The Story of the Old Testament
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of the Old Testament

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This class runs 8 Monday nights June 19th through August 7th, 2017

Does the Old Testament feel outdated? Like a random collection of stories, laws, poems and prophecies about ancient people you can't relate to? Have you ever quit a read-through in Leviticus because it just didn’t seem to relate to your real life? If you struggle to understand the Old Testament, don’t worry--you’re not alone.

Lots of people are surprised to find out that the Old Testament is actually one big story about Jesus (Luke 24:44)! Most don't know that the Apostle Paul learned the gospel of salvation by grace through faith alone in the story of the Old Testament (Romans 1:1-2).

Understanding the Old Testament isn’t always easy so...

In this Core Life Training class, we want to help you:

  • Connect the seemingly disconnected stories of the Old Testament into one unified story.
  • Understand the overall message of the Old Testament.
  • See the picture of Jesus in the Old Testament the way he and the New Testament writers did.
  • Feel how crucial the Old Testament is for your faith and life today.
  • Love Jesus more passionately through the Old Testament.
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The Story of the New Testament 1
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of the New Testament 1

Before there was a New Testament, there was a church with a Bible. The first followers of Jesus adopted the Hebrew Bible as their Scriptures because Jesus said it told a story about him (Luke 24:44). Jesus never wrote anything he claimed to be “Scripture.” He never commanded his followers to go beyond the Scriptures they received.

So why do we have a “New” Testament? How did we get it? If the story of the Hebrew Bible is the story of Jesus, what story does the New Testament tell? And what do stories about Jesus, letters to ancient churches and a vision of the end times have to do with real life today?

In this Core Life Training class, we want to help you…

  • Understand how we got the New Testament.
  • Connect the Gospels, Letters and Revelation into one unified story.
  • Relate the story of the New Testament with the story of the Old Testament.
  • See the crucial link between the theology of the New Testament and living real life powerfully for God’s glory.
  • Love Jesus more passionately through the New Testament.
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The Story of the Psalms
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Story of the Psalms

Did you know the book of Psalms is not a random collection of ancient Israelite worship songs? That the author of Psalms structured the book to tell a whole story? That Jesus and the authors of the New Testament read the book of Psalms as a story about Jesus? If not, or if you want to understand the story of the Psalms more deeply, this mini-class is for you!

In this three hour mini-class you'll learn how the author arranged and ordered the Psalms to make a whole book, see the major sections of the book and how they relate to each other and understand what, or who, the story of the Psalms is all about.

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