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4/26/2014 by Rachel Foss
Christian Care for the World and Others
Genesis 9:8-17, Matthew 6:19-24, 2 Corinthians 8:1-4
Lesson 13 Summary:The gospel is more than just information. It is good news. It is a story of a God who loves the work of His hands and has provided everything needed to redeem and restore it. When we care for creation, manage ...
4/12/2014 by Rachel Foss
The Sacredness of Human Life
Jeremiah 1:5, Genesis 9:5-6, Acts 22:1-5
Lesson 12 Summary:The gospel compels us to action on behalf of the weak and needy. Just as God sent His Son to rescue us, vulnerable and perishing in our sinfulness, we seek out the vulnerable and weak. We are the frontlines of the adoption movement. We ...
4/5/2014 by Rachel Foss
Marriage As God Intended
Matthew 19:1-9, 1 Corinthians 7:1-8, Ephesians 5:22-33
Lesson 11 Summary:God sees marriage as a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. He sees both marriage and singleness as different ways of expressing the beauty of the gospel. And He sees the interaction between husbands and woves as a ...
3/29/2014 by Rachel Foss
Sexuality As God Intended
Genesis 2:8-25, Romans 1:21-28, Luke 5:29-32
Lesson 10 Summary:We should always remember that sexuality is a gift from God. He wants our joy. When we disregard His commands, we are abandoning our own joy in order to pursue a lie. But when we respond with repentance and faith, we become a people full of ...
3/22/2014 by Rachel Foss
Is Hell Real and Necessary?
Luke 16:19-31, Exodus 9:13-17, Romans 10:11-17
Lesson 9 Summary:The reality of hell presents us with at least a few options. We can deny the Bible's teaching on the subject - in this way we outright deny what Jesus affirms to be true. A second option is that we ignore it, choosing to affirm it in...
3/15/2014 by Rachel Foss
Why Do We Suffer?
James 1:2-4, Job 1:20-22, 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Lesson 8 Summary:As the church, we are to help demonstrate the love that we have been shown in Christ to a world that is deeply hurting. We demonstrate the proven love of God when we weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Along the way, we ...
3/8/2014 by Rachel Foss
Is God Good?
Deuteronomy 7:1-5, Matthew 15:21-28
Lesson 7 Summary:The ultimate answer to the question "Is God good?" must necessarily resolve in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yes, God is good. And not just good - He's great! death defeated, sin crucified, God is in the process of reversing the effects of the ...
3/1/2014 by Rachel Foss
Does Life Have Meaning Without God?
Ecclesiastes 3:16-20, 4:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:12-19
Lesson 6 Summary:Ideas have consequences! According to an athesitic worldview, there is no ultimate meaning or value to life and people are merely seen as collections of atoms in a vast universe that displays pitiless indifference to what ...
2/1/2014 by Rachel Foss
Christianity Among the Religions
Lesson 5 Summary:
Most world religions understand and teach that something has gone wrong with the world, and they all claim to have a path back towards fixing it and coming to a right standing with God. In Islam, one can submit to the five pillars of faith in hopes that the balance of their...
1/25/2014 by Rachel Foss
Can We Trust the Bible?
Matthew 1:1-18, Luke 2:1-3, 3:23-38
Lesson 4 Summary:
Trusting the truthfulness of the Scripture is first a matter of trusting that God is there and He is not silent. While we may stumble over certain things we read, we humbly seek to understand what is being said because we believe it comes from God Himself and...
1/20/2014 by Benjamin Webb
1 Chronicles 29
On January 22nd the youth will learn about the self-sufficient God who possesses “intrinsically and eternally every quality in infinite measure.”(1) God delights to share with his beloved His infinite abundance of everything good to result in the praise of His glorious grace. We will be reading from 1 Chronicles 29:10-18,...
1/18/2014 by Rachel Foss
How Did We Get the Bible?
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Lesson 3 Summary:
It is important to know not only what you believe but why you believe it. When it comes to how the Bible came to us, we can be confident that inspiration, canonization, and preservation were some of the main tools that God used in bringing to us a true text that faithfully...
1/15/2014 by Benjamin Webb
This week we are learning how God encouraged the Post-Exile Israelites with an example of genuine repentance from undercover sins and the hope of deliverance. In this week’s passage, 1 Chronicles 21, King David trusted in his prosperity (multiplied troops) for His security...
1/11/2014 by Rachel Foss
Man-Centered Vs. God-Centered Living
Exodus 33:19-23, 34:5-9, 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Lesson 2 Summary:
The glory of God isn't just an idea in a book on the shelf. It matters on Tuesday morning when you are listening to your teacher or taking a test. It matters when you are playing video games or watching a movie with friends. In...
1/7/2014 by Benjamin Webb
This week we are doing an introduction to the book of 1 Chronicles. The challenging and encouraging message of 1 Chronicles is very applicable to us today, just as it was to the Israelites facing a hard circumstances after their return from exile in Babylon. They...
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