The Parables of Christ II
Fellowship Hall West
George McFarland (facilitator), Ralph Bremerman, Merle Brubaker
One of the most common forms of our Savior’s teaching was the use of parables. In these, he often used common and ordinary elements to teach spiritual principles. In effect, they are “earthly stories with heavenly meanings.” We will examine Christ’s use of these tools and gain lessons about a variety of subjects. Come and discuss these profound stories and meanings. We will be using Dr. Boice’s book on the parables as our guide.
Book: The Parables of Jesus by James M. Boice
Confession of Faith II
1710 Spruce, 1 Rear (large conference room)
Ron DiGiacomo (facilitator), Mike Carr
A two semester class (fall and winter) is offered on the Westminster Confession of Faith. The class aims to explain the theology of the Westminster Divines. Regarding those doctrines distinct to the Reformed tradition (e.g. God’s Decree; Free Will; Covenant Baptism…), a defense will be put forth in light of other evangelical views so that students might become more equipped to defend the system of doctrine found in Scripture.
Book: Westminster Confession of Faith
Samuel Through Chronicles
Fellowship Hall East
Michel Hatem (facilitator), Paul Duggan, Grant Gregory, Richard Homer, Gavin Lymberopoulos
This two-part class traces the Monarchical Period of Israel from the reign of Saul until the Judah’s exile in 586 B.C. The class outline will follow the chronological ordering of events in Israel’s history and will therefore integrate the prophetic writings into the course material as these events unfold along the timeline.
Tenth College Fellowship (9:30 AM)
1710 Spruce Street, 2 Middle (large classroom)
Jared Cochrum, teacher
All college-age people (ages 18–22) are invited to join TCF for this study of the book of Daniel.
*Not meeting Sundays December 22 and 29.
1701 Delancey, 2 West
Earline Schmid, facilitator
Come study Philippians using Melissa Kruger’s book entitled In All Things: Unshakable Joy. Paul writes to believers in Philippi to rejoice in all things – Christ! Following this study, we will begin a study using John Stott’s The Beatitudes: Developing Spiritual Character for the remainder of the quarter.
Books: In All Things: Unshakable Joy by Melissa Kruger; The Beatitudes: Developing Spiritual Character by John Stott
*Not meeting Sunday, December 29.
1710 Spruce, Basement
Bob Kempf (facilitator), Scott Kiehlmeier
Men, begin the sabbath together with us at Tenth! We begin our study of the deception of sin as composed by Thomas Watson. “Paul’s preaching was ‘not with enticing words of wisdom—but in the demonstration of the Spirit and power,’ 1 Corinthians 2:4. Plainness is ever best in beating down sin!”
This class is designed for couples who have been married 5 years or less. The focus is twofold: we want to see relationships develop among those in this season of life, and we want to look specifically at what God’s Word has to say about our marriages. Come join us! Contact Barbara for the location.
Book: What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp
English Bible Class (9:30 AM)
1710 Spruce Street, 2 Rear
Luanne Wainwright, teacher
This class helps those who want to improve their English skills while also learning about Christianity. The class includes a conversational English and grammar lesson along with studies from Genesis and Psalms.
Preparation for Marriage
1701 Delancey Street, 3 East
Carroll Wynne, facilitator
This class provides a biblical, Christian perspective on key issues for couples who are considering marriage. Interested couples must pre-register as there is a fee to cover the cost of materials. This course is required before being married at Tenth. Contact Carroll Wynne.