Beautiful Words is a Sunday School class that meets every Sunday morning, 9:15am, in the CPC choir amphitheater. A familiar song asks, “If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you?” Okay, it is kind of a cheese song. Although, I used to sing at weddings, I never had to sing that one.
Anyway, in Beautiful Words we will discover that a word can actually paint a thousand pictures. We will learn the words that make up the lyric of our song, as believers – words that are obviously close to the heart of our God. We can draw near to his heart, as together we savor Bible words, such as Trinity, Covenant, Election, Redemption, Jesus as Prophet, Priest, & King, Justification, Sanctification, Adoption, Glorification, the Church, just to name a few. Interaction with the text of Scripture, the history and theology of the Christian Church, as well as, songs and hymns will flavor our time together. We will stay connected and extend our community in class via Facebook, and Twitter.
Starting spring 2012, beautiful words class will begin a new study, entitled Revelation: A Book about a Lamb. This will be a wonderful place to go in the upcoming year, given the time we have invested in one another these last couple of years, looking at the doctrines of the Trinity, the person and work of Christ, and the way our covenant relationship to our triune God both informs and transforms our worship as a church family. You see, the Revelation of John shows us the victorious Lamb upon his throne and the glorious covenant of grace come to fruition, as every tribe, tongue, and nation worships him.
Much confusion exists in our day regarding things, like seals, bowls, trumpets, the earth beast, the sea beast, the mark of the beast, the Anti-christ, the battle of Armageddon, the 144,000, the millennial reign of Christ, the great tribulation, the return of Christ, the identity of Babylon, among other things. In this careful, prayerful expositional study of Revelation, we will responsibly deal with tough interpretive questions, as we seek to understand the who, what, where, when, how, and why of this majestic conclusion to the Bible. But, the goal will be more than carefully and biblically defining our theological views. The goal will be delighting in the One who is making all things new (Rev 21:5).
Each Sunday morning, we will start promptly at 9:15am with a season of singing and enjoyment of one another, followed by a rich time in the Word of God.
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