Sundays | 9:00 a.m.
JIM YODER | ROOM 109
Ecclesiastes offers a conversation for restless souls. One writer said that Ecclesiastes is the question for which the rest of the Bible is the answer. If we ignore or do not understand the question, we have difficulty understanding the fullness of God’s answer. The French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, summarized this concern, “Anyone who does not see the vanity of life must be very vain indeed.” Come and let us explore together what has been called by one commentator, “The inspired book of error” and by another, “The Philippians of the Old Testament.” Which is it; or, is it both?
CAN I TRUST THE GOSPELS?
BEN BURKHOLDER | ROOM 112
Most of the testimony that we have about Jesus comes from the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Over the past few centuries, critics have questioned whether we can rely on these Gospels to understand Jesus. There are, for instance, other Gospels written about Jesus, so why were only these four selected to be in the New Testament? The Gospels were also written a few decades after the events they recount. Can we still trust them, given that length of time? Finally, even as these books were copied by scribes over the centuries, some lines and passages were copied incorrectly. Do we have a reliable copy of what the original authors wrote? If you have ever asked or wondered about questions like these, we hope you join us for this fascinating study that will engage these important questions.
THE ART OF NEIGHBORING
ADAM BRIGHT, CHAD MORLEY, AMBER STITES & NANCY VAN SICKEL | ROOM 111
What kind of neighbor are you? Can you list the names of 5 of your closest neighbors? Neighboring is not what it once was, in an age when people are feeling more alone than they’ve ever felt, this provides a great opportunity for us to BLESS our community by meeting a need right next door.
Do you need some practical ideas for how to do this? Do you have ideas to share? Would you like encouragement and prayer support as you strive to fulfill the second greatest commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself”? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, we would love to have you join us as we read and discuss The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon. If you’d like to purchase the book to read along with us, we will have some available to you at the discounted price of $5 each.