Second Corinthians is one of the Apostle Paul’s most personal letters ever written to the churches in which he founded. The purpose of 2nd Corinthians was to defend Paul’s ministry and message. His ministry came under severe attack from two main vantage points. First, his message was viewed to be insufficient, and second, his ministry was characterized by weakness and suffering. While those who opposed him appear to be embarrassed by the apostle’s suffering and subsequently reject Paul’s ministry, Paul shows that suffering is a crucial part of advancing the glory of God.
This is a book to which not only the gospel ministers, but all Christians, can go to find encouragement and perspective during the difficulties of criticism, inadequacy, and insufficiency. Rather than give a false sense of self-worth, Paul bluntly affirms the insufficiency of any new covenant minister, but Christians may rejoice because their sufficiency is of God in all areas of life.
Worship Services Classes for Children
Austin & Mady Bussard
The Gospel Project take kids on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Kids will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything. We have classes for 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade children, these children begin in the sanctuary and then are dismissed to class after worship before the sermon.
Sunday School Classes
Pastor Jeff Knepper
Sunday school hour is a great hour filled with a lot of interaction as we study the Word of God together. Currently we are studying the book of Genesis. Genesis means “Beginnings”. It’s so important that we have our beginnings correct. If we fail at the foundational level, then the rest of our structure is not sure. As we study Genesis we will learn about the Creation of the world, The sin of man, The beginnings of civilization, The history of Noah, The descendants of Noah and the Tower of babel, The history of Abraham, The descendants of Ishmael, The history of Isaac and his sons, and the history of Joseph. Come and be a part of some exciting studies that have set the stage for the rest of Biblical history.
Matt Barnett facilitates the downstairs Sunday School dealing with life and relationships.
People new to Reformed theology may wonder just what it was about a five-hundred-year-old historical movement that affects our thinking so much today. So join Dr. Stephen Nichols for an inviting, approachable take on “Reformation 101,” as he explores the events of the Protestant Reformation from the perspective of important figures from each of the four key countries in this new seven-part teaching series. More than a history lesson, Dr. Nichols helps believers understand why the Reformation mattered then and matters now.
Pastor Matt Winters
From the creators of The Gospel Project, this six-volume study leads students on a journey through the Bible in just one year. Each volume contains seven sessions and is video-enhanced to help our group engage in discussion with a clear understanding of how each text fits into the storyline of Scripture.
EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Our dedicated set of volunteers want to help your kids dig deep into God's Word! Using a book-by-book format, every session brings the Bible to life through rich study and engaging Bible objects, equips kids with foundational Bible knowledge and skills, and encourages them to live what they learn everywhere they go. There are 2 separate classes going through this study that take place, one is for 1st-3rd grade and the other is 4th-6th grade children.
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Our midweek service is a great time for those who desire to get together and want to grow in the grace and knowledge of our LORD.Continuing where 1st Kings concluded, (with Ahaziah), 2nd Kings traces the decline and captivity of both Israel and Judah. Israel endured a succession of evil Kings reigning during a 130-year period until the Assyrian captivity. Briefly told is the history of Judah, culminating in the Babylonian captivity. The book also records the miracle-filled ministry of Elisha. Well-known passages include the raising of the Shunammite’s son, the healing of Naaman, the Syrian leper, the death of Jezebel, the rivals under Hezekiah and under Josiah. During this period Amos and Hosea prophesied in Israel, and Obadiah, Joel, Isaiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Jeremiah in Judah.