How Are We Handling Pressure?

Mature Class Study, teacher Rick Coleman. The Bible calls pressure tribulation. How we handle pressure is when we can shine. Sources of pressure are: temptation, persecution, ridicule, rejection, sickness, and expectations. God gives us grace when the battle is hot....

Gentleness, Practice, And Shining

Mature Class Study, teacher Leslie Crain. Paul had a genuine concern for the Philippians and their needs. He was specific about their needs. The focus of this study is gentleness, practice and shining. Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed...

Prayer

Mature Class Study, teacher Josh Olmsted. Is there an unproductive prayer? Prayer can become repetition without being intentional. The audience Jesus was talking to was partly religious people when he told them how to pray. Jesus said to pray in secret, not to be seen...

The Mercy Of God

Mature Class Study, teacher Edith Tolbert. Mercy is forgiveness and withholding punishment. It’s God’s pity, compassion, and kindness toward people. Mercy triumphs over judgment. If God’s judgment had been pronounced on us, we wouldn’t be saved. We’re here by mercy....

Christian Duties

Mature Class Study, teacher Rick Coleman. Salvation is a wonderful, precious gift. We need to guard and cherish it. Jesus told the apostles to watch and pray so they didn’t enter into temptation. We work must at our salvation and can’t be ambivalent about it. It’s...

Me And You – Seeing Ourselves

Mature Class Study, teacher Josh Olmsted. How do we see ourselves? Josh sees himself as being very independent. It’s important for us to see when we need to let go of our independence so we can work together and be cohesive with the body of Christ. We have to get our...

Delayed Blessings?

Mature Class Study, teacher Leslie Crain. Leslie read a passage that refers to those who suffer sorrow, disappointment, and heart break by unexpected sources. Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word… The passage was from Streams In The Desert, vol 1 for February...

The Pit

Mature Class Study, teacher Alyce Crain. What is a pit? It’s a hole in the ground, a cistern, well, a chasm, an abysss, a bottomless pit, dungeon or trap to confine someone, spiritual corruption, destruction, the grave, intellectual and moral depths. There are all...

From These Honored Dead

Mature Class Study, teacher Rick Coleman. John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Brother Rick recently visited a little town called Gettysburg where Confederate and Union armies fought a famous battle on July 1-3,...