Connect: Sunday School
Our elders, including our pastor take turns teaching Sunday School, covering various topics or books of the Bible. Adult Sunday School is a rich time of thoughtful group discussion.
From Lewis’s Intro: “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel and excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magical with the same delight. Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar. Not everything that Screwtape says should be assumed to be true, even from his own angle. There is wishful thinking in hell as well as on earth.” —C.S. Lewis, July 5, 1941
Screwtape letter #4, April 24, 2016 (Click to listen. Subject: prayer)
Screwtape letter #5, May 1, 2016 (Click to listen. Subject: How suffering and war impacts people from spiritual perspective)
Screwtape letter #6, May 8, 2016 (Click to listen. Subject: worry and anxiety)
Screwtape letter #7, May 22, 2016 (Click to listen. Subject: God and patriotism)
Screwtape letter #8, June 5, 2016 (Click to listen. Subject: Doubt and struggle–the ups and downs of the Christian life)
Screwtape letter #9, June 12, 2016 (Click to listen. Subject: Going through dry spells, or troughs/low places)
Screwtape #10, June 19, 2016 (Click to listen. Subject: Friends and the world)
Recently Shane Burchfiel led our adult class through Donald S. Whitney’s Spiritual Discipline’s Within the Church. Prior to that, Willis Chapman led a study through Tim Keller’s Prodigal God. Before that, Wally led a study through Randy Alcorn’s Heaven.
Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me. At FPC, we welcome children and love teaching and showing them how special they are to God. We use GCP’s Show Me Jesus Sunday School curriculum.
We love how rather than teaching moralism to children, the Show Me Jesus curriculum reveals how God sent His Son to rescue His people.
Many people today are unfamiliar with the Protestant Reformation, or what they know about it has been clouded by what they learned in school.
The annual conference provides an opportunity to celebrate that great time of revival in history when many had forgotten the basics of Christianity: That our salvation is by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, and for God’s glory alone, and that His Word alone is the highest authority for faith and life.
These five basics are commonly referred to as the Five Solas: Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Christus, Soli Deo Gloria, Sola Scriptura.
A guest preacher is invited for the weekend as multiple services are held. Some of the featured speakers have included Dr. Derek Thomas, Rev. John Sartelle, Rev. David Strain, and Dr. Douglas Kelly.
By nature, most of us are so caught up in our own lives and our own little spot in the worlds that we lose sight of what God is doing all across the globe. Our Missions Conference is one effort to help connect us with what God is doing through the missionaries we support.
Our goal is to encourage us to pray more diligently and fervently for our missionaries and to encourage our missionaries while they are with us.