Tonight we will be offering three different classes from which to choose. Two of these classes follow a theme that we have followed before, and one is more specific to the Season.
Have you ever dreaded getting together with family over the holidays because you worry that an argument might break out or that someone will say something that makes you angry? Have you ever been disappointed because a holiday gathering turned into an experience of stress, tension, or hurt feelings? Hopefully, you have never experienced this, but most people have. Tonight, Ken Chambers, Sr., will be lead a discussion class about extended family relationships to help us handle difficult family situations effectively and be a source of peace and love.
Prayer is one of the two most fundamental practices that keep disciples in a spiritual frame of mind, focused on things above. Without prayer, the disciple quickly loses his connection to the Savior and the kingdom. Tonight, Kyle Shrum will lead a study/discussion on this vital topic.
As we discussed in the sermon last week, teaching the gospel to the lost is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of the church. Without evangelism, we can not be what Christ calls us to be. Heartbreakingly, we meet dozens of people every day who are not following the Savior. Tonight, Gary Massey will be leading another study on Inviting Your Friends to Meet Jesus.
Colossians 3:1-2 reminds us: “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” The classes tonight are offered to assist you in setting your mind on things above. But no one can do that for you, and no one can actually force you to do it – God gives you the discretion to spend your time and energy as you see fit. Then, when your life is over, he will judge your choices. Choose wisely!