Study of Hebrews
January 7th - May 6th, 2018
Joe & Melissa Fox lead this Sunday morning study. Right now they are studying Hebrews and will move on to another book upon completion. If you're looking for a Biblical Study this would be a great one for you!
by Jay Smith
The book of Hebrews is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). It was written mainly to the Hebrew believers. The author is anonymous, although either Paul or Barnabas was traditionally accepted as the author. It was written approximately 67 A.D. Its purpose was to present the Lord Jesus Christ as perfect and superior in comparison to anything Judaism and the old covenant had to offer. The author was writing to a group of Christians who were under intense persecution and some were contemplating a return to Judaism. He admonished them not to turn away from their only hope of salvation.
• In chapters 1-10:18, the author repeatedly demonstrates Jesus Christ as preeminent over the angels, “let all the angels of God worship Him” (1:6); over Moses, “He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses” (3:3); over the Old Testament priesthood, “being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek” (5:10). The writer explains that the New Covenant is greater than the Old Covenant because Jesus was the perfect, permanent sacrifice, rather than the Old Testament sacrifices. The author also presents the power and authority of the Word of God, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (4:12).
• In chapters 10:19-13, the writer explains that Faith is superior to the work of the Old Covenant. He writes, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (11:1). Chapter 11 is Faith’s Hall of Fame where all of the faithful individual’s from the Old Testament are highlighted in this chapter. Faith in Jesus Christ is our source of salvation because He is “the author and perfecter of faith” (12:2).
All are able to trust in Jesus Christ knowing that He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (13:8).
Sunday Morning Study - Goliath Must Fall
February 4th - May 1st, 2018
Many of us have giants in our lives--hang-ups and habits, fears and insecurities that keep us from reaching our full potential. Frozen, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives and settle for far less than best. But there is a better way forward. In Goliath Must Fall, Louie Giglio offers powerful insights from the Biblical story of David that will help you overcome your giants once and for all by fixing your eyes on the size of your God, not the size of your giant.
Sunday Morning Study - How To Study Your Bible
February 4th - May 1st, 2018
Ever wonder how you can get more out of your Bible? Maybe you are new to the faith and simply don't know where to start or how to start studying your Bible. This 12 week class will take you through 12 different ways you can begin to study your Bible and get more out of scripture. Join Pastor Dean Schmidt for this helpful study that will help you grow in your understanding of the Bible!
Sunday morning class: Faith Like a Mustard Seed
February 4th - May 6th, 2018
This group is for individuals and couples new to Cedar Valley Community Church. If you are new to the church or feel like you have yet to connect with the church this group is for you.
Steve & Sue Ralston and Chuck & Brenda Corwin will be leading this group that runs during our winter session this year. Sign up today!
Ladies Wednesday Night Bible Study - Trusting God
February 7th - May 1st, 2018
In her battle against cancer our own Jennifer Ream went through this Bible Study which rocked her world. Now she will be leading other women on their own journey of trusting God.
In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Navigator author Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on God’s sovereignty. The revelations changed his life. In Trusting God, Jerry shares the scope of God’s power to help you come to know Him better, have a relationship with Him, and trust Him more—even when unjust things happen. Tragedy, grief, loss, and death are part of life. Discover how Trusting God can reveal biblical truths about God.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study led by Pastor Jeff - The Book Of James
February 11th - May 1st, 2018
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.
Pastor Jeff will be hosting a Life Group that will meet twice a month on Sunday afternoon at the CVCC campus from 4-5:15pm. They will be dong a study of the Book of James taught by Francis Chan.
Here is a brief synopsis~
Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.