Grow First Fall Bible Studies: Sundays

Music Through the Eyes of Faith

Pastor Danny Reding

A 10-week study of music in Christian worship based on the book, Music through the Eyes of Faith, by Harold Best, dean emeritus of the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Beginning with a study of the broad themes of God’s creation and human creativity and concluding with the practice of music in the church as it engages in worship and witness, we’ll look at the theology, philosophy, and biblical foundations for what music means to the church.

Members will want to order their own copy of Music through the Eyes of Faith prior to the first session in time to read the first chapter. Check with local book stores or your favorite online source to purchase your copy.

Sermon on the Mount

Christine Williams

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? We will examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification. This will be a bible study for women that will occur on Sunday nights. This is a 9-week study running through November 11, led by Christine Williams. Study books will be available the 1st night of class.

Grow First Fall Bible Studies: Wednesday Nights

Elijah

Rev. Jennifer Ryerson

A 7-week women’s bible study grounded in 1 and 2 Kings. Here we will examine the life of the prophet Elijah, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things for God in the midst of the highs and lows of life. We’ll learn some of the spiritual stamina secrets that helped him to hold on and persevere.

Ruth

Rev. Andrew C. Thompson

The Book of Ruth is focused on the spiritual themes of faith, compassion, and redemption. Centered around the three characters of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, this story from the history of ancient Israel is one of the most gripping parts of the Old Testament. Over the course of a six-week study that includes video presentations, a study guide, and table conversations, we will learn how the story of Ruth can teach us about what faithfulness to God really looks like.

The Poetry of Wisdom

Joshua Bland

The Poetry of Wisdom will look at the book of Proverbs as (1) biblical, God-breathed wisdom, (2) a collection that falls within the broader scope of classical wisdom literature, and (3) poetry. To facilitate the exploration of these three themes, our study will take a topical approach rather than walking sequentially through the book. Throughout this study, these focal points will guide our conversations towards the greater goal: understanding this wisdom to apply it practically in our own lives as we seek God.