As we lay the foundation of our church, the studies we are currently offering fall into different categories of Systematic Theology. Systematic theology answers the question: “What does the whole Bible say to us today about any given topic?” For example, the category of Theology Proper, is the study of God. Bibliology is the study of God's Word.
Studies in the Behold Your God video and workbook series help us to "Rethink God Biblically" and to consider ”The Weight of Majesty” (God’s attributes or perfections) so that when we begin to dig deep into the books, chapters, verses, and even the specific words of Scripture we have the correct foundation.
We will also be working through the Fundamentals of the Faith in coming months so that we have an overview of the Bible that is so valuable in providing “new believers with a rock-solid theological foundation.” In addition, “It helps more mature Christians sharpen their understanding of key doctrines and equips them for evangelism and discipleship."
Specific book studies will flow out of this foundation.
"The knowledge of God, presented to us in Scripture...should first prompt us to fear God, and then to trust Him, so that we may serve and honor Him by innocence of life, by unfeigned obedience and by utter reliance on His goodness."
~John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
“In this new 16-part teaching series, The Attributes of God, Ligonier Teaching Fellow Dr. Steven Lawson articulates a biblical understanding of divine attributes and explores how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives.”
"Many in our day are tired and disillusioned because they have consistently hoped in the next new idea. It is just this kind of day that makes Christians stop running on their religious hamster-wheels and ask “Why are we doing these programs?” and “Why doesn’t God ever really seem to show up and effectively work in our churches?” Hard questions often lead to right answers. This study is written with the conviction that our fundamental need in Western Christianity is to repent of our low and unworthy views of God, to return to the biblical descriptions of the true God, and to risk it all in order to live upon Who He is. Nothing in this study is new truth."
Behold Your God : The Weight of Majesty
Sunday evenings, 6:00-8:00 PM
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"We have put together this new study dealing primarily with the attributes of God rather than ways the evangelical church often lives below His self-revelation. In a sense, The Weight of Majesty is a continuation of the theme we explored in week one of Rethinking God Biblically—that God Himself is the great attraction of the Christian life. By His help we hope to continue going deeper into the themes that were introduced in the original study through several forthcoming installments in the Behold Your God series."
TEEN FILMS-14 and up
Parents and teens are welcome to join us to watch Christian films about all kinds of topics and how Scripture addresses them. We have a great time of discussion and fellowship. Email for more information. Below are titles from previous nights, see our Facebook page for upcoming dates and films.
Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm twice a month
(This is not considered a Bible study, but our intent is to help the teens establish a firm Biblical worldview that is so important for confidence in their faith in a world that wants them to compromise.)
We welcome you to join us for one of our small group Bible studies.
These groups meet in The Loft on a private property in Newtown, PA.