Our highest goal is to make the children and adults of Providence into disciples of Jesus Christ through the teaching, study and application of the Scriptures.
The Values on Which Our Sunday School Program is Based
Because we believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God and the Christian’s only rule of faith and practice, all of our classes, seminars and programs will be heavily based on the teachings of Scripture.
Providence places a high value on the practical ‘heart application’ of the truths of Scripture and therefore, none of our educational forums are simply ‘intellectual practices.’
Providence is a ‘confessional’ church, meaning we accept the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms as a concise summary of the teachings of Scripture yet subordinate to the Word of God.
Each teacher and instructor is approved by the elders of the church as competent to interpret and teach the Scriptures and, able to instruct students toward discipleship.
To achieve our stated goal of making disciples, we strive for small classroom size to maximize interaction, provide opportunities for further study outside of the classroom, and encourage deepening relationships among the students.
Winter Adult Class December 9 -
The Book of Hebrews
The book of Hebrews was written in the first century A.D. If you used one adjective to describe this book of the Bible it might be “better.” That is because almost the whole book is about seeing Jesus as better than anything that has come before or after Him. In exalting Jesus as “better” the author focuses on Jesus’s deity and perfect humanity. That’s the simplified version, but he does this through very patient and persuasive reasoning based on Old Testament scripture. As R. T. France notes: “It is the distinction of Hebrews that it develops this Christological interpretation of the OT more consistently and more explicitly than most other NT books and so enables us to share the sense of discovery and of fulfillment that thrilled the first century of Jewish Christians.”
As a good pastor, our author does this for our sake, so that we might have a “full assurance of faith,” “confidence to draw near to the throne of grace,” and not “neglect such a great salvation.” For any who have an interest, we invite you to join with us as we study this divinely inspired sermon-letter.