1 Thessalonians 2:13
13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
For many, the book of Hebrews is a mysterious book. After all, we don’t even know who wrote it! Most of us quickly recognize that Hebrews beautifully emphasizes the supremacy of Jesus Christ, but few of us stop to ask why God wanted the original readers and us to reflect on just how great Jesus is. Many of us are perplexed by the warning passages in Hebrews, which appear to say that the Christians to whom the letter is addressed need to be careful so that they do not abandon the faith and end up eternally lost. What exactly is the message of Hebrews? How should we understand the warnings? Why is it so important to recognize how superior Jesus is to all that God had done and said in the past?
You’re invited to join Dr. Marty Culy in working through the book of Hebrews. This course will help you:
- answer questions like those above,
- wrestle with how the book of Hebrews should impact our daily lives as followers of Jesus, and
- grow in the knowledge of God.
This is also a great opportunity for fellowship with other followers of Jesus.
When: Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm, February 17 – April 20
Exceptions to Monday sessions: February 24 (NO class) and April 5 (Sunday)
Where: New West Community Church, Main Auditorium
How: Contact Dr. Culy to register and pay $75 for registration, student notes, and lecture recordings.
Do not be concerned if you cannot make it to every class as recordings of each class will be sent out weekly. Payment options include e-transfer or cash. If using e-transfer, use the question: What will we be studying? and the answer: Hebrews. If you plan on paying the course fee at the first class, please arrive 30 minutes early. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if limited finances will prevent you from taking this course.
There are no formal assignments, but you are encouraged to prepare for each class. For the first class on Monday, February 17, read Hebrews 1-2. Please let Dr. Culy know you’re intending to come prior to the first class.