Another set of TTS Essentials notes - this time from last night, when we met in my living room to discuss the Resurrection of Christ! Why did Jesus have to rise? There are all sorts of good reasons - to defeat death, to make us alive together with him, to guarantee that we will be with him forever - but ultimately, the Resurrection was the climax of God's great drama. The Son had to rise because our Father knows how to finish a story - and there is no greater one than this!
We've had a fun time recently meeting at my house for the Essentials sessions. In session five we looked at the doctrine of the Incarnation (Jesus as 100% man and 100% God), and in session six we looked at Christ's work on the cross (how exactly did his death procure our salvation?).
Find full notes below!
As we've explained before, in May 2019 we launched 'TTS Essentials' - a midweek course for busy believers, all about the basics of Christian theology. The sessions don't require previous attendance and are totally stand-alone. Originally we trialled TTS Essentials throughout the beginning of the Summer, just to gauge interest, and I don't see any reason why we shouldn't continue throughout Autumn 2019!
Whereas Freedom Church have very kindly hosted them up until now, I've decided to move the Essentials Sessions to my own home. So far the group attending Essentials has been relatively small, and I think it'd be good for us to meet in a different and more intimate setting. (Note: the Foundations sessions will continue meeting at Freedom - we're again very grateful to Freedom Church for their hospitality!)
Our next scheduled Essentials session is on Wed 4th Sept - arrive from 7.15pm to start at 7.30pm. You can find a full list of Autumn 2019 dates on the Term page. You can also find directions to my house on the Directions page. (Click the link!) If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We met last night for our last TTS Essentials session before the summer break - looking at God as Creator, and his creation of human beings in particular.
Find notes below!
A little while ago, we launched TTS Essentials - a brisk walk through some foundational Biblical truths, aimed at the busy believer who'd find Sunday evenings tricky to attend, or the Foundations course too big a commitment.
I've been really grateful to all those who have made it so far. Last night we looked at the doctrine of the Trinity. It's such a privilege to study these things at length. We've got one more Essentials session scheduled between now and the end of our summer term - we'll be meeting on Wed 3rd July at Freedom Church, from 7.15pm. If you've not been before, we'd love to see you!
So far I've not uploaded any notes for the Essentials sessions, primarily because they offer a modified version of what is taught in the longer Foundations course. However, after being asked about it last night, I've realised that it might actually be helpful to provide the notes here. Find below a copy of everything we've looked at so far!
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