At Atonement we believe Christians should be Life-long Learners. Through out the year our Adult Education team works on providing a number of stimulating classes so every adult can find something of interest.
Adult Sunday School Classes
Spring 2017 | Feb 5 – Apr 30
Doctrine and Theology: Prayer and the Sovereignty of God
Joe Harford & Terence Little Rankin Hall Class Schedule
The Bible teaches that prayer is both a duty and a privilege for believers. The Bible also clearly teaches that God is unchanging and in control of ALL things. Sooner or later, every believer faces an apparent dilemma related to prayer: “If God is sovereign, then why pray?” A legitimate answer to this question is “Because God commands us to pray,” yet this answer raises a second question: “Doesn’t the fact that God commands us to pray imply that everything is NOT foreordained?” Using a variety of reference materials, our class will wrestle with these weighty questions. We will look at the questions “Can we know God’s will?” and “Does God change his mind as a result of our prayers?” We will look at biblical prayers offered by Abraham, Hannah, David, Daniel, Paul and Jesus in light of God’s sovereignty. Although the class will deal with theology and doctrines, it is worth noting that Dr. John Frame defined theology as “the application of Scripture, by persons, to every area of life”. Accordingly, we intend this class to be very practical and expect the prayer life of every participant to be enhanced.
Compass: The Screwtape Letters
Mike & Susan Hanlon Room 306
We are reading The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. This is Lewis’ masterful imagining of letters of advice from a senior tempter in Hell to a junior tempter on how best to keep humans from the Enemy (i.e., God). The class is focused on lively discussions of the subtle temptations we face in the modern world. Though all are welcome, Compass is geared towards young adults, 18 – 35, as we pray and encourage each other in dealing with the challenges of faith in a time of indifference towards God.
Explore the Bible: Matthew 14–28
In an effort to foster unity, the remaining classes will engage in a common study. Students will receive an Explore the Bible study guide that includes Scripture, commentary, and discussion questions. Multiple sections of this class will allow for smaller class sizes, giving students more frequent opportunities for participation. We are the people of God studying the word of God, which has the power to transform our lives!
Section 1: David Galletta & Luke Link Chapel
Section 2: Arturo Gama & Rhonda Tildon Choir Room
Section 3: Josh Bascom & Matt Rundell Room 310
Section 4: Nate Kenney & James Key Room 101