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These studies are designed to help apply God's Word to our everyday life.  John 17:17




Geography and the Bible

Geography and the Bible - 2021

What does Geography have to do with the stories from the Bible?  Everything.  From the culture to the weather to the people who live next door - they all shape who we are and how we live.  By looking at the geography surrounding the stories of Abram, Lot's Wife, King David and others - we'll find a few details that will help us understand their stories and live (and learn a little for ourselves).

April - June 2021 by Pastor Mitch





Healing and Wholness and the Scriptures

Healing, Wholeness and the Scriptures - 2021

Mental Health has always been a challenge in any society or culture - but during the pandemic it has been a silent and unseen enemy that has been stalking even those who have been otherwise unaffected by COVID-19.  An enemy that has a face and a name and can be confronted on the battlefield is one thing - but something that comes quietly and often without warning - and robs us of sleep, relationships, health and love is quite another. Tapping into resources by Henri Nouwen, David Ludwig, Henry Cloud, Diana Gruver, David Cook - we will wander through the Scriptures and the modern day church to see how King David, Job, Elijah, Martin Luther and others face depression, anxiety, pain and darkness.

February - March 2021 by Pastor Mitch





Prophets and Resilience

The Tempered Resilience of the Prophets - 2020/2021

The prophets are not easy to listen to - all that "repent, turn around, get right with God" yelling and screaming they do.  But are they really yelling and screaming - or are they just whispering?  Is the loudness and grating of their words really them - or is it us?  Are we so anxious and worried and afraid that even a whisper sounds like someone is shouting?  We're going to spend time talking about the Prophets and using Tod Bolsinger's new book Tempered Resilience to frame our study.  You won't need ear plugs - but it still won't be easy to listen to the prophets - unless we listen by faith!

November - January 2020/2021 by Pastor Mitch





Canoeing the Mountains

 Canoeing the Mountains - 2020

So, you are an expert at canoeing - your calling is to find a passage from where you are to where you need to be - only you've run out of water.  The only thing in front of you are mountains - lots and lots of mountains.  Now what do you do?  We are in uncharted territory as a church.  And our future as individuals and as a community will be determined by what our next steps are.  Fortunately the church has been "here" many times before - so as we leave our canoes behind we can expect some help from Daniel and Abraham and Moses and Peter and Paul as we step into the unknown and discover an amazing future that God already knew and prepared us for!

May - July 2020 by Pastor Mitch





Psalms

Psalms of life and love and eternity - 2020

The Psalms reflect our life.  From the highest highs to the deepest depths - and sometimes in the space of just a few verses.  J.I. Packer said,  “Wait on the Lord" is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.”  This study is looking for that light!

July - November, 2020 by Pastor Mitch











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