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Confirmation with Bishop Doyle
12/08/2019

Christ Church South 11:05am




Lessons & Carols
12/08/2019

In the Nave Downtown at 6:00pm




Advent Lunch Concerts begin
12/03/2019

Join us the frist 3 Tuesdays of December at Noon, in the Nave - Downtown.

December 3, 10, 17 special music and a light lunch.




ECW luncheon
11/14/2019

Join the Episcopal Church Women for a luncheon with Tina McGee sharing about her adventures on Mt. Kilimanjaro. RSVP by November 11th to the office. Email office@christchurchtyler.org or call 903.597.9854




Formation Class - The Book of Judges starts
09/15/2019

CCD & CCS 10:00 Sundays

 

Adult Christian Education will be a study of the Book of Judges led by Christ Church clergy at both the Downtown and South campuses.

 

The Book of Judges is one of the most interesting, exciting, colorful, and disturbing books of the Bible. It combines stories of political intrigue and assassination, lies and deception, rape and murder, courage and fear, great faith and idolatry, power and greed, sex and suicide, love and death, military victories and civil war. No, this is not Netflix or HBO, this is the Bible.

 

The Book portrays a major transition in the biblical story of Israel. Before the Book of Judges, Israel was under the leadership of Moses in the desert and then Joshua in the initial conquest of the land of Canaan. After the Book of Judges, Israel was ruled by kings, beginning with Saul, David, and Solomon and concluding with Judah’s defeat and exile to Babylon. The turbulent transition between Moses and Joshua and the kings of Israel is portrayed in the Book of Judges. The Book presents the varied tales of twelve warrior rulers called judges, who led ancient Israel.

 

Here is the last verse in the Book of Judges: In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. This is a pretty good summary of the Book, and a good indication that there are lessons to be learned from ancient Israel that apply to the contemporary world.

 




Formation Class - Union with Christ starts
09/15/2019

CCD Sundays

Union with Christ led by Trey Yarbrough

“Do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?” (2 Cor. 13:5).

In the New Testament, the word “Christian” is referenced only three times.  The great apostle Paul never once uses it.  Rather, Paul’s primary description for those who follow Christ is that they are “in Christ.”  While it is easy to gloss over this little phrase, Paul’s letters are inudated with it and it is impossible to overstate its significance.  So united to Christ are those who come to be His, that we are said to have been “crucified” and “buried” and “raised” with Him. We are even--Paul tells us--“seated…with Him in the heavenly places” (present tense) as we go about our day with both feet on the ground.     

With an enormous amount of Scriptural and historical support, Rankin Wilbourne writes in his award-winning book, Union with Christ, “Nothing is more basic or central to the Christian life than union with Christ.”  “And yet,” he continues, “for many of us, union with Christ might feel vague or shadowy, not central or basic. This has very real consequences for our everyday life with God.  As our understanding and appreciation of union with Christ has diminished, so too has our sense of what salvation means.  We may know what God has saved us from, but have we lost sight of what God has saved us for?” 

Using Wilbourne’s book as a guide, this class will examine and unpack the profound and far-reaching implications of what it means to abide in Christ, and what it means to have, in the words of Sinclair Ferguson, the “resurrected and exalted Christ” abide in us. The class instruction and discussion will center around: (1) what union with Christ is and its centrality to the Christian life; (2) how it can be applied to our life in terms of a new identity, purpose, and destiny, and a renewed hope along the way; and (3) how this Biblical truth and reality can be integrated into our daily lives: the art of abiding.  The first two-thirds of the class will focus on content, with the last third focused on addressing questions and discussion.  It is not necessary to read the book to be a meaningful class participant—although it is a wondeful book!  




Women's Bible Study with the Rector starts
09/12/2019

Thursdays

10:30 am

Christ Church Downtown - Epiphany Room

1 Timothy:  A Pastor’s Wise Counsel

All are welcome to join Fr. David as he leads a study on 1 Timothy this semester.  A marvelous pastoral epistle, 1 Timothy offers practical counsel about the Christian faith and life.       

 

 




Men's Bible Study with the Rector starts
09/10/2019

Calling all men of Christ Church!

Starts September 10, then every Tuesday

All are welcome to join Fr. David as he leads a study on 1 Timothy this semester.  A marvelous pastoral epistle, 1 Timothy offers practical counsel about the Christian faith and life.