God's Majesty in Education
Each semester, Providence Baptist Church offers a variety of Sunday School classes covering relevant topics, books and Scripture as applicable to the life of the believer and the church. Our cross-generational adult classes are not segregated by age, college, career, marital status or sex but each consists of a diverse membership, allowing the young and the young-in-Christ alike to benefit from the collective knowledge of other members. The current topics being offered include:
Foundational Course: How to Read the Bible
Teacher: Randy Cox
Text Books: The Bible and Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word by George Guthrie
“No Spiritual Discipline is more important than the intake of God’s Word. If we want to grow in godliness, we must know the Word of God.” (from Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney) It is asserted that no one in the English speaking world can be considered literate without a basic knowledge of the Bible, yet we are not reading the Bible and biblical literacy is at an all time low. This course is designed to help us grow in reading, understanding and living the Bible more effectively. We will learn how to read the various literary forms (genres) found in the Bible, how to apply the truths of Scripture to our lives, and move from confusion to joy in our Bible reading as we come to understand the overarching narrative of the Bible.
Foundational Course: Let the Nations Be Glad
Taught by Dr. Blair Waddell
Textbook: Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
The church is said to be on ‘mission’. What does that mean exactly? Over the centuries there had been a lot of misunderstandings about the goals, the methodology, and the strategies in missions. This course will examine what the Bible says about missions. It will also provide an overview of the history of missions from the early church to our own heritage of Baptists in missions. It will also provide an explanation of how the missionary task is carried out at Providence Baptist Church. The primary text will be the Bible. John Piper’s, Let the Nations Be Glad will be a secondary text from which we will study a few chapters. If you happen to have a copy, bring it along. Come discover the joys of missions.
Equipping Course: The Gospel of Mark
Teacher: Mike Watson
Textbook: The Bible
The Gospel According to Mark is the shortest Gospel account in the New Testament. Focusing on the ministry of Christ, His prophetic works, His teachings to his disciples, His declaration as King, and His death and resurrection that freed us from our sins! This course is the 1st quarter of a two-quarter course considering the person and works of God the Son, Jesus Christ.
College and Singles Equipping Course: Romans
Teachers: Doug and Stephanie Thomas
Textbook: The Bible
This class is for college age students and singles focusing on the practical application of Christian in the lives of young adults. This is the 2nd quarter of the study of the Book of Romans. Written by the Apostle Paul, this book defines the great theology of the Christian church including the sin of man (Chapters 1 and 2), justification (3-5), sanctification (6-8), the relationship to the nation of Israel (9-11) and ending with practical application of this theology in the Christian life (12-16) including spiritual gifts, serving one another, relationship to government, and spiritual freedoms.