Men’s Ministry

Monthly Game Night

Bring dominoes to play, refreshments are available. Call the church office (512-251-3052) if you have any questions.

Time: 6-9 pm in MPB 7/8

2018 dates: TBA

 

 

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm @MPB-0

For comprehensive info, visit Focus on the Family’s The Truth Project: thetruthproject.org
 
Take a look at the following summaries. Prayerfully entertain the idea of coming to at least one study early on; beware: you might return. And if you can’t make it to all of them, it’s OK; don’t let that fear keep you from trying. Expect to be intrigued; a few years back, after participating in Lesson 5a, 5b, and 10, I ended up buying two books just to independently dive deeper into subjects that caught my attention. Be ready to engage in discussion after lengthy videos; between studies, you’ll be amazed how much you’ll notice the information learned affects your everyday life and conversation. Bring your Bible and something to take notes with; I promise, you’ll want to. Please share this email with your friends. -Joseph Towns

Topic Schedule

January 25
Lesson 1 – Veritology: What is Truth?
 
The Truth Project begins by defining truth as “that which corresponds to reality.” This absolute and eternal truth, at the heart of Jesus’ mission on earth, continues to be the focal point of the Cosmic Battle in our own time.
 
February 1
Lesson 2 – Philosophy and Ethics: Says Who?
 
Truth is not simply an academic concept. The way we think about truth has a direct bearing upon the way we live our lives. What’s more, our understanding of right and wrong is directly dependent on our worldview: is the universe God’s creation or a closed cosmic cube?
 
February 8
Lesson 3 – Anthropology: Who is Man?
 
The Bible tells us that man was created in God’s image but fell from innocence through sin. Modern psychology, on the other hand, asserts that man is inherently good and behaves badly only under the influence of social or institutional pressure. This lesson explores the implications of both views.
 
February 15
Lesson 4 – Theology: Who is God?
 
Eternal life, according to Jesus, is knowing God in an intimate, personal, and relational way. Such knowledge, which is possible only because of divine revelation, transforms us from the inside out as we begin to see ourselves in the light of His majesty and holiness.
 
February 22
Lesson 5 – Science: What is True?
 
Science, the “systematic study of the natural world,” brings to light innumerable evidences of Intelligent Design. But Darwinian theory transforms science from the honest investigation of nature into a vehicle for propagating a godless philosophy. (Part One)
 
March 1
Lesson 5 – Continued…
 
A careful examination of molecular biology and the fossil record demonstrates that evolution is not a “proven fact.” Meanwhile, history shows that ideas, including Darwinism as a social philosophy, have definite consequences that can turn ugly when God is left out of the picture. (Part Two)
 
March 8
Lesson 6 – History: Whose Story?
 
Does the past have an objective actuality and significance? Or does it, as postmodernist philosophy asserts, exist primarily inside our heads? This tour considers the meaning of history as God’s story and shows us why remembering is so important.
 
March 15
Spring Break
 
March 22
Lesson 7 – Sociology: The Divine Imprint
 
The order we observe in the natural realm is even more apparent in the social systems God has established: family, church, community, state, labor, and the union between God and man. Life is a series of relationships that flow out of and reflect the Trinitarian nature of the Creator.
 
March 29
Lesson 8 – Unio Mystica: Am I Alone?
 
Is it possible for the infinite, eternal Creator to dwell within the heart of an individual? The implications of this great mystery, which represents the very core of the Christian faith, are explored at length in this examination of the most intimate of the social spheres.
 
April 5
Lesson 9 – The State: Whose Law?
 
Of all the social spheres, the state, to which God grants the power of the sword for the punishment of evil and the preservation of the good, has the greatest potential to go awry if it oversteps its authority. The civil magistrate must always remember his place under the sovereignty of God – otherwise, havoc will ensue.
 
April 12
Lesson 10 – The American Experiment: Stepping Stones
 
America is unique in the history of the world. On these shores a people holding to a biblical worldview have had an opportunity to set up a system of government designed to keep the state within its divinely ordained boundaries. Tour #10 follows the history of this experiment and explores what happens to freedom when God is forgotten.
 
April 19
Lesson 11 – Labor: Created to Create
 
Contrary to a great deal of contemporary popular opinion, work is not a “curse.” God Himself is active and creative, and He calls man to share in the joy of His activity and creativity. Labor, economics, media, and the creative arts all have a role to play in magnifying the glory of the Creator.
 
April 26
Lesson 12 – Community and Involvement: God Cares, do I?
 
The ethical law and the meaning of the Christian life are summed up in the commandment to love God and one’s neighbor. This command is the source of the believer’s motivation for self-sacrificial service to the needy and their personal involvement in our culture. 
9:30 am Classes (followed by 11 am Worship Service)
Class Teacher Deacon Location
Young Married 1 Pryor Gunter/Pryor Fellowship Hall
Young Married 2 Shellenberger Nelsen / Shellenberger Fellowship Hall
Young Married 3 Walker Walker / Beatty Fellowship Hall
Adults 40-55 Fiebig Stallings / Lewis House Annex 2
Adults 45-60 Woodward Ruiz / Holder House Annex Main
Adults 55-70 Small Carlson / Small WC East
Adults 55+ Gault Dean MPB 2
Single Moms Northen Reagan/White WC West
11:00 am Classes (preceded by 9:30 am Worship Service)
Class Teacher Deacon Location
Adults 45-70 Steiniger Hamilton / Flectcher /Sanders Choir Suite
Adults 45-60 Bell /LaGrone Grimes / LaGrone MPB 5
Adults 50-65 (Deaf Interp.) Carter Studebaker MPB 1
Adults 65+ A King Jernt/Parker MPB Main, SW corner
Adults 65+ B Leathers Leathers MPB 6
Adults 70+ A Bosworth Killingsworth MPB 4
Adults 70+ B Jennings / Horton Grimes MPB 8
Adults 70+ C Shelton Hansen / Hearin / Shelton MPB 0

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Joseph Towns
Bible Study Leader
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