SGCP Sunday School- Starting Sunday, September 4th, 9-9:45am
SGCP Sunday School takes place each Sunday morning from 9:00-9:45 in the all purpose room. It exists to provide additional theological and discipleship training. Beginning in September 2016, Sunday School will have two month sessions that will alternate between theological studies and discipleship studies.
Here is what we have planned for this year.
Session 1 (Sept./Oct.) - The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus.
This well be a detailed look at what the Scriptures teach us about the Spirit's role in the life of Christ, showing us how the extraordinary life of the Savior was reliant upon and empowered by the Spirit. This will lead us to a greater faith and dependence upon the Spirit's power in our own lives. Much of the material for this class comes from "The Presence and the Power" by Gerald Hawthorne.
Session 2 (Nov./Dec.) - Proclaim - joining God in the unstoppable spread of the Gospel.
Proclaim is designed to help everyday Christians like you grow in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. You'll learn how to communicate the gospel more clearly and how to trust God more fully in evangelism.
Session 3 (Jan.Feb.) - The Work of the Holy Spirit
This session will cover the various activities of the Holy Spirit in the redemptive plan of the Father such as giving new life, empowering for service, purifying the believer, revealing truth, making God's presence evident, guiding God's people, giving assurance, and illuminating the heart of the believer. This class will stir faith and dependence upon the activity of the Spirit in our lives.
Session 4 (Mar./Apr.) - Women's Study of the Book of Hebrews - God's Lavished Love in the Book of Hebrews.
This session will unravel the beauty of God's lavished love in the book of Hebrews. God can be said to have “tabernacled” with his people at six different points in redemptive history: in the Garden (Genesis 3:8), in the heart of the believer (Exodus 33:15), in the wilderness (Exodus 40:33-35), in the Temple (1Kings 8:1-11), in the Incarnation (Matthew 1:23), and in the Kingdom to Come (Revelation 21:1-6). Paul draws on the rich imagery of the tabernacle in 1 Corinthians 6:19 when he explains that one's physical body is literally the dwelling place, or tabernacle, of the Spirit.
May./Aug. - Break for Summer
Session 5 (Sep./Oct.) - The Gifts of the Spirit
This class will concentrate on the nine gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Cor. 12 and help to educate and equip believers to understand, appreciate, and exercise these gifts that the Spirit gives to all believers as he wills. Much of this material will be based on Sam Storms "The Beginner's Guide to Spiritual Gifts."