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New Study Starting Next Week!

Half Truths 1True or false:

  1. Everything happens for a reason.
  2. God helps those who help themselves.
  3. God won’t give you more than you can handle.
  4. God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
  5. Love the sinner, hate the sin.

All true?   Not so fast.

They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them.

They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.

Join Adam Hamilton in this 5-week Bible study to search for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture.

Join us starting next Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 10 am downstairs in the UMYF Room!

Half Truths 2

Lenten Study – 24 Hours That Changed the World

24 Hours That Changed the WorldThis year, the adult Sunday School class at Central Church is undertaking as its Lenten study Adam Hamilton’s book, “24 Hours That Changed the World”, beginning this Sunday, March 9.  

Click on this link to see a short video outlining the study:  24 Hours That Changed the World

We will also be using the companion DVD in class each week as Adam Hamilton conducts us on a tour of the actual places where these important events took place.

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.  In this Lenten journey, Adam Hamilton guides us through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life.

Each chapter is designed to help the reader experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way you have never done before.  Whether you are a long-time Christian or simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion, you are invited to join us and the author in retracing the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life.

Walk with Jesus on his final day.

Sit beside him at the Last Supper.

Pray with him in Gethsemane.

Follow him to the cross.

Desert him. Deny him.

Experience the Resurrection.

Weekly Topics:

March 9, 2014 –                       The Last Supper

March 16 –                               The Garden of Gethsemane

March 23 –                               Condemned by the Righteous

March 30 –                               Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate

 April 6 –                                   The Torture and Humiliation of the King

April 13 –                                 The Crucifixion

April 20 – Easter Sunday –     Christ the Victor

Please plan on joining us at 10:00 each Sunday during Lent this year as we explore this study together!

New Advent Study – The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem

The JourneyThis Advent, beginning on December 1, the first Sunday of Advent, Central Church will embark on a Churchwide study of “The Journey.”

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem” explores the story of Jesus’ birth with fresh eye and ears in order to discover the real meaning of Christmas.  Author Adam Hamilton draws upon insights gained from historians, archaeologists, biblical scholars, and theologians and from walking in the places where the story occurred.

The aim of this study, like the aim of the book upon which it is based, is to help you better understand the events that led up to the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem; to see more clearly the theological significance of the Nativity; and to reflect upon the meaning of these events for your life.

The focal Scripture texts will be Luke and Matthew’s accounts of the Annunciation, Mary’s visit with Elizabeth, Joseph’s dream of an angel, the walk to Bethlehem, and the visits of the shepherds and, later, the magi.

Our Sunday School will be studying one chapter each week, beginning on Sunday, December 1, and Pastor Heidi will preach on that same chapter during our worship service that immediately follows our time together in Sunday School.

Our Churchwide Advent program for all ages will help people come to a deeper understanding of what the Christmas story teaches us about Jesus Christ and about God’s will for our lives.  Please plan on joining us for this time of study and wonder during the Advent season.

If you are unable to travel to Central Church each week, please consider embarking on your own Advent adventure using Adam Hamilton’s The Journey as your guide as we travel through Advent together.