The Church History Class at My LifeGroup

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Hey church! I wanted to take a moment to personally invite you to my LifeGroup. We meet on Thursday nights at my house from about 6:30-8:00ish pm. Right now we’re going through an 8-week class called “Church History” and Barry Zimmerman is teaching us. We’re discovering what happened to the church from the beginning of it’s days with Jesus’ apostles until now.

Boy! The church sure did have it rough for the first couple hundred years. Rome was terrible to them! Even the Jews persecuted them. Some of the ways they tormented the church were so inhumane and sickening. From watching wild animals eat them in the Colosseum to dipping them in tar and setting them on fire to light the streets, there didn’t seem to be any depraved form of persecution they didn’t endure. However, it was in those times that the church grew the quickest. No matter how hard Rome and the Jews tried to stop the message of this saving grace and love of Jesus, they couldn’t even slow it down for a little bit. The accounts of Christians staring death down with the deep conviction of Jesus’ love were countless and amazing to hear about. They’ve set a testament of faith we all should strive for, a deep love for Jesus that can’t be affected by mockery, torment, or death. These guys were the real deal. I want to be too.

Come and try it out! We have this great class we’re going through, a great group of people to hang out with, and some delicious snacks to share. You can bring one too! Kids are more than welcome to come as well. If you need directions, send me an email and I’ll get them to you. Looking forward to seeing you there![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”When we meet!” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”EMAIL NATE” btn_style=”outline-custom” btn_outline_custom_color=”#54c8e7″ btn_outline_custom_hover_background=”#54c8e7″ btn_outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-envelope” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:mailto%3Anate%40meridianpoint.church|||” btn_el_class=”button-text”]

Thursdays at 6:30 pm

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God Vs.

About the class…

Theologian Francis Schaeffer said, “The basic problem of the Christians in this country in the last eighty years or so…is that we have seen things in bits and pieces instead of totals. We have become disturbed over permissiveness, pornography, the public schools, the breakdown of the family, and abortion. We have failed to see that all of this has come about due to a shift in worldview—that is in the overall way people think and view the world and life as a whole.”

Our friends and families and our communities and leaders are embracing faulty worldviews, and Christians have become increasingly unable to convey the truth. So what do we do?

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These classes coincide with our Sunday morning messages. Each Wednesday at ABCs we delve a little deeper into the topic of the week. Look below to listen to the main class or download the class notes. Then download the LifeGroup discussion guide for further study.

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Week 1: God vs. gods

About the topic…

The Bible says that God is Relational, Righteous, and Ruler. These three “Rs” are a general summary of the major attributes of God. They cover a wide range of characteristics that could be included in each area, and summarize certain aspects of God’s character.

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Week 2: God vs. Reality

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Philosophy is a root of the worldview tree. What is real and how do I know it’s real? In this class we cover three different viewpoints.

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Week 3: God vs. Life

About the topic…

Where did we come from? Here we cover two differing views: evolution and intelligent design.

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