Training Ground Opportunities
+ Unshakable Hope Building Our Lives on the Promises of God by Max Lucado
In Unshakable Hope, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado offers encouraging, practical guidance for overcoming difficult circumstances and gaining inner peace, building resolve, and walking into a better future. Unshakable Hope examines twelve of God’s promises that Max has turned to over the years to encourage himself and others. Each chapter explores one significant promise and reveals how it will equip you to overcome challenging circumstances, experience lasting security, and make wise decisions. What are you anchored to—the circumstances of life or the promises of God? For every problem in life, God has given you a promise. Join Max as he takes a closer look at Scripture’s unbreakable promises and shows you how to live with an unshakable hope.
+ Parables: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
We all love a good story. But the parables of Jesus are even better than that. They sneak up on us, catching us off guard and toppling our easy assumptions. When the familiar takes an unexpected twist, we find our secret thoughts exposed to the healing light of Jesus. This Bible study introduces twelve of the greatest stories ever told; how might they change your thoughts and actions?
+ The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges
How can you develop godly character? Bestselling author Jerry Bridges says that godliness is more than a character trait: “It is a foundational spiritual quality that makes the entire Christian life dynamic, effective, and pleasing to God.” Growing in godliness is a two-fold process. It involves an ever-deepening devotion to God and developing character that is steadily transformed into His likeness. In The Practice of Godliness, the sequel to the popular book The Pursuit of Holiness, readers will learn how laying an inward foundation of God-centeredness will permit them to build an outward structure of godliness. Character formation will never be the same!
+ Life Lessons from Colossians and Philemon -First and Third Thursday of the month at 10:00am, in the Greenview library
Currently, we are offering a Bible study which meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 10:00 A.M. at Greenview Alliance Church. A study on two of Paul's letters consisting of eleven lessons from Colossians and one from the book of Philemon. In Colossians he reminds believers that all they need is Jesus - not Jesus plus something else. In his letter to Philemon, he encourages him to rise above his hurts and extend mercy, forgiveness, and love to a runaway slave.
Key Themes in Colossians:
Faith, love, and hope are key to following Christ.
In Christ Jesus, we have been offered freedom.
Because of Jesus, Christians can be as in touch with the next world as this one.
Key Themes in Philemon:
Salvation is not determined or affected by a person's station in life
The love God expects from us goes beyond the standards of this world.