The Gospel of Luke
Sunday, September 11 – May 21, 2023 | 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Room 607-610 | In Person or Online
Leaders: Tonja Brice, Laurie Graffo, and Sherrie Rodriguez
The Gospel of Luke gives us a beautiful portrait of our compassionate Savior, Jesus Christ. The book covers the life of Jesus and all He began to do and teach until the day he was taken up to heaven. Luke’s portrayal of Jesus reveals the love and mercy of Christ to all people – no matter their station in life. Join us as we explore key insights to share with everyone we encounter.
The Early Bird Gets the Word: The Joy-Filled Christian
Tuesday, September 13 – November 15 | 6:45 – 7:45 a.m. | Room 242 | Cost $15 | In Person or Online
Leader: Casey Hawley
When you begin working for a great company with amazing benefits, you are handed a packet telling you all the perks and privileges that are now yours. Similarly, when you become a Christian, there are promises, gifts, and powers that are yours for the taking.
Are you fully appropriating the gifts and rights you were given the day you said “yes” to Jesus? Are you living in the fullness of joy and the power to conquer anything on this earth? The excitement, joy, and gifts of being a Christian are endless. There are benefits to knowing God at this level of intimacy and to being in a relationship with Him. Come and celebrate twenty of these gifts the Bible says are yours for the taking in the course, The Joy-Filled Christian. A Scripture-based course for new Christians and seasoned saints alike.
A Study of Isaiah
Tuesday, September 13 – November 15 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Room 237 | Cost $15
Leader: Vicki Gillespie
The Book of Isaiah carries within it one of the greatest mysteries of the coming Messiah – that He would be both the suffering servant and the victorious king. The revelation of this dual mission has created misunderstanding, confusion, and controversy throughout history. To read Isaiah’s prophecies aright, we will let Scripture interpret Scripture by looking to their fulfillment in the words and life of the Messiah. As we study Isaiah 40-66, we will study and compare each of Isaiah’s prophecies and their specific fulfillments in the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry and His future coming as the victorious King in Revelation.
May God grant us to see new and rich blessings in our understanding of the Father’s magnificent plan throughout history for our redemption. Won’t you join us?
Romans Part 3 PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT
Tuesday, September 13 – November 15 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Room 229 | Cost $20
Leader: Anne Hayes
The Sovereignty of God and the Free Will of Man – God doesn’t go back on His promises. He can always be trusted. Romans 9-11 is an extended discussion of the subject of God’s sovereignty—election, predestination, and responsibility—focusing on His choice of Israel and His faithfulness to His covenant.
A Focus on Christ Through the Book of Matthew
Tuesday, September 20 – November 15 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | The Commons | Cost $15
Leader: Charlotte Travis
Why is God’s Kingdom above all others? The answer lies in its King. The King of Kings left His throne in heaven to be born as a man to die on a cross to save a wayward people. We will travel verse-by-verse through Matthew to watch, hear, and learn from this King. We can’t know the answer to “What would Jesus do?” unless we get to know Him through Bible study and prayer and seek to follow Him. Lord, help us to be true witnesses of the glory of Your gospel!
Eight Weeks in Romans 8: The Verdict Is In
Thursday, September 15 – November 17, 2022 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Room 201| Cost $15
Leader: Meg Estes
“I heard a favorite pastor mention recently that he believes all of Scripture is contained in Romans 8…” and so begins the introduction to Abide In Him’s “8 Weeks in Romans 8: The Verdict Is In.” Come join us as we journey verse by verse through this capstone of Scripture written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Rome and yet so very relevant to the church today. Alongside this study, we will work through a devotional sub-series, “31 Days of Praise: Enjoying God Anew,” while memorizing Psalm 96 with Women of the Word.
Revelation Part One – Joy of Living Bible Studies
Thursday, September 15 – January 26, 2023 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Room 237| Cost $20| In Person or Online
Leader: Denise Nyberg
What on earth is this world coming to?
Whatever your ideas about entertaining a more focused look at the book of Revelation, brace yourself for blessing. Revelation is full of blessings from the first chapter.
Blessing is promised to all who read it and take it to heart.
This study brings to life what could be the scariest, but also the most thrilling, comforting, encouraging, exhilarating book of the Bible. It is profoundly applicable to our complicated times.
Each lesson contains daily study questions as well as commentary in weekly increments. This group counts fellowship at a premium and often enjoys lunch together afterward. You are warmly invited.
Mom2Mom – Rejoicing in God’s Good Design
A Study for Moms on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Thursday, September 22 – November 17, 2022*| 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The Commons | Cost $15
Leader: Connie Musselman
Truth that only reaches the mind is not life-changing, and understanding biblical manhood and womanhood is more than acquiring knowledge. The truth must be acted upon, woven into daily life, and integrated into who you are. It must be lived. God’s design must be fully embraced as your design.
To that end, as mothers, we will learn why our children—girls and boys—need to know what a godly woman and a godly man look like. We will hear teaching on the subject and break into groups around the table with seasoned “mom-mentors.” Our foundation verse will be: “As for God, His way is perfect. The Word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.” (Psalm 18:30)
*This is an 8-week study with no class on October 20.
Genesis Part One – Joy of Living Bible Studies
Thursday, September 15 – February 9, 2023 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Room 237 | Cost $20 | In Person or Online
Leader: Denise Nyberg
Have you told yourself (again?) that it’s time to get down to business with God’s Word? To lean into God’s Word rather than only learning one-liners or memorable sermon illustrations?
Do you know a few basics but occasionally wonder if you connect all the dots? Could you give a logical “reason for the hope that is in you”? If any of these questions give pause or leave you uneasy—what better place to begin than at the beginning—Genesis.
If you can invest the following:
- Cost of material ($20)
- Weekly physical presence at COTA for 90 minutes on Thursday evenings
- Approximately 30 minutes per day of personal bible study
Now’s your opportunity to get the ball seriously rolling. There is no better time than the present!
Class/lesson format includes daily study questions, which are expanded in our class discussions. A closing talk clarifies issues and follows up on commentary notes to cap off each lesson. Led through thoughtfully sharing ideas corporately, hearing consolidating information, and finally reading for personal closure brings gentle saturation—preparation for a life of Biblical thinking with ongoing Biblically mature living.
Any level of Bible knowledge is welcome; special attention will be paid to laying a firm foundation of Biblical understanding.
Pray for the Nations Prayer Group
Tuesdays, Ongoing | 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Room 242
Leader: Julie Van Gorp
Our heart as a prayer group is to pray for revival in the church, in our nation, and in our world. We use the very headlines and daily news that otherwise might overwhelm and depress us as a launching pad for our prayers; we apply God’s Word to those situations and intercede that God’s Will be done in and through them. Women of any age and life stage are welcome, whether members of COTA or visitors, who desire God’s glory and His Will to be done.
Grandparents @ Prayer
Wednesdays | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Room 244
There is no greater gift we can give to our grandchildren and no stronger weapon we can wield on their behalf than our prayers. Long ago, Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews. Today, during this trying cultural time, let us stand in the gap for our grandchildren.
We welcome you to join us as often as you can as we intentionally pray for our grandchildren.
Contact Robyn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparation of the Bride
Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Leader: Muriel Cash | $5
The Preparation of The Bride
“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”” Revelation 19:6-9
Join us for a morning of teaching on these beautiful verses. We will look at the preparation that is now taking place in our hearts as we await the marriage supper of the Lamb. We will study the qualities the Lord values and the women in Scripture who have exemplified them. Come with anticipation to be refreshed and encouraged!
Our Surprising God – Advent Pop-Up
Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Leader: Jeanine Dungan | $5
Our surprising God… The Christmas we could have never expected.
Let us not drift anesthetized through another season of Advent! Come be amazed once more by the unexpected details of Jesus’ unique birth; lift your eyes to the wonder of the incarnation and worship the One who came to save us and make our futures certain.
A light lunch will be served.