“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Bible Studies 2013

Summer Bible Studies 2013
Portland Christian Center
Hospitality Center
No Childcare Currently Available

Bible Study 1
June 4th-July 16th

When Godly People Do Ungodly Things: Arming Yourself in the Age of Seduction - Member Book by Beth Moore provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this in-depth women's Bible study. In this biblical guide to authentic repentance and restoration Beth examines why devoted followers of Jesus Christ can fall into the traps of Satan.

Believers are still subject to Satan's attacks. He is determined to disrupt the lives of Christians, destroy their ministry, and steal their joy. Sadly, those who have "fallen" may not recognize the devil's schemes until they have already been caught in a snare of defeat. This six-week study is written in three parts. The first part is a warning to believers, while the second part shows women how to prepare for attacks by the Enemy. The third part is directed to those who have been snared by seduction, and compassionately points the way back to God.

Member Book (workbook) is optional.  I am selling them for $15.
No homework prior to first session.

June  4th, Introduction
June 11th, Week 1 The Warning
June 18th, Week 2 God's Permissive Will
June 25th, Week 3 The Watchman
July  2nd, Week 4 WISE UP!
July  9th, Week 5 The Way Home
July 16th, Week 6 Safe in His Embrace

Bible Study 2
July 23rd - September 3rd

No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern-Day Idols by Kelly Minter.  Our lives revolve around our deepest needs and greatest treasures. Relationships. Family. Financial security. Private hopes and dreams. Most of our desires are healthy. Yet these longings can become passions we not only pursue, but worship. And while idol worship may seem like ancient history, we still face the modern-day equivalent, as natural needs slowly consume our hearts and minds, competing with God's rightful place in our lives.

This study offers a revealing look at the heart of a woman. We will discover what happens happens when good desires become false gods, robbing us of an intimate relationship with our heavenly father. So discover the freedom in surrender. The healing in worship. And the joy found in exchanging everyday gods for the one true God.

Member Book (workbook) is $12.95.  This study is discussion based.  No DVD.
Week 1:  Personal Pharaohs (pages 8-29) should be completed by July 23rd, so that we can discuss it at our first meeting.

July   23rd, Session 1:  Personal Pharaohs
July   30th, Session 2:  Why Idols?
August  6th, Session 3:  Lies
August 13th, Session 4:  The Problem With Idols
August 20th, Session 5:  Good Goodbyes
August 27th, Session 6:  God of Gods
Sept.   3rd, Session 7:  The Road Ahead & Session 8:  Making Room

Portland Christian Center Fall Series Gideon by Priscilla Shirer will begin on September 10th.

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