Class Canceled, Wednesday 02/07

Class is canceled tonight (Wednesday, 02/07/2018) on account of the storm.

There is no class next week due to Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday. We will release news about rescheduling soon.

We are still having classes tomorrow morning. Drive safe!

New Study: How Then Shall We Live?

We will be launching our new study series, “How Then Shall We Live?” – starting this next week, the first full week of February. It will be a serious and careful reconsideration of the the essential Law of God in the Ten Commandments and the higher way to which Christ calls us in the Beatitudes.

These are familiar passages, but so often passed over too lightly, so that we fail to grasp and apply all that is there. But when studied with due attention, we realize that these divine revelations were given to us as a necessary moral anchor for human life. But there is so much more here than most of us realize. The Ten Commandments and Beatitudes should be foundational to Christian discipleship. But for that to be the case, they must first be opened up, digested, set firmly in heart and mind, and lived out by the grace of God.

This is a short, six-session series, beginning the week of Feb. 6–8, breaking for the week of Ash Wednesday, and continuing on through Lent up to Holy Week – six sessions in all. As usual classes will be held in three locations: Tuesday nights at the St. Irenaeus Center from 7:15 to 9:00, Wednesday nights in Charlotte from 7:15 to 9:00, and Thursday mornings again at the St. Irenaeus Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Each session will involve teaching from the text and guided discussion of practical and spiritual implications.

Please see the flyer for more details, and consider joining us for this series on our moral foundations.

The Mission and Message of St. Paul

Announcing our fall study, The Mission and Message of St. Paul, in nine lessons! I think this will be an exciting study, and a real eye-opener. Classes begin at the end of the month, on the week of September 26. Like usual, studies will be held Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday mornings. Do download our flyer for more details.

And by all means, spread the word!

Ezekiel Lecture 6 – Fantastic Power

We discuss how some of the elements of the Ezekiel’s visions are found elsewhere in the Bible. We also begin to discuss the vision of God on the throne, resplendent in awesome power.

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Ezekiel Lecture 3 – Creatures in the Storm

Ezekiel sees of vision of powerful-looking creatures that hold up a chariot for the Lord. The imagery of these creatures is used for artistic effect in later, recognizable works but must be viewed in their context: as symbols of power and majesty.

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Ezekiel Lecture 1 – How to Approach Ezekiel

Welcome to our study on Ezekiel! Ezekiel is a book of apocalyptic literature, where God gives a startling vision that draws back the curtain between Heaven and Earth. It comes at a time when philosophers worldwide are starting to consider universal truths and move beyond purely local concerns. The time of Jewish exile foretold in Ezekiel will eventually lead the Jews to a renewed focus on the Law and the rise of the synagogue. That said, this book must be approached with caution. Read what the book is saying on the surface, and do not jump into wild speculation. Like Revelation, it can be tempting to ascribe unfounded meanings to certain passages. Start with what is obvious and sound, and let the other questions settle themselves in due time.

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Philippians Lecture 20 – Pillars of Christian Life

We must rejoice in Christ, pray and give thanks to God. If we follow the Christ-centered conduct of Paul and the Philippians, we will be following a solid example and one grounded in Scripture.

Thank you for listening to our study on Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Tune in for our next study!

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Philippians Lecture 19 – Rejoice Always

Rejoice always, in the Lord. This is more than general cheer–this is part of our inner spiritual life. Such rejoicing reveals a trust in the Lord that can cut down divisions between Christians because it is God who will take care of the conflict.

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