Women’s Book Study: Covenantal Life by Sarah Ivill
Leader: Vicky Harvey (and others from the Women’s Ministry Servant Team)
Today, many of us have lost our appreciation of the beauty of covenant theology and covenant community. Author Sarah Ivill believes a robust understanding of covenant theology will deepen our knowledge of Scripture and enable us to truly serve our sisters by pointing them to Christ. In The Covenantal Life, the author clearly sets forth the beauty of covenant theology and covenant community to encourage and equip women in the church. Please consider attending!
Amazing Grace: The History And Theology of Calvinism
Leader: John Aldrich
Just what is Calvinism? Does this teaching make man a deterministic robot and God the author of sin? What about free will? If the church accepts Calvinism, won’t evangelism be stifled, perhaps even extinguished? How can we balance God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility? Come learn what the great Baptist preacher C.H. Spurgeon meant when he said, “…to deny Calvinism is to deny the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Leader: Herb Ruby
Location: Pastor’s Study
This class is designed to communicate to newcomers our essential beliefs, our distinctive doctrines, and our philosophy of ministry. It also serves as an opportunity to get to know other newcomers and many church leaders. This class is required to become a member of COG, but everyone is invited to attend, and there is no obligation to join.
Leader: Tom Metzbower
Location: Adult Annex 3
Exodus is autobiographical narrative scripture written by Moses. Because Exodus is narrative history, missing a Sunday due to things like summer vacations will not interrupt continuity. Exodus deals with God’s providence for the Israelites as promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Israelites have spent 400+ years in Egypt before God raised up Moses to free His people from their oppression and slavery. During the interaction with Pharaoh and Moses, God will perform many miracles with the end of glorifying Himself and freeing his people with the wealth of Egypt in their possession. Among the five books of the Pentateuch, Exodus in particular takes up the element of relationship with God, both in terms of God’s deliverance of his people from Egypt and the establishment of his covenant with them in Sinai.