Adult Sunday School Electives
Sundays from 9:45-10:45 AM
We are excited to invite those who feel comfortable to join us in one of two locations for our regathering of Adult Sunday School. You are welcome to choose from the following electives. We regret that at this time we are not able to offer any specific classes for children or youth during this hour due to the challenge of social distancing.
1. Mary Ann Fogelsanger's class is meeting in the Annex.
She is teaching a study the David C. Cook Bible in Life Study Guide (June, July, and August 2020). The study is focused on WISDOM -
Wisdom in Proverbs
Wisdom in the Gospels
Faith and Wisdom in James
All of you are invited to attend these classes. It is not necessary to have the quarterlies for these lessons, all study helps will be provided. The sessions will contain both lecture and discussion. We would love to have you join us.
2. Study on the Books of James and Matthew – taught by Phil Ritchie
(Room 208 and 209, Joy Seekers SS Classroom)
We will finish our study of the Book of James, chapters 4 and 5. In these short chapters, James addresses the issues of compromise and covetousness among Christians, the solution for strife, the dangers of pride, warnings to the rich, and the rewards of perseverance.
Then we will begin an in-depth look at the Gospel of Matthew. After four hundred years of prophetic silence during which God’s people poured over the Old Testament writings for clues pointing to the coming Messiah, many may have wondered whether God had forgotten His promises and deserted them. Seeming silence from God can feel that way sometimes.
Then Jesus arrived with an offer of the kingdom, based on one condition – faith.
• Faith in a Messiah who met very few people’s expectations
• Faith in a kingdom that advanced through peace rather than war
• Faith in a God who cared not only for His people, Israel, but for the whole world
“For anyone who feels like God forgets His people, Matthew speaks loudly in the silence… Though God may not show up exactly the way we’re expecting or through the means we think He should, God does show up. Matthew’s Gospel not only reveals that Jesus is the King, Israel’s long-awaited Messiah, but it also reminds us that Jesus is our Immanuel – ‘God with us’ – now resurrected and ascended, yet with us still, even to the end of the age.” …Chuck Swindoll
3. Study focused on Palm Sunday and Easter – taught by Barb Stine