Spiritually Informed

by Carroll Wynne December 11, 2018

What a perfect place to be spiritually informed: your own church on a Sunday morning as you are coming to worship! For those new to the faith as well as those who have been Christians for some time, there are a variety of classes to strengthen and encourage you in your walk with Christ.

This past quarter a class considered “Who is Jesus?” It navigated through the myths and misconceptions of who Christ is said to be, while pointing us to our matchless Savior as we grow in our knowledge of him.

For the winter quarter, a survey study will cover the Pentateuch, which are the first five books in the Bible. This survey is a rich look at the first ways in which God reveals himself to humankind, and traces how these truths develop through the rest of the Scriptures.

Then, we have a class on Daniel, who was not only a teenage war refugee, but a man of godly character, whom God used to interact with significant kings and rulers. Delving into his character has many lessons that we may draw upon when God leads us into difficult times.

In addition, more “specific” classes, gathered around age, gender, or life situations, are provided for specific groups: college students, men, women, premarital and newly married couples, as well as international scholars.

Soon, we hope to host a course on the Westminster Confession. Not only can you search for the confession on Google, but you can find it at the back of our hymnal to read for yourself. [All of our confessions are also on our website here.] But then again, why not also join in the class and discover a set of substantive theological statements that reflect the deep truths of the faith as contained in Scripture. This is so useful for one’s own life and for when someone asks what you believe, as does the Apostle’s Creed that we recite each Sunday morning. In short, this class could be a very rich experience of deepening one’s knowledge of God’s word through the Confession.

Or, for those with a more historic interest and thirst for godly government, there will be a class on Presbyterianism – from the feisty John Knox to the first established church in the New World in Snow Hill, MD and even through to Tenth’s few years of fellowship in Philadelphia. Woven throughout this course will be a study of The Book of Church Order – our denomination’s rules and regulations.

By the way, if your pursuits lead you towards wanting to know more about personal finances from a godly perspective, yep, we have someone ready to teach. In fact, the classes offered in Adult Bible School (ABS) are to provide a wealth of teaching so that we might grow in wisdom and insight for the realities experienced in our day-to-day lives.

The initial goal of the ABS is that we might get our spiritual sea-legs, “so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (Ephesians 4:14).

And so, whether we are new or mature in the faith, we recognize our spiritual struggle is less than physical, but rather they are of “…divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete (2 Corinthians 10:4–6).

Grab the opportunity and take advantage of Adult Bible School classes now available, and be encouraged and strengthened in the faith.