Adult Sunday School
At New Covenant, one of the ways we grow in our relationship to Jesus is through our Adult Sunday School program. This takes place on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15.
Our aim is to provide Christ-centered teaching that helps us better understand not only what the Bible says but also how it applies to our lives. To that end, we offer classes in either Full-Term (12 weeks) or Mini-Term (4 weeks) settings. During Full-Terms we emphasize Biblical understanding through exegetical/theological classes. This is not to exclude other types of classes that are suited to a longer session (for example a timely family training curriculum, a more thorough worldview curriculum, etc.). It is rather to emphasize Biblical studies.
During Mini-Terms we emphasize the practical application of biblical truth to concrete situations. For example a four week class on a Christian view of finances, disciplining children, understanding depression, engaging media/art as a Christian and other such classes.
During our Mini-Terms we also offer “Pathway” classes. Pathway classes are an ongoing series of classes that deal with the basics of our faith. These classes provide a systematic path by which to gain an understanding of what it means to live as a Christian.
Current Adult Sunday School Classes
Proverbs accomplishes something no other biblical book does: it simply compiles numerous short instructions for living an effective life on earth. While other books articulate profound theological truths, lengthy narratives of triumph and failure, or prophetic preaching to a disobedient people, Proverbs concerns itself completely with instructing people in the path of wisdom. The writers of the book recognized the varied circumstances of a person's life and provided principles to apply in a variety of situations rather than instructions to follow in only a few specific instances.
In writing the Proverbs, Solomon hoped that his readers would attain practical righteousness in all things and that we would do this by living our lives under the authority and direction of God. He specifically explained the book's purpose in 1:2–6, focusing on imparting understanding that would impact every facet of our lives. Proverbs states its theme explicitly very early in the book in 1:7: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…"
This class will be lead by Pastor Jeremiah Rivera.
- To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
- to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
- to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
- Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
- to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
- The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The book of Revelation ends our New Testament, and its unfamiliar imagery often causes problems for modern interpreters. Revelation is heavy with Old Testament allusion, and employs a literary type rarely used in our society. The book requires some labor on the part of the reader in order to grasp John's message to the church. We will cover the relevant Old Testament material and then go through Revelation in its context as a 1st century, Jewish apocalyptic book.
The class will be led by Elder Cliff Etheridge.