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!

“Christians know what Jesus Christ has done – but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart.” This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected but central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today.”

Dane OrtlUnd

Course Schedule

Lesson 1Chapters 1-2Feb 1st Week
Lesson 2Chapters 3-5Feb 2nd Week
Lesson 3Chapters 6-7Feb 3rd Week
Lesson 4Chapters 8-9Feb 4th Week
Lesson 5Chapters 10-12Mar 1st Week
Lesson 6Chapters 13-14Mar 2nd Week
Lesson 7Chapters 15-16Mar 3rd Week
Lesson 8Chapters 17-18Mar 4th Week
Lesson 9Chapters 19-21Apr 1st Week
Lesson 10Chapters 22-23Apr 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.