A class called “Christianity Explored” (CE) has been offered here at New Life regularly for the last several years. Many people in this church and in the community have taken it, as well as the follow-up class, “Discipleship Explored” (DE). We are excited to report that this past fall, a new class was released called “Life Explored” (LE).
While CE is designed to explain the basics of the Gospel (what is sin, who is Jesus, why did Jesus died, etc.), and DE is designed to help Christian understand better how to live as Christ’s disciples, LE is a little different. It is hosted by the same personalities featured in CE and DE (Rico Tice and Barry Cooper), but it uses short films from around the world to tell interesting vignettes as a way of helping participants interact with Biblical themes, particularly regarding the various attributes of God, such as His goodness, trustworthiness and generosity.
The LE web site describes the class like this: “It’s an exposé of the little gods that promise us so much happiness, yet deliver so little. As it explores the Bible story (creation, fall, redemption, new creation), Life Explored shows how our deepest desires for happiness can only be satisfied in one person, Jesus Christ. The best gift God can give us is himself.” The videos definitely would appeal to unbelievers or seekers, but committed Christians would benefit from them as well.
Our plan is to meet for seven consecutive Thursdays at 6:30 pm, beginning on March 9 at the home of Pastor Bob and Mary, unless a different night of the week turns out to be better for those interested in the class. If you are interested, or know someone who would be, sign up at the Welcome Center and we will be in touch as we get close to March.