Why is the Old Testament important for us today? Whether taken as a whole or chapter by chapter, the Old Testament consistently points us to Jesus, points us to our need for a Savior, and teaches us about God as our Father. What better way to learn more about God than through His very own word? Join us as Holly, Jan, Shay, and Romy dig a little deeper to explore five themes from the Old Testament over five weeks: covenant, kingship, grace, sacrifice, and prophecy.
“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.” Romans 1:25 This might seem crazy to us. Why would anyone exchange the truth for a lie, especially about God? The word “exchange” makes the context seem quite voluntary, an idea which is supported in the surrounding verses. On the surface, it’s easy for us to say we could never be so foolish. But could we?
In this study we try to understand how this can and does happen and learn how to avoid it. Join Holly, Amy, and Karen as we discuss what the truth about God really is so we can recognize when we are tempted to make the one true God into a god that fits our conveniences or lifestyle.
Leaving behind our old way of life is both a once-for-all decision when we accept Christ’s gift of salvation and also a daily decision as we strive to take the focus off of our desires and focus on God’s truth. Join Holly, Romy, and Jan as we talk about what it means to “put on Christ” each day. Our conversation is based on Ephesians 4:22-24 “to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
WWJD? The “What Would Jesus Do?” movement of the 90s had Christians everywhere asking themselves this question in an effort to model the behavior of Christ while He was on earth. Philippians 2:5 tells us that even “[our] attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” This is one of the reasons humility is considered a benchmark for the Christian heart. During Jesus’ time on earth, He was a servant when He should have been a king. But how can we grow in humility all the while surrounded by a culture where we are told that humility should take a back seat to self-confidence? Join Holly, Carol S., Romy, and Ally as we look to Philippians 2: 1-11 for answers.
Are you a leader? Before you give your answer, think about your influence on family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. You don’t need an “official” title to be a leader; in fact, we are all leaders as we purpose to bring others into God’s family through the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Join us as we look at Nehemiah’s example of leadership and talk about how we can apply those same principles in our own sphere of influence.
In this letter originally written to the churches in southern Galatia, Paul proclaims the timeless reality of our freedom in Christ. That sounds great, but how do we get there and what do we do with our newfound freedom? Let’s talk about it!