Upcoming Sunday School
The Mission of Adult Sunday School at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church is to glorify God by providing teaching, encouragement, and support to our church family.
Each Sunday morning adults can choose from a variety of Sunday school classes. Formats vary from topical studies to systematic Bible studies taught by the pastoral staff and lay teachers. Sunday school begins at 10:00 am. We invite and encourage you to participate with us in one of our Sunday school classes as we, together, seek to know God through Jesus Christ in a more personal and intimate way.
Adult Classes Fall 2018
Fall classes begin September 9.
Adoption in Christ
How is it that we can be called sons and daughters of the Lord God Almighty? How is it that we can cry out, “Abba! Father!”? How is it that our adoption is commonly overlooked by many who are committed to “following Jesus” in and through “discipleship”? Understanding and embracing what the Scripture declares concerning our adoption — and the riches and reach of that adoption — is the goal of this class. Of highest priority will be the impacting of our hearts in practical, real, and specific ways, thereby deepening our embrace and delight in our own salvation, in the gospel itself, and in our triune God. To borrow from Sinclair Ferguson, “adoption is not treated here as an abstract doctrine but as a personal reality.” Let’s explore that personal reality — a tender, intimate, stable, and glorious reality — together this fall! Rev. Richard Colquitt; Bride’s Room, Main Building (2nd floor, near elevator)
Using the books of Titus and II Timothy, we will be studying how Paul discipled two young pastors. The purpose of the study is to discover the foundation of Christian discipleship and to call upon each other to take seriously the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20. Participants will be challenged to pray for a disciple and to begin to disciple someone. Roger Wernette; Room 214
The Art of Marriage
The Art of Marriage is a product of Family Life Ministries that weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design. In addition to a video series, we'll also spend time in group discussion, Bible study, and even learn from the chapters in the Westminster Confession that offer practical guidance in marriage. Rev. John Rogers; Room 211
The Attributes of God, Steven Lawson
Misconceptions about God abound. But they don’t have to. God has revealed his character in Scripture, illuminating the attributes that define him. While we, being finite creatures, can never truly comprehend everything God is, we should study what he himself has said. In this 16-part teaching series, Ligonier Teaching Fellow Dr. Steven Lawson articulates a biblical understanding of divine attributes and explores how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives. Dan Tidwell; Room 212
Christ and His Heaven
“Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” (New England Primer, 1737). Pollsters say belief in Heaven is on the increase, but people are more confused than ever about who gets there and how. Children ask: “Where is Grandpa now?” but most thoughts of death and Heaven are pushed aside by our pleasure-seeking lifestyles. We will study many Scriptures on the future, what Heaven is like, and how to be ready for death and Jesus’ return. Facing death in Christ enables us to live life courageously. Knowing more about our future in Jesus impacts our present living for him and in fellowship for him. “Christ is the High King of Heaven and our blessed hope.” (Titus 2:13) Rev. Dr. Bob Roane; SonRise 204
Discerning True Messengers of God’s Word in a Revealing Study of John’s Three Epistles
False information sharing is rampant. Satan declared war on God’s Word in Genesis 3 and loves to see it distorted. How can we know who is actually a true messenger of God’s Word in today’s world? Join us as we learn together the tests God asks us to utilize in the process of discernment as He revealed them to the earliest Christians in I, II, and III John! Rev. Tim McKeown & Craig Whitlock; SonRise 202
The Lord’s Prayer
The great Reformer Martin Luther once said that prayer is the breath of the soul. In this class we will consider the prayer our Lord taught us to pray, commonly referred to as The Lord’s Prayer. Many of us have prayed this prayer from our childhood days, but what in fact are we praying when we recite these words? Over several weeks, we will walk through this glorious prayer word by word and, in so doing, be challenged and encouraged in our prayer lives and our walk with the Lord. Rev. Robert Arendale; SonRise 203
Understanding and Applying the Old Testament
This class, which is designed for Young Adults (singles and married without children in their 20s and 30s), will address the question of how we actively grow in our love of and obedience to Christ, his Word and his Church. With all the distractions and temptations that Christians face, particularly younger generations of Christians, we often feel frustrated with our growth in areas we really desire to see progress. This 6-week class will cover the topics and disciplines that God has given to us as a means to grow in our faith. Rev. Nolan Williamson; Room 213
Women’s Discussion Class: Respectable Sins, Confronting the Sins We Tolerate, Jerry Bridges
Have Christians become so preoccupied with the major sins of our society that we have lost sight of our need to deal with our own more subtle sins? The Women’s Discussion class will address the sins we tolerate in ourselves through another study of Jerry Bridges’ book Respectable Sins. Contact Nancy Polis, to order a book and/or study guide. Nancy Polis & Joy Walz; SonRise 201