led by Pastor Tony Felich
Room 46 of the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
Many Christians have only a fuzzy understanding the over-arching message of the Bible. Covenant Theology helps us understand key Scriptural themes reveal the general flow of the unfolding story of God’s gracious redemption through Christ. The bible is a unified story of God’s Work and Jesus Christ is the hero from beginning to end. This class will provide an overview of the covenantal structure of the bible.
Book Study: “The Holy Spirit”, John Owen
Led by Elder Galen Mussman
Room 45 of the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
What do we know about the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead? Most of us can say as a matter of doctrine that the ONLY reason we are saved is because “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” and that the because the grace of the Holy Spirit is irresistible, we, who were dead in sin, are made alive and made willing to confess and repent of our sins and accept the finished work of Jesus as our Savior.
But what else do we know about the Holy Spirit? Far too often, throughout church history and especially today, the sad answer is “not much”. Ignorance leads to many serious problems. Paul wrote to the Galatians, “Are you so foolish, having begun in the Spirit are you now made perfect in the flesh?”
Today’s Christians tend toward two extremes: paying no attention to the Holy Spirit or attributing all sorts of special revelation and power to the Holy Spirit for which the Bible offers no support.
Who better to help address this imbalance than the English Puritan, John Owen. About Owen, J.I. Packer says, “He is by common consent. . .the greatest among Puritan theologians. . .In an age of giants, her overtopped them all.” The epitaph on the monument that adorns Owen’s tomb includes this: “In practical theology, he laid out before others the whole of the activity of the Holy Spirit, which he had first experienced in his own heart, according to the rule of the Word.”
First published in 1674, “Owen on the Holy Spirit” has been recognized for generations as one of the greatest Christian books ever written. The original 650 page work has been abridged and converted into modern language to make it more accessible. Even in this format, it remains a powerful testimony to the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
Book Study: “The Holiness of God”, R.C. Sproul
Led by Elder Steve Baker
Room 44 of the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
Is a look at the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. It is a profound, moving investigation of the character of God, particularly that aspect of God-holiness- that defines all we are and do as Christians.
Meet the Pastor
Led by Pastor Nathan Currey
Room 47 of the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
The first six weeks of the quarter, Pastor Nathan introduces visitors and regular attenders to Redeemer, covering topics such as the history, leadership, theology, and ministries of Redeemer.