FALL Sunday School
Classes Beginning August 19th
CLASS: "The Holy Spirit"
TEACHER: Matt Siple
LOCATION: Firestone Room
Most weeks at Redeemer, we recite from the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in the Holy Spirit." But among Christians, there's quite a bit of disagreement and confusion on who the Spirit is and what He does. In some circles, the Spirit seems left behind, nowhere to be found in discussions of the Christian life. In other realms, the Spirit is everywhere and appears to overshadow everything else. This Fall, we'll look at the how the Holy Spirit is revealed in Scripture (both Old and New Testaments), his relationship to the Father and the Son, and his activity in the present.
CLASS: "The Message of Acts"
teachers: Michael Hansen + Todd Lowery
location: Lower Warehouse
The Book of Acts presents us with the major events and development of the early church along with the ministries of (mostly) Peter and Paul. Particular attention will be given to how the word of God and Spirit penetrated the hearts and minds of individuals and communities that set the course for the expansion of the gospel into all the world. Revisiting the major ideas and themes of Acts will not only remind us of what God has done for us, but also encourage us to share it with our friends and neighbors in our community.
Rob will be teaching HS Sunday School (guys and girls together) on the topic of the future. This study in theology is what's called eschatology. It concerns what will happen at the end of all things (judgment, final salvation, etc.). But while this topic definitely brings up questions about when Jesus will return, and how prophecy in the Bible should be interpreted, it's about a lot more. Eschatology is, more than anything, the study of God's goal for all things. Where is this life, and where am I, headed?
We will talk about how knowing the future, as God reveals it to us, helps us live in the present. We will also talk about how not knowing the future, as God withholds information from us, helps us live in humility and freedom. We will have good coffee, good conversation, and good times. High schoolers, be there!
Guys' class: A Study of Exodus
Teachers: John Ragland + Phil Brannen
location: 1st DTA Classroom behind the sanctuary
Girls' class: A Study of Exodus
Teachers: Morgan cogswell + julianna Smoak
location: 2nd DTA Classroom behind the sanctuary
As students come together to read and discuss they will discover that, just like the ancient Israelites, we all need a Redeemer. As the Israelites grumble, complain, disobey, worship false gods, and try to be their own Savior, teens and young adults will see that they too do those same things. But they will also see how God gives grace to the guilty and over and over again comes to the rescue, pointing to the deliverance of God’s people that is later fulfilled in Christ and the gospel.
All kids classes are in the DTA School building next to the Lower Warehouse. More information to follow!
Babies and toddlers are in their normal rooms in the inside nursery. 1s & 2s in the first outer nursery room, 3s and 4s in the second outer nursery room.