Adult Study - P.A.C.T. Prayer Accountability Commitment Trust
Our adult PACT class meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 for a time of corporate prayer. Classes are also offered for children as well as youth. We would love to have you join us!
Our PACT group is currently going through the Truth Project.
The Truth Project was launched by Focus on the Family to combat the declining number of Christians that claim a Biblical world view. What is a Biblical world view? Simple. It is the belief that the Bible is entirely true and that belief shapes everything you say and do. Unfortunately on 9% of those who profess to be Christian also state that they have a Biblical world view.
So what's the big deal about having a Biblical world view? If we, who claim to be followers and imitators of Jesus, don't truly believe that the Bible in its entirety is true then our witness will be confusing to others. "Because of this, today's believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy, and we begin to wonder what life's ultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation." (The Truth Project)
And this is where the Truth Project comes in. Taught by Dr. Del Tackett, instructor of Christian Worldview at the Focus Leadership Institute and a former Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family, this project spans 12 lessons designed to give you a starting point for looking at life from a Biblical perspective. These lessons include topics such as:
What is Truth?
Who says it is truth?
Who is God?
What is true?
and many more.
Interested? Then join us on Sunday mornings beginning January 21, 2018 at 9:30. There is no cost to attend and other than your Bible and note taking supplies everything you need will be provided. It's a casual atmosphere and discussion and questions are welcome.
So what is PACT? PACT is our adult Sunday School class founded on the Biblical principles of Prayer, Accountability, Commitment and Trust.Prayer - Our adult Sunday School is unlike most.
As our acronym states, it is about Prayer first. 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 states:
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place."
It is through prayer that we can talk with and to our Lord. Prayer is a part of every Sunday School class.
Accountability - Romans 3:23 states that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. This includes me and it includes you. Our Sunday School class is such that we are accountable, first to God and then to each other for what we do. We are open and honest. We admit when we stumble, we talk about where we fall short. Ecclesiastes 4:10 tells us that we can, and should, help each other when we fall. First we have to admit we have fallen short, we have to hold each other accountable. , before we can receive the forgiveness He promises us.
Commitment - We realize that it isn't easy to admit our shortcomings, our failings. This is why we are committed to each other. Ecclesiastes goes on to tell us that together we are stronger. (verse 4:12) We are commanded to come together to support each other: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 This requires commitment on our part to come to Sunday School, to share our lives with each other, to take time to encourage each other.
Trust - The final component of our Sunday School class is trust. "But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, 'You are my God'" (Psalm 31:14) We first place our trust in our Lord, who "is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him," (Nahum 1:7) We trust that when we petition God through prayer He hears, is with us and will answer. (Matthew 18:19-20) We trust that when we pray, God will guard our hearts with peace. (Philippians 4:6-7) Then we must place out trust in each other. We must trust that we will "carry each others burdens," in order to "fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2)