Summer Electives: Part 2

Imagine a footstool with three legs on it. Remove one of the legs, and the footstool becomes useless. No one can reach higher on that footstool because it is no longer stable. A healthy follower of Christ has 3 “legs” that allows them to reach higher in their spiritual growth. The 3 legs are:

  1. Volunteering in a ministry that serves others in the name of Christ
  2. Participating in public worship and a small group bible study
  3. Being generous with finances, time and skills

Take one of these legs away…and the footstool no longer works. Summer is a busy time. It is easy to neglect one or all three legs. My prayer is that we will reach higher through the summer months as we continue to follow Christ. Below are two more electives being offered through the summer. Please consider joining one so that you can reach higher in Christ over the next several weeks.

Is your marriage outrageous? In this elective "outrageous" isn't always a bad thing. It can be entertaining and unforgettable. In The Top 10 Most Outrageous Couples of the Bible, participants will learn from ten of scripture's most outrageous couples to discover principles that what will work and habits that will not work in marriage today. Some of the couples discussed from the Bible are Adam and Eve; Abraham and Sarah; Jacob, Rachel, and Leah; Solomon and Shulamith; Samson and Delilah; and Joseph and Mary.

The elective will be facilitated by Scott Fausneacht and is for married couples of all ages. The cost for materials is $8 per participant.




The Book of Hebrews

It seems odd to have to say it, but too much religion is a bad thing. We can’t get too much of God or faith or obedience or worship or love…but we can have too much religion. Bad religion happens when we have Jesus and something else. That’s when it is time to read and pray through the letter to the Hebrews. The author of the book is a mystery, but there is no mystery about his heart.

Hebrews was written for the “too religious” Christians, for “Jesus-and” Christians. In the letter, it is Jesus-and-angels, or Jesus-and-Moses, or Jesus-and-priesthood. In our day it is more likely to be Jesus-and-politics, or Jesus-and-education, or even Jesus-and-Buddha. This letter takes away the hyphens…the add-ons.

The elective is a chapter-by-chapter study and discussion led by Jerry Buxton. There is no cost to participate in this elective.