Online Bible Studies

The Parables of Jesus Bible Study – September 15, 2021 – November 3, 2021

“The Autobiography of God”…starting on Sept 15th, Dr. Shelton will be doing a study of Jesus’ parables. In Jesus, God’s autobiography, his self-disclosure is being written and revealed in a unique way: through parables. You can take the class in person or online. Mike will post material for the online participants and hand out material for those taking it in person.  Below is the schedule of weekly classes to be held through November 3. September 15 What parables are, different…

“Should This Sermon Make Us Happy” Summer 2021

Beginning the week of June 7, 2021, Dr. Shelton will be doing a study of Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mount”, as recorded in Matthew. He invites you to read Matthew 5-7 in preparation for the class and to do some personal reflection on the material. The Sermon on the Mount may be one of Jesus’ best-known but challenging teachings. As with other classes, a study guide for each week will be sent out and his lesson will be posted…

Lenten Bible Study “The God Named Hallowed”

Beginning on Tuesday, February 9, Dr. Shelton will do a Lenten study of the Lord’s Prayer.  Only 57 words in length, the Lord’s prayer contains the core of Jesus’ teachings.  His Disciples had requested that he teach them how to pray.  Is our need for his guidance any less critical?  Each week we will take a phrase in his beloved prayer, and ponder its meaning for our lives. Each week a study guide and the YouTube video will be posted…

God’s Will in an Unwilling World Study Series – September 16 – November 11

Few things create more confusion than God’s will. Different questions pop into our minds at different times: What does God want me to do in certain situations? How does his will inform my choices? Does he have a plan for my life and the world itself? Does everything happen for a reason? What will happen in the next 5 years? It often comes down to asking tough Questions and having incomplete answers. In this series, we will ask tough questions…

Wednesday’s with the Peanuts

August 12 – September 16, 20208 Sessions Beginning Wednesday August 12th, Russ will post a weekly video study using the book “The Gospel According to the Peanuts” by Robert L. Short. You don’t have to read the book for the studies, but it is a good read if you want to get deeper. The book will be more of a jumping off point rather than a chapter by chapter review. I grew up listening to Peanuts references during worship every…

To My People with Love – A Study on Philippians

Writing from a jail cell, with little or no hope of ever being released, Paul sent a note of encouragement to his favorite church: the Church at Philippi. They were special to him. They were his friends and role models in the faith. He knew that their church would thrive with or without him. Sent on their 11th birthday as a congregation, it was the happiest letter Paul wrote and the only letter where he isn’t correcting false teaching, rebuking…

Theology Thursdays

“Are you saved? and why your answer matters” – July 9, 2020  Hell-Is It Real_Leader Guide   July 2, 2020Does Hell Exist_Handout Are you happy? June 25, 2020 Welcoming the Stranger June 18, 2020 Trinity June 11, 2020 Pentecost_Handout June 4, 2020