We encourage you to join us at New Life Assembly of God as we offer three adult discipleship electives that each run for seven weeks. Operating from September 15th through October 20th, we have the following three electives available:
Daniel Dilemma (Taught by Brad Larson): As Christians we face a dilemma. Hodges asks: “in a world that seems to reject everything we believe, how do we walk closely with God without caving to pressure or alienating those we hope to reach?” We will discuss how we can stand strong and love others well. “Standing for truth is not about winning an argument, it is about winning hearts. When we learn the secret of connecting before correcting we will discover that we can respond to today’s hard questions without compromising the truth” (Hodges, 2017, The Daniel Dilemma). Each week we will watch a 15-18 minute video and discuss the points in the video and what we have read.
Respectable Sins (Taught by Page Gister): Have we, as Christians, become so preoccupied with “major” sins that we have lost sight of our need to deal with more subtle sins? Respectable Sins is a book about identifying and confronting the not-so-obvious sins in our lives. The sins that are not regarded as the “bad ones” like murder, adultery or homosexuality, but are the more tolerable ones such as jealousy, anger, pride and impatience. I find this book extremely challenging and gut punching with nearly every page I turn. In this book we will learn how to identify and deal with our “respectable sins” . When I was writing this, I became extremely impatient with my computer being slow and acting wonky. I was convicted, in that moment, that my impatience is a sin. I am not proud to admit that my sins have often gone unnoticed by me, but I am quick to see yours. I pray God deals with me and leads me to have open eyes to my sin that my eyes have been closed to and opens my eyes to these things in my life that have been deemed, in my mind, as acceptable and “respectable”. I invite you to go on this gut punching journey with me as we deal with ourselves and our respectable sins.
Does It Really Matter What I Say? (Taught by Derrick Womack): Your greatest weapon—for good or evil—is in your mouth. Watch Your Mouth, the video series, is based on bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans book by the same name. This compelling resource will help you learn to tame your tongue. With real-life stories and life-changing insights shared through engaging teaching, you’ll learn what the Bible teaches about talking and:
-Discover the power of the spoken word to bolster your faith when you’re doubting
-Discern what should or shouldn’t be said so that you honor God with your speech
-Develop the ability to praise God and voice wisdom even in tough circumstances-