Church School Classes


 Jesus and the Old Testament: Russ Warren, 5th Ave Sanctuary

“God has never manifested himself to men in any other way than through the Son,
that is his sole wisdom, light, and truth” — John Calvin
Jesus is the substance of the Faith, both in the Old and New Testaments. This class will explore the revelation of God as found
in the Old, through the covenants, the sacrificial system, the prophets, the kingdoms, and the history of Israel. The God who
created the whole world in His love shows us how, through that love, He set about to redeem it in the holy land and holy
people, both of which were symbols of Christ Himself.

The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Guided Tour (Video Series): Barry York, Keith Wing and Dave Carleton, OSB

The Pilgrim’s Progress, written by John Bunyan over 300 years ago, is one of the most widely-circulated books ever to be
published in the English language. In spite of its popularity in the past, many people today are not familiar with this
masterpiece. Join us for this Ligonier video series in the Old Stone Sanctuary as Dr. Derek Thomas leads a guided tour of this
allegorical work, showing that Christians have as much to gain from this book today as they did hundreds of years ago. David Carleton, Keith Wing, and Barry York will lead the discussion time after the lectures.

The Reformed Presbyterian Church and Slavery: Bob Copeland, 5th Ave Sanctuary – Beginning March 11
Recent events show that the U.S. has not yet erased the legacy of slavery.  Long before most Americans saw any problem with it, Reformed Presbyterians took an uncompromising and unpopular stand against Slavery and its evil twin, Racism.  This course explores the biblical and other reasoning behind RP actions, and traces the anti-slavery activism of Covenanters from the Colonial period through the stages of the Abolitionist movement, the Underground Rail Road, and the Civil War.  It draws on extensive research by Dr. D. Ray Wilcox and Dr. Robert Copeland, both of Geneva College.
Jeremiah’s Complaint Prayers: Bob Frazier, 5th Ave Sanctuary – Beginning April 29
When you pray, how often do you complain to God about circumstances and about how others are treating you? Is there any
kind of prayer that is really a complaint? What value do prayers of complaint have for the Kingdom of God if any? Jeremiah
offers a series of prayers of complaint in the book that bears his name. These prayers are rooted in the genre in Psalm studies
called lament. As such, these prayers demonstrated how saturated Jeremiah’s thinking and praying was in the Psalms. But it
also illustrates the depth of passion that the prophets bore in representing Yahweh to the people of Israel and the nations of
the world. I look forward to mining these six prayers of complaint in May.*Pastor Titus Martin will also lead a New Members class – contact him for more information.