Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Men Who Met God- 6

Abraham had a unique, personal experience, or set of experiences, with God. A.W. Tozer defines such experiences as "conscious awareness of God's presence." Does the experiential equal the emotional? What is the role of emotion in life and in true religious experience?

2017-12-12 Pastor Steve Spuler

Men Who Met God- 5

Do you want to draw closer to God? Abraham shows us that we do not have to be perfect in order to draw closer to Him, but we do need to have a desire. Abraham faced challenges to his faith, and so will we.

2017-12-05 Bro. Ian Turner

Men Who Met God- 4

A.W. Tozer defines Christian experience as "conscious awareness." How do we experience God? Is our experience of God dependent on our personality? Can our experiences with God still be "physical?" These are interesting questions to consider.

2017-12-05 Bro. Brian Emrich

Men Who Met God- 3

Have you ever come into contact with a "great soul?" Not merely a great intellect, but someone who knew God deeply. What does it take to be a "great soul?"

2017-11-19 Pastor Steve Spuler

Men Who Met God- 2

Spiritual experiences are part of what it takes to gain mature Christian experience. We do not want to be what Tozer calls "textualists." We are not satisfied with logical conclusions derived from biblical texts. We are to know God Himself!

2017-11-14 Pastor Steve Spuler

Men Who Met God- 1

How important is experience in the Christian life? What is the difference between spiritual experience and spiritual experiences? Do both have a place in the Christian life. We begin a new series of Sunday School studies with these provoking questions.

2017-11-09 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 22

What makes a great story? Every great story needs danger, conflict, struggle. What would be missing from our lives if these elements were not possible? What will heaven be like?

2017-10-22 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 21

We don't know all the reasons why God allows suffering. Maybe, however, this is to be expected. If we could understand all the reasons involved in suffering either we would be gods or God would not be God.

2017-10-15 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 20

The greatest cruelty of suffering is the sense of isolation and hopelessness we endure. There is great comfort and hope when we are not alone in our suffering. In our suffering we can experience God's presence more fully and gain hope for our future.

2017-10-10 Pastor Steve Spuler

Why Suffering 19

Redemption is something God does within us that impacts everything in our lives outside of us, or at least our perceptions of things outside of us. In suffering we experience God's redeeming work and its effects. This is knowledge gained by experience.

2017-10-04 Pastor Steve Spuler