Each week the Gospel Project provides additional resources for the current chapter. This Sunday, July 12, we will be looking at the subject of fasting. You can find some additional resources for study here:
Sharpen Your Affections with Fasting — Article by David Mathis
“God-honoring Fasts” – Article by Ronnie Floyd
John Piper: “Prayer, Fasting, and the Course of History” (Sermon audio & transcript)
You can find additional resources on any of the chapter by clicking HERE.
I've had quite a few questions lately about The Gospel Project, and I realized it may be helpful to provide a brief explanation.
The Gospel Project is a church wide curriculum, providing material for children, students, and adults. It is published by Lifeway, and several pastors from multiple denominations contribute to the material. The central focus of all the material, as you may have guessed, is the gospel.
The Gospel Project is actually a 3 year long study, that has been published quarterly since Fall 2012. Back in 2012, Gilead Friends Church used their first quarterly study, The God Who Speaks, as both a small group study material that was utilized by multiple home groups, as well as a series of sermons preached by Pastor Brian Mosher. While that study was immensely helpful to many, we decided not to spend the next three years utilizing only one source of material.
A few months ago, the children's ministry committee decided to switch curriculum for the kids, and started utilizing the Gospel Project For Kids, beginning with the original material and moving through each quarter chronologically. So the kids are currently finishing up the 1st quarter of the 12 part series. This curriculum takes them from Genesis to Revelation, chronologically, over the course of 3 years. You can see what they have learned so far HERE.
We recently also realized that in the past 3 years, we have had a lot of new people come to Gilead Friends! The first study that we did had a profound impact on many people, both new Christians and those who had grown up in church. We didn't want those who were newer to us, or who were unable to attend a small group the first time, to miss out. So starting on April 29th, Todd Retterer has been teaching a class on Wednesday nights, using the 1st quarter material, The God Who Speaks. Anyone who would like to come is still invited to attend. It's not too late to jump in.
At the same time, starting this coming Sunday, May 10th, Pastor Brian will be utilizing the final study in the series: The Gospel-Centered Life. Anyone who would like to study along at home with this sermon series is invited to pick up a book. They will be available for free at the Welcome Center. Our youth group will also be using the student books during their Sunday School hour on Sunday mornings.
I hope this helps clear up a little bit how we as a church have been uniquely utilizing this helpful resource. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Equipping the people of Gilead to serve Jesus passionately.