Faith and Family is designed to be a fun and interactive discipleship experience for the whole family. We will begin each week with a time for both the adults and kids to hangout. We’ll have coffee and donuts available for you to enjoy as you get to know some of the other parents while your kids play on the playground right outside the Asbury Room. We will then move into the Asbury Room for a time of family discipleship with games and activities. The course will meet from 10:45 a.m. to11:45 a.m. in the Asbury Room beginning September 12. You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to grow in faith with your kids and get to know the other families worshiping with you at The Table!
NOTE ABOUT SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Due to the rise of COVID cases we are seeing among kids in the schools, we would like to strongly encourage everyone participating in the Faith and Family class beginning Sept. 12th to wear masks during the class (while inside, not on the playground) in order to help protect the vulnerable among us. While we understand some people may not prefer to do so, and we will not force anyone to wear masks, we think it can be a sacrifice of love that we can make on behalf of those who are concerned about the safety of their family. We will continue to monitor the situation and make the best decisions we can for the health of the whole group. Thank you so much for considering this and helping us do our best to keep everyone safe and healthy during these difficult times.
Course 1: God and the Story of Israel
9/12 | The Bible
The Bible is the true, inspired story of God’s love for lost humankind and his plan to save us through Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Humans are created in the image of God meaning that we are special and can reflect certain characteristics of God. We can think, we can love, we are free to make choices, and we can know right from wrong. However, from the beginning, humans have misused their freedom and made wrong choices. This is called sin. The Bible says that we all have sinned, which disrupts our relationship with God and others. Jesus is the one who rescues us from sin, restores our broken relationship with God, and helps us to live in harmony with others. (Romans 3:23-24, Genesis 3)
God began a special relationship with the Hebrew people through a promise he made with Abraham and his descendants. God’s promise to Abraham involved 3 parts: 1) God would bless him and make his descendants numerous, 2) God would make them into a great nation, and 3) through Abraham and his offspring (the people of Israel), he will bless every nation in the world. This last promise came true though Jesus! (Genesis 12:1-3)
God used Moses to deliver the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt through the ten plagues and the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea. However, God didn’t want to just set them free from something. He also wanted to bring them into something wonderful — a life of holiness in which they love God and love their neighbor. This life is most clearly summarized in the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 29:46
The Tabernacle is the place God instructed the Hebrews to offer sacrifices for sin and where worship took place. We will learn what worship looked like in Old Testament times and how although some aspects look very different, the hart of our worship is similar in many ways today. (Psalm 96:9)