Welcome to the Westlake Village Community Bible Study!
Our mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all.
Our Thursday morning women's class welcomes registrations for the year beginning September 12, 2013, through May 22, 2014. We are studying Romans, the apostle Paul's fullest, deepest, most comprehensive statement of the Gospel. Romans brings together all the Bible's greatest themes - sin, law, judgment, human destiny, faith, works, grace, justification, sanctification, the plan of salvation, the work of Christ and of the Spirit, the Christian hope, the place of Jew and Gentile in the purposes of God, the meaning and message of the Old Testament, the duties of Christian citizenship and the principles of personal godliness and morality.
Join us! For information about registration, see the instructions below.
CBS is an interdenominational Bible study for women of all ages, involving personal study, small group discussion, class lectures, worship and fellowship. CBS is financially supported by the contributions of its members. The registration fee for adults is $25 for the entire year plus a suggested weekly donation of $2 for study materials. We have a full teaching program for children and a nursery for babies. We are especially pleased to offer a new class for early teens this year. Children up through the age of 14 as of September 12 are welcome to enroll in our CBS program. The registration fee for children is $10 per child. Scholarships are available. Join us as we grow together in God's Word and fellowship.
For our continuing members: Several asked for a copy of the comparison our Teaching Director Anne shared during her Romans 5:12-21 teaching.
CONCERNING THE GARDENS
Eden was delightful and undiluted; Gethsemane was dark and chilling. The conflict in Eden took place in the day; the conflict in Gethsemane was fought at night. In Eden, God sought Adam; in Gethsemane, Jesus sought God. In Eden, Adam sinned; in Gethsemane, Christ suffered. In Eden Adam fell before Satan; in Gethsemane the soldiers fell before Christ. In Eden, Adam hid; in Gethsemane, Christ boldly showed himself. In Eden man chose his own will; in Gethsemane Christ said to the Father, "not my will but yours." God drove Adam from Eden; from Gethsemane Christ was "led."
CONCERNING THE TREES
The first tree was planted by God in the Garden, the second was planted by man at Golgotha. God forbade man to eat of the first tree, but all are invited to embrace the second tree. The punishment for eating of the first tree brought condemnation, the eating of the second tree brings life and justification. Adam was sent out of Paradise for eating of the first tree; when we receive the fruit of Jesus’ work on the second tree we enter Paradise.
CONCERNING THE MEN
Adam distorted God's word, Jesus quoted it perfectly. Adam was disobedient, Christ was obedient. Adam was responsible for sin's entry, Christ provided the way for righteousness. Death came through Adam, life came through Christ. Adam and Christ are alike only in the sense that both have universal significance. Adam is your ancestor or Jesus is your advocate.
Every human that has ever lived is either in Adam or in Christ. Everyone is born into Adam, but God offers the choice of moving from Adam to Christ. It is not a question of whether you will follow such masters, but which master you will follow.
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