In our Home Groups we are currently discussing the book Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Suffers by Dane Ortlund.
This study began the first week of February. However, you are welcome to join one of the Home Groups anytime. Below is a list of the Home Groups and the Course Schedule.
Times & locations of Home Groups
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
At the home of Jan Lowther
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
At church in the Fellowship Hall or via Zoom (email the church to receive the Zoom link)
Thursday at 9:00 AM
At the home of Dona Coon
Please contact the church for more details!
|Lesson 1||Chapters 1-2||Feb 1st Week|
|Lesson 2||Chapters 3-5||Feb 2nd Week|
|Lesson 3||Chapters 6-7||Feb 3rd Week|
|Lesson 4||Chapters 8-9||Feb 4th Week|
|Lesson 5||Chapters 10-12||Mar 1st Week|
|Lesson 6||Chapters 13-14||Mar 2nd Week|
|Lesson 7||Chapters 15-16||Mar 3rd Week|
|Lesson 8||Chapters 17-18||Mar 4th Week|
|Lesson 9||Chapters 19-21||Apr 1st Week|
|Lesson 10||Chapters 22-23||Apr 2nd Week|
Christians know that God loves them but can easily feel that he is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. As a result, they focus a lot—and rightly so—on what Jesus has done to appease God’s wrath for sin. But how does Jesus Christ actually feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? This book draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. The gospel flows from God’s deepest heart for his people, a heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering. These chapters take readers into the depths of Christ’s very heart for sinners, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of who Christ is and encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people. His longing heart for sinners comforts and sustains readers in their up-and-down lives.
The book can be previewed here.
We encourage you to get “plugged in to” a Home Group. You will not only benefit from the lessons but also experience a great sense of community and deepen life-giving friendships. It is a place where we can ask questions, share doubts, share about our lives, pray for one another, and seek together to lead the abundant life that Christ promises us.