Fall 2019 Christian Education Electives
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You can choose from three classes for this round of electives (click "read more" for full descriptions):
The Great Commission
Led by Cinda Marturano
“Go and make disciples…and I am with you always (Matthew 28:19-20, shortened for emphasis).”
God dwelling amongst His people is a significant theme in scripture. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave His people the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. This is a meaningful task, and it is one that the Holy Spirit enables us to accomplish as we rest in the authority of Christ over all things.
In this DVD based class, Dr. Burk Parsons walks us through every phrase of the Great Commission, carefully examining how Christ calls us to fulfill the Great Commission in our homes, our churches, our communities, and to the ends of the earth. As we lead up to our MC19 Great Valley Missions Conference, which will focus on the EPC Engage 2025 Project, we will have a chance to pray for, and share stories of, missionaries we serve at church and in our individual lives.
Working Out Your Salvation
Led by Larry Gould
“Work out your own salvation…” Paul commands us, adding: “with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)” and also: “holding fast to the word of life (vs. 16).”
What does this mean, and how are we to apply it in our life in Christ? We will find the answers weaved throughout the scripture, in the past and in the future, from Genesis to Revelation.
The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
Led by Jim Shackleton
One sermon. If you had the opportunity to hear Jesus preach today, would you not give great effort, if not pay big money, to be there?! In a sense, we have this opportunity! Great Valley has talked about growing as a disciple or apprentice of Jesus…well, this sermon is a part of Jesus authoring/initiating the same subject matter.
What should we look for in this one sermon? We’ll look at the context, the sequential order of the sermon’s content (why put one topic before, or after, another topic? how do they relate?), and the application of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives here and now, not simply to prepare for our final passing. The study of the gospel should change the way we live…the Sermon on the Mount will have you thinking about many, many aspects of your life, for God’s glory.