Paralyzed by Doubt How Can I Have the Assurance of Salvation?

The most miserable person in the world is the one who doubts the certainty of his/her salvation. “Am I really a Christian?” “Can I be sure that God has saved me?” “Is it possible for me to lose my salvation?” “Is there really forgiveness when I keep struggling with the same sin over and over again, and it seems like I just can’t give it up?” If you’ve ever asked any or all of those questions, if your doubts are haunting you to the point that you feel spiritually paralyzed, if you want to know the true freedom and confidence that the gospel DOES provide, then this class is for you. Come and join us as we seek to “make our calling & election SURE.”

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Paralyzed by Doubt How Can I Have the Assurance of Salvation?

The most miserable person in the world is the one who doubts the certainty of his/her salvation. “Am I really a Christian?” “Can I be sure that God has saved me?” “Is it possible for me to lose my salvation?” “Is there really forgiveness when I keep struggling with the same sin over and over again, and it seems like I just can’t give it up?” If you’ve ever asked any or all of those questions, if your doubts are haunting you to the point that you feel spiritually paralyzed, if you want to know the true freedom and confidence that the gospel DOES provide, then this class is for you. Come and join us as we seek to “make our calling & election SURE.”

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Paralyzed by Doubt How Can I Have the Assurance of Salvation?

The most miserable person in the world is the one who doubts the certainty of his/her salvation. “Am I really a Christian?” “Can I be sure that God has saved me?” “Is it possible for me to lose my salvation?” “Is there really forgiveness when I keep struggling with the same sin over and over again, and it seems like I just can’t give it up?” If you’ve ever asked any or all of those questions, if your doubts are haunting you to the point that you feel spiritually paralyzed, if you want to know the true freedom and confidence that the gospel DOES provide, then this class is for you. Come and join us as we seek to “make our calling & election SURE.”

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Paralyzed by Doubt How Can I Have the Assurance of Salvation?

The most miserable person in the world is the one who doubts the certainty of his/her salvation. “Am I really a Christian?” “Can I be sure that God has saved me?” “Is it possible for me to lose my salvation?” “Is there really forgiveness when I keep struggling with the same sin over and over again, and it seems like I just can’t give it up?” If you’ve ever asked any or all of those questions, if your doubts are haunting you to the point that you feel spiritually paralyzed, if you want to know the true freedom and confidence that the gospel DOES provide, then this class is for you. Come and join us as we seek to “make our calling & election SURE.”

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Walking with God when Life Hurts

Life in a fallen world is…well…hard. You experience confusion, loss, or disappointment every single day. You get a stain on your favorite shirt, you fail the quiz, or you don’t make the team. And that’s just a “normal” day. What do you do when life gets real? What do say when your mom or dad loses their job? Where do you turn when you endure rejection or get made fun of again and again and again? How are you supposed to feel when your grandma dies? And where is God in the middle of all that stuff? Join us in this elective as we discuss the answers to these questions and look at the way that Jesus deals with sorrow, grief, and pain.

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Walking with God when Life Hurts

Life in a fallen world is…well…hard. You experience confusion, loss, or disappointment every single day. You get a stain on your favorite shirt, you fail the quiz, or you don’t make the team. And that’s just a “normal” day. What do you do when life gets real? What do say when your mom or dad loses their job? Where do you turn when you endure rejection or get made fun of again and again and again? How are you supposed to feel when your grandma dies? And where is God in the middle of all that stuff? Join us in this elective as we discuss the answers to these questions and look at the way that Jesus deals with sorrow, grief, and pain.

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Walking with God when Life Hurts

Life in a fallen world is…well…hard. You experience confusion, loss, or disappointment every single day. You get a stain on your favorite shirt, you fail the quiz, or you don’t make the team. And that’s just a “normal” day. What do you do when life gets real? What do say when your mom or dad loses their job? Where do you turn when you endure rejection or get made fun of again and again and again? How are you supposed to feel when your grandma dies? And where is God in the middle of all that stuff? Join us in this elective as we discuss the answers to these questions and look at the way that Jesus deals with sorrow, grief, and pain.

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Walking with God when Life Hurts

Life in a fallen world is…well…hard. You experience confusion, loss, or disappointment every single day. You get a stain on your favorite shirt, you fail the quiz, or you don’t make the team. And that’s just a “normal” day. What do you do when life gets real? What do say when your mom or dad loses their job? Where do you turn when you endure rejection or get made fun of again and again and again? How are you supposed to feel when your grandma dies? And where is God in the middle of all that stuff? Join us in this elective as we discuss the answers to these questions and look at the way that Jesus deals with sorrow, grief, and pain.

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Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

How are people in the Old Testament saved? Why do the Old and New Testaments seem so different? How do the Old Testament and the New Testament relate to one another? Did God come up with a new plan for salvation since people kept breaking the Old Testament law? We will answer these questions and more and see that all of Scripture points us to Christ. The gospel of John tells us that Jesus is the Word, so from Genesis to Revelation we will see the Word in every word.

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Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

How are people in the Old Testament saved? Why do the Old and New Testaments seem so different? How do the Old Testament and the New Testament relate to one another? Did God come up with a new plan for salvation since people kept breaking the Old Testament law? We will answer these questions and more and see that all of Scripture points us to Christ. The gospel of John tells us that Jesus is the Word, so from Genesis to Revelation we will see the Word in every word.

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Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

How are people in the Old Testament saved? Why do the Old and New Testaments seem so different? How do the Old Testament and the New Testament relate to one another? Did God come up with a new plan for salvation since people kept breaking the Old Testament law? We will answer these questions and more and see that all of Scripture points us to Christ. The gospel of John tells us that Jesus is the Word, so from Genesis to Revelation we will see the Word in every word.

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Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

How are people in the Old Testament saved? Why do the Old and New Testaments seem so different? How do the Old Testament and the New Testament relate to one another? Did God come up with a new plan for salvation since people kept breaking the Old Testament law? We will answer these questions and more and see that all of Scripture points us to Christ. The gospel of John tells us that Jesus is the Word, so from Genesis to Revelation we will see the Word in every word.

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Double Vision: When Worldviews Collide 

You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either (but not both). The first option is a year in Europe with a monthly stipend of $2,000. The second option is ten minutes on the moon. Which option do you select? Why? There’s no wrong answer here, just an opportunity to see how you (and your friends) view the world. How you answer this question – and many others – depends on your worldview. What do you value? What is important to you? In this elective we’ll try to figure out how God views the world and how He wants us to view it as well.

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Double Vision: When Worldviews Collide 

You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either (but not both). The first option is a year in Europe with a monthly stipend of $2,000. The second option is ten minutes on the moon. Which option do you select? Why? There’s no wrong answer here, just an opportunity to see how you (and your friends) view the world. How you answer this question – and many others – depends on your worldview. What do you value? What is important to you? In this elective we’ll try to figure out how God views the world and how He wants us to view it as well.

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Double Vision: When Worldviews Collide 

You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either (but not both). The first option is a year in Europe with a monthly stipend of $2,000. The second option is ten minutes on the moon. Which option do you select? Why? There’s no wrong answer here, just an opportunity to see how you (and your friends) view the world. How you answer this question – and many others – depends on your worldview. What do you value? What is important to you? In this elective we’ll try to figure out how God views the world and how He wants us to view it as well.

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Double Vision: When Worldviews Collide 

You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either (but not both). The first option is a year in Europe with a monthly stipend of $2,000. The second option is ten minutes on the moon. Which option do you select? Why? There’s no wrong answer here, just an opportunity to see how you (and your friends) view the world. How you answer this question – and many others – depends on your worldview. What do you value? What is important to you? In this elective we’ll try to figure out how God views the world and how He wants us to view it as well.

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Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something!

 

We are always learning and being taught about what we believe about God and the Bible so let's explore in this class in very, very specific ways what Jesus would have us do. Where is it that the teaching of Jesus sends us and what are some of the actions all Christians are expected to do? This will be a class where we explore who we are to be (through action) in Christ!

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Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something!

 

We are always learning and being taught about what we believe about God and the Bible so let's explore in this class in very, very specific ways what Jesus would have us do. Where is it that the teaching of Jesus sends us and what are some of the actions all Christians are expected to do? This will be a class where we explore who we are to be (through action) in Christ!

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Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something!

 

We are always learning and being taught about what we believe about God and the Bible so let's explore in this class in very, very specific ways what Jesus would have us do. Where is it that the teaching of Jesus sends us and what are some of the actions all Christians are expected to do? This will be a class where we explore who we are to be (through action) in Christ!

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Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something!

We are always learning and being taught about what we believe about God and the Bible so let's explore in this class in very, very specific ways what Jesus would have us do. Where is it that the teaching of Jesus sends us and what are some of the actions all Christians are expected to do? This will be a class where we explore who we are to be (through action) in Christ!

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In Dependence

While for the first part of our lives we grow up mostly dependent upon our parents (or others) to meet our needs, as we get a little older we start reaching for independence. Something almost instinctive inside us longs for it and so much of our cultural and daily experience promotes it - independence. It’s in our history and part of what it means to “be an American”... for we celebrate our Declaration of Independence! To be sure, there is plenty of truth and health involved when you begin to grow into your own person and take responsibility for your life...your own thoughts, words, and deeds. However, as we do this we often begin to experience a great deal of stress and anxiety because we are all too aware of our weaknesses and limitations. In contrast, the Bible has a lot to say about our lives being marked with joy, peace, and purpose even though we are weak. Is it possible to become more independent and experience this joy and peace at the same time? Yes! Join us in this seminar as we consider how the quest for independence, without a proper understanding of what it means to be human, will actually restrict freedom, joy, and peace. For to be truly human we must remain dependent upon God through each and every day. Join us for some fun and encouraging content helping us better understand what it means to live in dependence! 

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In Dependence

 

While for the first part of our lives we grow up mostly dependent upon our parents (or others) to meet our needs, as we get a little older we start reaching for independence. Something almost instinctive inside us longs for it and so much of our cultural and daily experience promotes it - independence. It’s in our history and part of what it means to “be an American”... for we celebrate our Declaration of Independence! To be sure, there is plenty of truth and health involved when you begin to grow into your own person and take responsibility for your life...your own thoughts, words, and deeds. However, as we do this we often begin to experience a great deal of stress and anxiety because we are all too aware of our weaknesses and limitations. In contrast, the Bible has a lot to say about our lives being marked with joy, peace, and purpose even though we are weak. Is it possible to become more independent and experience this joy and peace at the same time? Yes! Join us in this seminar as we consider how the quest for independence, without a proper understanding of what it means to be human, will actually restrict freedom, joy, and peace. For to be truly human we must remain dependent upon God through each and every day. Join us for some fun and encouraging content helping us better understand what it means to live in dependence! 

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In Dependence

 

While for the first part of our lives we grow up mostly dependent upon our parents (or others) to meet our needs, as we get a little older we start reaching for independence. Something almost instinctive inside us longs for it and so much of our cultural and daily experience promotes it - independence. It’s in our history and part of what it means to “be an American”... for we celebrate our Declaration of Independence! To be sure, there is plenty of truth and health involved when you begin to grow into your own person and take responsibility for your life...your own thoughts, words, and deeds. However, as we do this we often begin to experience a great deal of stress and anxiety because we are all too aware of our weaknesses and limitations. In contrast, the Bible has a lot to say about our lives being marked with joy, peace, and purpose even though we are weak. Is it possible to become more independent and experience this joy and peace at the same time? Yes! Join us in this seminar as we consider how the quest for independence, without a proper understanding of what it means to be human, will actually restrict freedom, joy, and peace. For to be truly human we must remain dependent upon God through each and every day. Join us for some fun and encouraging content helping us better understand what it means to live in dependence! 

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In Dependence

 

While for the first part of our lives we grow up mostly dependent upon our parents (or others) to meet our needs, as we get a little older we start reaching for independence. Something almost instinctive inside us longs for it and so much of our cultural and daily experience promotes it - independence. It’s in our history and part of what it means to “be an American”... for we celebrate our Declaration of Independence! To be sure, there is plenty of truth and health involved when you begin to grow into your own person and take responsibility for your life...your own thoughts, words, and deeds. However, as we do this we often begin to experience a great deal of stress and anxiety because we are all too aware of our weaknesses and limitations. In contrast, the Bible has a lot to say about our lives being marked with joy, peace, and purpose even though we are weak. Is it possible to become more independent and experience this joy and peace at the same time? Yes! Join us in this seminar as we consider how the quest for independence, without a proper understanding of what it means to be human, will actually restrict freedom, joy, and peace. For to be truly human we must remain dependent upon God through each and every day. Join us for some fun and encouraging content helping us better understand what it means to live in dependence! 

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Faith & Works A Match Made in Heaven (or Hell?) 

If salvation is by grace through faith, is there really anything I have to do as a Christian? Do works play a part in our salvation? Do works serve any good purpose? Jesus’ brother, James, thought works were important. He said, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?” (James 2:14) Can it? Can a faith that does not produce any works be true faith? You’re invited to this elective to explore if your faith is dead or alive!

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Faith & Works A Match Made in Heaven (or Hell?) If salvation is by grace through faith, is there really anything I have to do as a Christian? Do works play a part in our salvation? Do works serve any good purpose? Jesus’ brother, James, thought works were important. He said, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?” (James 2:14) Can it? Can a faith that does not produce any works be true faith? You’re invited to this elective to explore if your faith is dead or alive!

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1 Corinthians 15:1-24

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Nehemiah 2:9-20

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John 13:1-21

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Luke 24:13-51

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The Kingdom vs. “Screendom”
A Gospel Approach to Technology

We have a complicated relationship with technology. At this point, that's not saying anything revolutionary. We know it's true, but what should we do about it? More importantly, why should we even care? This elective is designed to offer a new perspective on the screens and social media we love (and also kind of hate). We don't need to rehash tired, guilt-oriented demands to "just put down your phone for a minute!" We need a biblical, practical approach to use technology as a means to the end of joy. We need to discover that, in Jesus, our loving Father offers something better. If you find your eyes fixed on your phone more than you'd like, if your mood fluctuates based on Instagram likes and Snapchat streaks, if "binge" is a fair word to describe your normal Netflix usage, if you've played more than 20 hours of Fortnite this week, or if you judge other people because they do these things and you don't (allegedly), this elective is for you.

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The Kingdom vs. “Screendom”
A Gospel Approach to Technology

We have a complicated relationship with technology. At this point, that's not saying anything revolutionary. We know it's true, but what should we do about it? More importantly, why should we even care? This elective is designed to offer a new perspective on the screens and social media we love (and also kind of hate). We don't need to rehash tired, guilt-oriented demands to "just put down your phone for a minute!" We need a biblical, practical approach to use technology as a means to the end of joy. We need to discover that, in Jesus, our loving Father offers something better. If you find your eyes fixed on your phone more than you'd like, if your mood fluctuates based on Instagram likes and Snapchat streaks, if "binge" is a fair word to describe your normal Netflix usage, if you've played more than 20 hours of Fortnite this week, or if you judge other people because they do these things and you don't (allegedly), this elective is for you.

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The Kingdom vs. “Screendom”
A Gospel Approach to Technology

We have a complicated relationship with technology. At this point, that's not saying anything revolutionary. We know it's true, but what should we do about it? More importantly, why should we even care? This elective is designed to offer a new perspective on the screens and social media we love (and also kind of hate). We don't need to rehash tired, guilt-oriented demands to "just put down your phone for a minute!" We need a biblical, practical approach to use technology as a means to the end of joy. We need to discover that, in Jesus, our loving Father offers something better. If you find your eyes fixed on your phone more than you'd like, if your mood fluctuates based on Instagram likes and Snapchat streaks, if "binge" is a fair word to describe your normal Netflix usage, if you've played more than 20 hours of Fortnite this week, or if you judge other people because they do these things and you don't (allegedly), this elective is for you.

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Genesis 3:1-18

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John 1:1-18

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2 Timothy 3:14-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21

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Psalm 19

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Growth in Grace: How God Works in Pain

The sovereignty of God - is it possible that this doctrine could lead to a greater, deeper and more abiding joy? It may seem a little more natural to say God reigns in the sweet moments of life, but what happens when we don’t get into the school that all our friends do, or when our parents get divorced, or when our best friend is a superior athlete, or when we struggle with body image issues, or when we get a cancer diagnosis or we move to a new town?  Is it possible for us to praise God in the sweet moments of life as well as the moments it feels like He is slaying us?  This beautiful doctrine teaches us our sovereign God is in love with us, is for us and is calling us to trust Him.  God is using every moment in our lives to bring us near to Him.  God’s sovereignty enables us to not lose heart as we trust in His guiding, sustaining, loving and all-sufficient hand.  We are in the grip of the loving Father and He will never let us go!

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Growth in Grace: How God Works in Pain

The sovereignty of God - is it possible that this doctrine could lead to a greater, deeper and more abiding joy? It may seem a little more natural to say God reigns in the sweet moments of life, but what happens when we don’t get into the school that all our friends do, or when our parents get divorced, or when our best friend is a superior athlete, or when we struggle with body image issues, or when we get a cancer diagnosis or we move to a new town?  Is it possible for us to praise God in the sweet moments of life as well as the moments it feels like He is slaying us?  This beautiful doctrine teaches us our sovereign God is in love with us, is for us and is calling us to trust Him.  God is using every moment in our lives to bring us near to Him.  God’s sovereignty enables us to not lose heart as we trust in His guiding, sustaining, loving and all-sufficient hand.  We are in the grip of the loving Father and He will never let us go!

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Growth in Grace: How God Works in Pain

The sovereignty of God - is it possible that this doctrine could lead to a greater, deeper and more abiding joy? It may seem a little more natural to say God reigns in the sweet moments of life, but what happens when we don’t get into the school that all our friends do, or when our parents get divorced, or when our best friend is a superior athlete, or when we struggle with body image issues, or when we get a cancer diagnosis or we move to a new town?  Is it possible for us to praise God in the sweet moments of life as well as the moments it feels like He is slaying us?  This beautiful doctrine teaches us our sovereign God is in love with us, is for us and is calling us to trust Him.  God is using every moment in our lives to bring us near to Him.  God’s sovereignty enables us to not lose heart as we trust in His guiding, sustaining, loving and all-sufficient hand.  We are in the grip of the loving Father and He will never let us go!

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I can remember in high school sincerely wanting to read my Bible. I had decided it was time to start, no more excuses. I sat down to read and within five minutes was overwhelmed with all the words, words, words. If you can relate to this experience then this class is for you. I will give you a simple and enjoyable way to study the Bible. I will show you how you can study on your own or with some friends. I hope to see you and help you get started on a lifetime of enjoying the Word of God.

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We often say, “God has a plan,” meaning that God has a personal plan for my individual life. But when we only talk about God’s plan for my personal life, we are not saying enough. To be sure, God has a plan for your life, but His plan for your life should never be separate from His plan for the whole world. As a member of God’s church, we need to locate our stories in God’s big story. God has a mission in this world, and He has enlisted you to be part of that mission. In this class we will talk about the Mission of God, what He has done and is always doing to restore this broken world. It is our belief that once we get excited about the Mission of God, the plan for our lives will begin to fall into place.

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The Bible is so old and we don't have the original copy so how can I trust the Bible in my hands? That's a good question and one that needs some answers. Another good question is: "There are so many different religions in the world and they say their sacred texts are true, too... what does this mean about the Bible?" And what if science seems to tell us that the Bible isn't accurate? What if science seems to tell us that the Bible was written only by humans and therefore outdated and full of errors? It is these questions that we will engage with this seminar.
I have spent many hours on my own and in my ministry engaging and researching these questions and others. Not because I love the library, but because these are the questions I am asking and these are the questions the college students in my ministry are asking. Join us in this seminar as we look at how and why the Bible is trustworthy. We'll engage how we can know historical events really happened, how your Bible came to be, and talk about the most common objections to the Bible as a trustworthy, accurate, faith-forming document. Bring your own questions, too!  

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