SP20-01 – The Old Testament with Christ Focused Eyes - Men's Bible Study
Instructor: Pastor Paul Abeyta
Meeting Info: Ongoing (until we go through every OT book) - Wednesdays: 6:00am - 6:45am @FFC
Description: In this class you will go over key texts in the Old Testament that contain shadows and types of Christ and his work of redemption. Truly, the whole Bible is on the topic of Christ and his work of redemption. We can make a line from any text to this, and we should. But there are also many events which happened in the recorded biblical history that remind us Christ in a special way. It is often called the "Apostolic Hermeneutic" and reading the Bible in this way will help to grow you in Christ and your love for the gospel. Essentially - we are trying to learn to read the Old Testament with this question in our minds - 'what does this teach me about Christ, or help me to understand his work of redemption.'
Each week, a new verse or passage will be assigned. The group will open with prayer, asking God to make us holy men and give us grace to lead in our homes and follow him where he has us. Then we'll discuss the text and spend a few more minutes in prayer. Feel free to join at any time and have some fellowship in the Word before you go to work, or before the rest of your family is even awake possibly.
Materials Needed/Cost: Bible
SP20-02 – The Gospel Project – Volume 11: Letters to God's People
Instructor: Pastor Nick Neves
Starting Date: February 4th
Meeting info: Tuesdays: 7:00 – 9:00pm @ the Neves home
Description: The Gospel Project for Adults takes men and women on a chronological, Christ-centered journey through the storyline of Scripture. Each week, participants will encounter God's plan of redemption in Scripture through study of Bible narrative, the essential doctrines of the faith, and the call to join in God's mission locally and around the world.
Materials Needed/Cost: Workbook (talk to the class instructor) and a Bible
SP20-03 – A Study through the Letters of Paul
Instructor: Ross Buchanan
Starting Date: Ongoing
Meeting info: During 2nd service @ FFC in the Fellowship Hall
Description: The Apostle Paul was made an Apostle some time after Jesus ascended to Heaven, in miraculous means. The glorified Jesus met him on the road to Damascas and changed his life forever. Paul was used to write a sizeable portion of the New Testament and his travels take up the majority of the book of Acts. In this class, we'll go over the different letters he wrote and consider their meaning for the church.
Materials Needed: Bible.
SP20-04 – James - Faith/Works
Instructors: Mike and Nelda Provancha
Starting Date: February 5th
Meeting info: Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm @ the Roberson Home (Antioch)
Understand that works don’t save us, rather good works follow true faith as our beliefs and actions line up with each other.
James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus, but his letter clarifies what the Christian life should look like for us all. The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works, but it is also rooted in rich theology. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of Christian belief.
This 13-session study examines the core message of James: the relationship between faith and works. In our own ability, we cannot stand in the face of adversity. Without faith we could never find the strength to trust God. We would never be able to see above the trials we meet and to keep our eyes focused on the King while counting our trials as joy. This is the essence of James. We don’t work to be saved; we work because we are saved. Faith apart from works can never be sustained.
Materials Needed: Study Guide and a Bible.
SP20-05 – Tactics
Instructor: Jeff Strawther
Starting Date: Feb 12th
Meeting info: Wednesdays @ 6:50pm at the Strawther home
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority.
In the Tactics Study Guide with DVD, apologist and radio host Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat in discussions about faith, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful tact. Readers will learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus with conversations that look more like diplomacy than D-Day.
Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl demonstrates how to:
.Initiate conversations effortlessly
.Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively
.Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking
.Skillfully manage the details of dialogue
.Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack
Materials Needed: Bible and a workbook
SP20-06 – Young Adults Group (18-30) Colossians
Instructor: John Williams
Starting Date: Feb 5th
Meeting info: Wednesdays @ 7:00pm @ FFC
Colossians is a letter that teaches us the supremcy of Christ over all things. As a young adult - learning how Christ is Lord of all is very practical and will instruct you on how to live for his glory now, and in future years of your life. Try to get there a little early if you'd like to buy some coffee and the study will wrap up at 8:30pm.
Materials Needed: Bible