Current Equipping Hour Classes

I Will Be Your God—You Will Be My People

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The God Who Liberates & Forms a People for His Own Possession Led by Paul Hamline, Keith Phillips, & Mike Meadors John Newton wrote, “Ignorance of the nature and design of the law is at the bottom of most religious mistakes.” Unfortunately, the relationship of law in the lives of many Christians has become a bone of contention. And the tendency is to lean toward one of two extremes: antinomianism or legalism. But instead of allowing our pendulum to swing into either error, this course provides a balanced look at the place of the law in the new covenant believer’s life. As we examine the Decalogue and Tabernacle (Ex. 20-40), the aim of this course will be to demonstrate that the freedom that we enjoy as God’s people does not give liberty to do whatever we please. Rather, God rescues His people in order to live with us and liberates us so that we might live for Him. And ultimately, we have been set free by our law-giving, law-keeping, and law-liberating Savior, Jesus Christ, and given the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who daily makes all of our God-given duties delightful.

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth

Room A202-204

Led by Howard Bennett, Ross Riggan, and Lawson Hembree From the back cover: "Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: Updated language for better readability Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book―without the numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible―their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today―so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word."

His Robes for Mine

Room A208-210

In the last year we have studied the fruit of the Holy Spirit, His power to give us new life, and the Christian definition of what it means to “exceed the requirements of the Law” (Gal. 5:18; Rom. 13:8-10; Rom. 3:31; etc.). This semester we get very practical to apply these vital scriptural truths. We will study what it means to put off the old life of sin, to put to death the works of the flesh, and then, therefore, put on the righteousness of Christ from the inside out.

A Study in First Thessalonians

Room A211

A Women's Class; Led by Yvonne Gammons, Mary Kate Arrington, Charlotte Brotherton