Adult Sunday School
The Adult Learning Fellowship exists to equip the people at Hope Church to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). We meet Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. for biblical teaching, spiritual nurture, and intellectual shepherding. Join us for a time of reflection upon the Scriptures and how to live out the gospel of grace.
Old Testament Study
Jumping Jehoshaphat! Who was the fourth king of Judah? And why does it matter that we know Judah’s kings, Israel’s judges, and a host of other Old Testament facts?
Acts 28:23 tells us that “[Paul] witnessed to [the Jewish leaders in Rome] from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.”
Would you be able to talk from morning to evening about the Old Testament? Most modern Christians cannot. But at Hope Church for the next 20 weeks, we will have fun expanding our knowledge of the facts in the Old Testament and, in the process, persuade ourselves about Jesus and the personal relationship he wants to have with us. If you come to this class, please bring a smart phone or other device, as we will be using an app called Kahoot! to test our knowledge as we learn.
“Insiders’” Guide to the Ministry of Jesus
Parables (…lest they should turn and be forgiven)
Miracles (Son of David, Have mercy on me!)
Psalms (Prophecy and Prayer)
We will look at the ministry of Jesus with an eye toward insiders and outsiders. We will consider Jesus’ use of parables in light of what he says to the disciples about parables in Mark. Miracles will consider the who, what, when and where of Jesus’ miracles to hear the cries of “outsiders.” The final section will consider the significance of Psalms in the ministry of Jesus, his self-understanding, and in objects and subjects of his prayers.