When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” ~ Mark 16:1-7 (ESV)
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THIS YEAR’S TOPIC
The Bible is the foundation for faith among followers of Christ in churches around the world. Yet many such Christians never think to ask why this is the case. After all . . .
- How did we get this holy book?
- Who decided what would and wouldn’t be included in it?
- How do we know it’s true? Are there any errors in it?
- Is it necessary? Is it sufficient? Is it authoritative for my life?
- How can I understand it?
Even as Christians ask and answer such pivotal questions, the culture around us asks even more pressing questions: Isn’t the Bible antiquated and outdated? Isn’t it chauvinistic and offensive? Isn’t it downright deceptive and ultimately dangerous?
During this Secret Church, we will explore answers to critical questions about the Bible in order to discern what place it should (or should not) have in the lives of Christians and the implications those answers have for our lives, our families, and our churches in the culture around us.
Study guides and refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event.
If you would like to attend, please send an email to info (at) christalonechurch.org with the names of people attending.
We were just sent these pictures from the participants of the Urban Immersion mission trip, going on right now:
The Adult Bible Study will begin a new study, Renovator’s Dream, a study of the book of Nehemiah, on Sunday, April 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 11 (lower level).
From the product description:
It has been called a builder’s manual, a handbook on management and a how-to guide for getting your employees to do their jobs. But is leadership and building really what the book of Nehemiah is all about?
The book of Nehemiah brings the biblical record of Israel’s rise and fall to a close—it is the last historical Bible book before the time of Jesus. It records how Nehemiah left his position as a high official in the court of the Persian King to return to Israel to rebuild the city walls. It’s the account of how Israel ceremoniously recommitted itself to the law of Moses—only to fail yet again to obey it.
It’s a renovator’s dream—and a renovator’s nightmare
In these seven studies, you will see the history of Israel through Nehemiah’s eyes and experience the many successes—but larger failure—of one leader to restore holy living among his people. It’s the story of how bricks and mortar just aren’t enough to rebuild a nation’s heart.
Please join us!
Please join us in welcoming and praying for our new Session members:
Class of 2018:
Class of 2019:
Class of 2020:
May God bless you as you embark on this important work!