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TCF Penn

By / Wednesdays at 6:00pm

Studying the book of Matthew

Galatians: Our Freedom in Christ

By / Sundays at 9:00am, through May 28, 2023

This tightly woven argument of Paul focuses on a question of status and belonging before God: How does one become a true member of God’s people? Some teachers were influencing the Galatians to believe that submitting to the Jewish law is a crucial entrance requirement. Paul, however, declares that one become a son of God only by faith in Jesus, the Son of God who died and saved his people. Come, learn about this great argument, and discuss how we may apply this in our world.

March 12, 2023 (George McFarland) Galatians: Historical Background Galatians 1-6
March 19, 2023 (Michel Hatem) No Other Gospel Galatians 1
March 26, 2023 (Michel Hatem) Identity in Christ Galatians 2
April 2, 2023 (Merle Brubaker) Requirements to Enter Galatians 3:1-14
April 9, 2023 EASTER: NO CLASS
April 16, 2023 (Merle Brubaker) The Purpose of the Law Galatians 3:15-29
April 23, 2023 (George McFarland) Slaves to Sons Galatians 4:1-11
April 30, 2023 (Michel Hatem) Two Kinds of Sons Galatians 4:12-5:1
May 7, 2023 (Merle Brubaker) Do Not Turn Back! Galatians 5:2-12
May 14, 2023 (Mike Carr) Living in True Freedom Galatians 5:13-24
May 21, 2023 (Mike Carr) Sowing to the Spirit Galatians 5:25-6:10
May 28, 2023 (George McFarland) The Cross: Our Defining Point Galatians 6:11-18

To join virtually, contact George McFarland for the link.

Screwtape Letters

By / Sundays at 9:00am, through May 28, 2023

What thoughts occur when reading the words: spiritual warfare? Perhaps persecution comes to mine, or possession, or mental illness. In C.S. Lewis’s book: The Screwtape Letters, Lewis brings to life a spiritual battle where the demon’s attacks are subtle and constant: “Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts” The Apostle Paul mentions spiritual warfare as struggling “against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph.6:12). It is a spiritual battle that takes place every day in our lives.

The Screwtape Letters looks at theological issues mainly focused on temptation and resisting temptation. Studying a book focused on spiritual warfare and the corruption of humans is not enjoyable, it is convicting. There is the temptation to stop the study and put aside the complex reality of our continuous combat. However, we are called not to be “ignorant of his [Satan’s] designs” (2 Cor.2:11). Christ’s prayer for us is: “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13). Therefore, we must “be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Pet.5:8). Satan is on the prowl, but Christ is with us and will give us the power to overcome Satan and his devices.

Please join us as we use The Screwtape Letters as a springboard to dive into theological ideas of temptation, resistance to temptation, and spiritual warfare.

Men’s Fellowship

By / Tuesdays at 6:30pm

All men invited as we seek to grow together as men of God.  This is open to all men in the church.  The focus is on intergenerational relationships so that men of all ages can fellowship with each other.  We meet in the Overbrook section of Philly on Drexel Rd. near Lankenau Hospital.

TCF Sunday

By / Sundays at 9:30am

Join Tenth College Fellowship on Sundays.

Men’s Bible School

By / Sundays at 9:00am

Men, begin the sabbath together with us at Tenth! Join us as we study the books of Job.

Women’s Bible School

By / Sundays at 9:00am

This fall we are using Vaughan Roberts' book God's Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible to explore how to understand scripture as one continuous story.

This is a hybrid class.

Preparation for Marriage

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Tenth’s Preparation for Marriage class is a two month-long course offered during our fall, winter, and spring Bible School quarters for couples considering marriage (engaged or pre-engagement). The class meets Sunday mornings and provides a biblical, Christian perspective on marriage.

Preparation for Marriage highlights many of the practical considerations that couples sometimes overlook when taking such an important step. Topics covered include:

  • God’s Design for Marriage
  • Intimacy in Marriage
  • Expectations
  • Families of Origin
  • Communication in Marriage
  • Conflict Resolution and Forgiveness
  • Finances

Registration is required to attend this class, costing $135 per couple ($67.50 per individual) to cover the costs of books and curricula. You can pay online via the registration, or by bringing a check made payable to Tenth Presbyterian Church with you on the first day of class. Each person should register separately.

Attending Preparation for Marriage class does not guarantee the availability of our facilities for your wedding. However, if you desire to be married at Tenth, you must complete this course as a couple. We provide details for planning your wedding and getting married at Tenth.

University City

By / Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Do you desire to be in community with other Metro parish believers? All generations welcome! We are studying Acts on the first and third Wednesday of the month, and meet for prayer on the second Wednesday of the month.

This is a hybrid class – join us in person or online!

TCF Drexel Bible Study

By / Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Studying the book of Matthew