Published on September 1st, 2016 | by Jon Meyers0
2016 Fall Adult Sunday School Classes
* Instructing a Child’s Heart
* Triumphing Over Sinful Fear
* Meet the Pastor
Our Fall Quarter is from the first Sunday in September to the last Sunday in November.
Affliction by Edith Schaeffer, Book Study
Taught by Dan Guinn
Room 43 in the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
Why? That is the question that plagues us all when affliction comes–as it must to each of us in each of our lives. In Affliction, Edith Scaeffer comes directly to grips with this eternal question.
Sometimes we can know the answer; more often we cannot. What we can know is that God is with us, sustaining and strengthening us to bear what must be borne. It is not that affliction comes from God. Rather, he uses it to help us grow in faith, to make us sensitive to the pain of others, and to teach us to trust in him alone. We learn how to be patient and comfort others as God comforts us.
This book will open your heart to the ways of God with his people. Edith Scaeffer brings light from biblical truth and shares her own experiences as well as those of others. She does not offer easy answers, but shows you a way to find answers for yourself.
Instructing a Child’s Heart, Video Discussion Class
Taught by Pastor Nathan Currey
Room 44 in the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
We need to provide our children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it. Instructing a Child’s Heart is essential to Shepherding a Child’s Heart. The instruction that you provide for them not only informs their mind; it is directed to persuading their hearts of the wisdom and truthfulness of God’s ways. Impress truth on the hearts of your children, not to control or manage them, but to point them to the greatest joy and happiness that they can experience—delighting in God and the goodness of his ways.
Hebrews Part 1
Taught by Elder Glenn Timmons
Room 45 of the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
Most readers of Hebrews find it among the most challenging books of the New Testament. In addition to its train of thought being clothed in language and allusions drawn from the cultic background of the Old Testament the obvious questions about authorship, why and to whom it was written, and when have no verifiable answers. In spite of these problems and the resulting interpretive challenges, the book makes a most significant contribution in dealing with what must be regarded as the most important question which constantly faces man, i.e. how can we approach God? Hebrews presents the most thoroughly detailed and convincing answer to this problem of any book in the New Testament, while at the same time giving us the clearest discussion of the Christian approach to the Old Testament of any of the New Testament writers.
Two Book Studies: How the Puritans Address Sinful Fear and Depression
Taught by Elder Galen Mussman
Room 46 in the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
Triumphing Over Sinful Fear by John Flavel
All of us experience fear to some degree. English Puritan minister John Flavel seeks to correct the Christian’s tendency to lapse into sinful fear by turning our focus to the fear of God. This practical book helps us understand fear’s causes, effects, and teaches how to stop making excuses for sinful fear and ultimately how God helps us “settle our feeble and trembling hearts” by trusting in Him and His promises.
Spurgeon’s Sorrows by Zack Eswine
In Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for Those Who Suffer from Depression, Zack Eswine outlines Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s struggle with depression. Eswine quotes extensively from Spurgeon’s sermons and uses the legendary pastor’s life and his own words as both a case study and an instruction manual on how to deal with depression even among God-called men. Eswine shows how Spurgeon’s Christ-centered, gospel-driven life and ministry provide solid ground for the souls of those who have fallen into the Slough of Despond.
Meet the Pastor
Taught by Pastor Tony
Room 47 in the Lower Level of the Sanctuary
The first six weeks of the quarter, Pastor Tony introduces visitors and regular attenders to Redeemer, covering topics such as the history, leadership, theology, and ministries of Redeemer.