The Barnabas Factor – Auditorium Class with Randy Fuqua and Jim Van Dyke
Without Barnabas, the New Testament would tell a different story. He was known for his incredible generosity—he sold his property to help with the needs of others (Acts 4:37). He vouched for Paul and gave him an opportunity to minister to the church that was (reasonably) suspicious of him (Acts 9:27). Barnabas wasn’t even his birth name. It was a nickname given to him that meant “son of encouragement.” During this quarter’s study, Randy and Jim will help us understand how much kingdom power the simple act of encouragement can have. Encouragement can lead us towards holiness and discipleship. It’s an important piece of evangelism. You’ll enjoy this timely study of how to be more like Barnabas and share the grace God has given us.
The Screwtape Letters – Media Room Class with Matthew Hiatt
2 Corinthians 11:14 tells us that “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” He is prowling around “like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). C. S. Lewis said, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.” During this class, we’ll read the classic Christian book and study the scriptures that underpin its story. We’ll examine both how the devil seeks to tempt us and how God works to woo us. Our aim is to sharpen our skills of discernment so we can live more wisely in difficult times.