In light of our recent Vacation Bible School, it's good for us to reflect on why children's ministries are important. Ultimately, all children's ministries should be designed for evangelizing children. The Bible has much to say about: I. The Importance of Evangelizing Children; and, II. Pointers for Evangelizing Children.
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The civilized world was horrified to hear of the mass murder on July 22 in Norway of at least 76 innocent people at the hands of Anders Breivik. Adding to the tragedy has been the mainstream newsmedia's spin on the story recently labelling Mr. Breivik a "Christian Extremist." During our adult Sunday school class on 7/31/2011, we explored this issue from a biblical perspective and saw from the Bible that there is nothing to fear from Christian fundamentalism (unless you're Satan).
We are continuing a two-part video series during the adult Sunday school class this Lord's Day (7/24/2011) on "Doing What Only God Can Do" by John Piper. In part 1, John Piper raised and provided biblical answers for the several thought-provoking questions. Please join us this Sunday as we watch and discuss Part 2 of this excellent series.
A group of nine youth and three adult chaperones from our church attended the Riverside Youth Conference at California Baptist University and the Reformed Baptist Church of Riverside during June 24-26, 2011. The guest speaker was Pastor Jonathan Christman of Heritage Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY. Pastor Christman spoke on the subject of "Exposing Idols." The Cornerstone adult Sunday school class on July, 10, 2011 will be used to give a summary of this important biblical subject.
Last week's sermon was on 1 Peter 3:18-22. During the adult Sunday school class, we looked in some depth at 1 Peter 3:19-20 because itâ€™s one of the most controversial and difficult to interpret passages in the New Testament. But 1 Peter 3:18 is a very important passage in establishing the doctrine of Substitutionary Atonement through the Death of Jesus Christ. Thatâ€™s what weâ€™re going to look at during the adult Sunday school class this Sunday (6/19).
Last week in our adult Sunday school class, we looked in-depth at 1 Pet. 3:19-20, which is one of the most difficult passages in the Bible to understand. Some interpreters take this passage to mean that Jesus descended into hell after his death and before his resurrection to preach to spirits held in prison there. These spirits are understood by some to be the souls of an ante-diluvian super-race and by others as the souls of the generation destroyed by the flood. In any event, this interpretation would go hand in hand with the statement from the Apostles' Creed, "He descended into hell." Is that what Peter is saying in this passage? Check out the class notes to find out.
On May 1, 2011, Pope Benedict of the Roman Catholic Church granted beatification status to his predecessor, Pope John Paul II. The next step in the process is for John Paul to be granted the status of sainthood. With the practice of the Roman Catholic Church as a backdrop, what is the teaching of the Bible on sainthhod?