Sun, Jan 07|
Great Valley Presbyterian Church
Christian Education Electives for January / February 2024
Starting Sunday, January 7 we will offer two new classes during the 9am Adult Christian Education Hour (CEH).
Time & Location
Jan 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Great Valley Presbyterian Church, 2025 Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
About the Event
You can choose from two classes for this round of electives (click "read more" for full descriptions). Classes meet from 9am to 10am each Sunday morning . Your registration is helpful to us in determining the locations and setups for our classes.
Voting for Jesus: Faith-informed Politics
Led by Sandy Haney, Greg Porter, Keith Fink and Paul Reader
Join us for a class that explores how being a follower of Christ informs our politics. How does our faith affect our interaction with the political system? How have Christians engaged with politics over the course of history? What does the Bible say about our relationship to government? How can we love our neighbor when we disagree about political issues? We’ll explore these and other questions together through a team-led lecture series that asks how and why we need to “show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor" (1 Peter 2:17, NIV). Though the class will not have time for questions or discussion during class time, there will be other opportunities for people to engage.
Job – A Very Strange Book
Led by Larry Gould
The Book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. It is believed to pre-date Moses by as much as 400 years and is written in a strange form of Hebrew poetry that is regarded by the secular world as one of the greatest literary works of all time. Yet Job expresses deep roots in the Gospel message – “For I know that my redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth” (Job 19:25); and “He is gracious to them and says to God, Spare them from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for them” (Job 33:24). This strange book evokes the very question that man asks about the redemption plan itself: “How does a just God not only permit but orchestrate the terrible suffering of a man that God himself declares is righteous?”
Join us to see how this earliest inspired work is relevant to greatly enrich our relationship with God the Father today.