Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:15 to participate in our weekly Bible study.
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J.I. Packer
If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?
J. I. Packer shows how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. With over 100,000 copies in print, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is truly a classic that should be read by every Christian.
Chosen by God, by R.C. Sproul
If God is truly God, He is Sovereign--over all things, over all decisions. If God is truly God, then he chooses who goes to heaven and who doesn't.
Predestination, says the author, isn't just for Calvinists. It is for all biblical Christians. Predestination doesn't create a whimsical or spiteful picture of God but paints the portrait of a loving God who provides redemption for radically corrupt humans. There is mystery in God's ways, but no contradiction. Point by point, the author examines the Scriptures on predestination and refutes the naysayers.
We choose God because He has opened our eyes to see His beauty. We love Him because He first loved us.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key, by Rosaria Butterfield
What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically.
With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same 'radical, ordinary hospitality' to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes, not as our own, but as God's tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our every day, sometimes messy lives--helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.
Everyday Church, by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
We live in an increasingly post-Christian culture. More and more we find ourselves on the margins as less and less people have any intention of ever attending church. What used to work doesn't work anymore and we need to adapt. Helping us to see the way forward, this book offers practical ideas and personal stories for engaging with Western society. Find out how to effectively reach people in the context of everyday life and take hold of the opportunity to develop missional communities focused on Jesus.
Burning Down the Shack, by James B. DeYoung
The Shack has now sold over 20 million copies and has been made into a movie. How ought we respond to the theology present in this popular fictional work?
This is a 12 week Study and Discussion. See the Schedule below for the reading plan and come ready to discuss. We will be reading two books:
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young - Click here for a preview
Burning Down the Shack by James B. De Young - Click here for a preview
Decision Making and the Will of God
While it is our purpose to provide the student of God’s word with a Biblical understanding of God’s will for their life, it is highly suggested that these notes accompany a thorough reading of Dr. Garry Friesen’s excellent work on the subject, Decision Making and the Will of God.