Sunday Morning Adult Small Group Fall Study Series

Sunday Morning Adult Small Group
Fall Study Series

Exploring Our Statement of Faith
September 24 – October 15
Sunday Mornings 9:00 a.m. in the Mill Creek Room
Refreshments provided.

This Sunday, our Sunday Morning Adult Small group will begin a 4-week exploration of our APC Statement of Faith. Adopted by our Session in 2018, this brief statement summarizes our central beliefs about God as revealed in the Bible and interpreted through the historic creeds of the Presbyterian ChurchThis Statement of Faith appears on our website, where it serves to guide Session in its leadership, as well as to share with others the good news of Jesus Christ.

Join us as we we explore the central beliefs contained in this confession: Is the Bible inspired by God in a special way? What is the nature of God, and how is his love revealed to us in the three persons of the trinity?  How has humanity fallen, and how can it be saved?  How does Jesus’ death and resurrection reconcile us to God?  How can our lives be transformed by God, and our church renewed by the Holy Spirit?    

We will review the scriptural basis of our faith statements, and hopefully find strength and joy in our common understanding about God’s great love for us!   You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions as desired.  Our schedule is as follows:

Week 1 (September 24)
The Bible Is Inspired by God
2ND TIMOTHY 3:16; LUKE 24:44; 2ND PETER 3:15-16

God Is One and Triune

Week 2 (October 1)
The Fallen Nature of Humanity
GENESIS 3:12-14; ISAIAH 64:6; ROMANS 3:23

Corruption in the Created World
GENESIS 3:17-19; ISAIAH 24:5; ROMANS 8:20-22

A Brief History of Salvation
JOHN 3:16; ACTS 7:1-53; 28:23-28; ROMANS 1:1-6

Week 3 (October 8)
God the Father
GENESIS 1-3; EXODUS 3:14-15; MATTHEW 6:6-15; JOHN 6:26; 10:25-38; 17:20-26; 1ST CORINTHIANS 8:5-6; EPHESIANS 4:4-6

God the Son
LUKE 1:26-35; 24:50-51; JOHN 1:1-18; ACTS 2:22-36; ROMANS 8:34-39; HEBREWS 2:5-18; 9:22

God the Holy Spirit
JOHN 14:16-17,26; 16:7-15; ACTS 1:8; ROMANS 8:26-27; TITUS 3:5

Week 4 (October 15)
Salvation Is by Grace Alone Through Faith Alone
EPHESIANS 2:8-10; 1 JOHN 1:8-10; ACTS 16:30-31; TITUS 3:4-7

Transformed Lives and the Church
ROMANS 12:1-21; 1ST CORINTHIANS 12:27-13:13; 2ND CORINTHIANS 5:17-21; GALATIANS 5:16-26; MATTHEW 28:18-20

MATTHEW 26:26-30; 28:19; JOHN 3:5; ACTS 2:38; 1ST CORINTHIANS 11:23-26

Ministry and Governance
ROMANS 16:7; 1ST CORINTHIANS 1:11; PHILIPPIANS 4:2-3; ACTS 14:23; 20:28; TITUS 1:5-9; 1ST PETER 5:1-5