Come and join us in our Adult Christian Education as we study the topic of "Divine Providence"
What does it mean to be a Christian businessman or a Christian artist or a Christian lawyer, scientist, construction worker, or whatever? How can I serve God in my work? And what if I don’t have one of these fulfilling jobs? What about my dead-end job? What if I am retiring or already retired? Or I am a student? Or a stay-at-home mum? How can I know what God is calling me to, what my vocation is supposed to be? How can I know what I am supposed to do with my life?
And what does it mean to have a Christian family? How am I supposed to raise my kids? And what if I don’t have kids? What if I am single—that state largely ignored by “family-oriented” church programs? What if I want to be married but can’t find the right person? If I am married, how am I supposed to relate to my spouse? How are parents supposed to relate to their kids, and vice versa? What about all of these authority issues?
Should Christians become involved in politics? How can Christians function in a non-Christian or even anti-Christian culture? Should we take it over? Or let it take over us? Or abandon it? Do we always have to obey our rulers? How can Christians change things?
And what about the roles of pastors and laypeople in the Church? Who does what? Who submits to whom? How do church activities and responsibilities relate to our other activities and responsibilities? How do secular vocations relate to the work of, say, evangelism?
God willing, we shall seek to address these questions (some directly and others indirectly) in our ACE starting 10th April 2016, and for the many Lord’s Day to come, as we begin our study on “YOUR VOCATIONS”.
Download ACE Notes
Session 1 ( PDF )
Session 2 ( Discussion of extract from Chapter 1 of “God At Work” https://www.crossway.org/books/god-at-work-tpb/ )
Session 4 (Discussion of Chapter 1 of “The Gospel At Work” http://www.zondervan.com/the-gospel-at-work)
The recording for the 2nd April 2016 seminar Her Name is Woman by Pastor Dave Chanski is now available at http://www.shalomrb.org/public-talks/
In March 2016, our church Adult Christian Education will be screening Audacity – The Movie as well as going through the video study session series on the topic of homosexuality.
From the synopsis at http://www.audacitymovie.com/story/
From Living Waters, creators of the award-winning TV program “The Way of the Master” and the hit movies “180” and “Evolution vs. God,” comes the powerful film “Audacity.” Executive produced by TV co-host and best-selling author Ray Comfort (Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible), this film delivers an unexpected, eye-opening look at the controversial topic of homosexuality.
Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia’s Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most divisive issues, he feels compelled to speak, but can he? Challenged by his coworker Diana (Molly Ritter) to defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage, will he have the courage to stand for what he believes—even at the risk of losing a friendship? And how will he respond when faced with a harrowing life-or-death experience?
“Audacity” uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society. Regardless of your views on homosexuality, you’ll gain fresh insights and a new perspective.
About the video studies series :
The issue of homosexuality is becoming increasingly prevalent in our society, and it’s one the Church can no longer ignore. But how can we address it with love—and with truth? This four-session video study will teach you how to overcome your fear and share the gospel lovingly, yet without compromise, with those who practice homosexuality. But it doesn’t stop there. You will also discover how to share the gospel with adulterers and fornicators, your atheist aunt and your self-righteous sibling, your coworkers and neighbors. We’ll help you learn how to get to the heart of the matter by using simple, biblical principles that have transformed our lives and the lives of countless others. It’s available on AudacityMovie.com.