- Phone: (910) 791-6179
- Meeting Address:
800 Piner Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
- Sunday: 10:00AM
JANUARY 6 – MAY 26, 2019
Taught by Chuck Long (Room 111/113)
The Holy Spirit is a third part of the Trinity, yet in the churches today there is little spoken of and far less taught about one whom Jesus spoke much about! Jesus, Jn 14:16: And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever— The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart) because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.]
Taught by Steve Curtis, (Room 119)
In an age when so much of our culture and the national discussion is consumed by politics and national issues, we as Christians can become likewise consumed – as if such things are of paramount importance. While these issues are, of course, important (and sometimes very important), it is wise to step back and ponder our far more significant citizenship in the spiritual “nation” of God – the Church. A Christian’s understanding of God’s Word concerning that nation will, in fact, impact and inform all of life.
This class, then, will seek to explore and clarify our identity as a local church – as part of the global Church. MGEPC is connected to a great stream of church history, yet some of the elements of that history may not be as well known to us as others. Still, we hope to be self-consciously identified (and identifiable) by a few core categories. Among these are “Evangelical,” “Reformed,” “Presbyterian,” “Missional,” and “Spirit-filled.” So, we will look at these categories to see how we fit within them.
Along the way, we will probably challenge some deeply-held beliefs! Many of us come to Myrtle Grove from other church traditions, and we’ve brought elements of those traditions with us. Some of that is just fine – and helpful! Some of it, however, may actually foster confusion, as it stands in contrast to others’ traditions and to our collective identity. So, come prepared to hear new ideas and interact on a number of defining issues, such as how to interpret and understand the Bible; the relationship between Israel and the church; “end times” views; infant or “believer’s” baptism; the Law of God and the Christian; and the baptism of the Holy Spirit – just to name a few! May God guide us into unity for our good and His glory.
Taught by Michael Escalante and Phil Stump, (Room 114)
End times prophecy is being revealed daily. In this class we will review 10 to 12 current events articles from the previous week that are gleaned from the Internet, bring them to class and then discuss what Biblical prophecies have to say in light of these articles. The class format is lively open discussion.