For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him, as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
Wednesdays, January 4-April 19, 6:45-8:15pm
God-Centered Living: Christian Hedonism and the Life of Faith is a 12-session course designed to introduce students to the dangerous duty of delighting in God and how that plays out in living the day-to-day Christian life by faith. This course is an introduction to Christian Hedonism, a philosophy of life that is built on the God of the Bible. The course unfolds two key assertions: 1) the God-centeredness of God informs every aspect of the Christian life; and 2) the pursuit of God’s glory and the pursuit of our joy is the same pursuit. Therefore, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” In this course, students will examine key biblical passages and then thoughtfully interact with some of the central writings of John Piper: Desiring God, God Is the Gospel, and Future Grace. Biblical study, critical reflection, group discussion, and application are all important components of this course.
Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:15 PM
January 4-April 19, 2017 (no class on February 1, March 22, April 12)
North Campus (Room D504)
Instructor: Tony Cooper (Bethlehem College & Seminary graduate)
Tuition: There’s no tuition for this course.
* Desiring God by John Piper*
* God Is the Gospel by John Piper*
* Living By Faith in Future Grace by John Piper*
* God-Centered Living Student Workbook**
Advance registration helps our preparations.
Register at www.thebethleheminstitute.org
* May be purchased in Bethlehem's Bookstore.
**A PDF of the Student Workbook will be provided to each student at no charge.
For more information, contact Connie Kopischke (612-455-3402)
RSVP/Registration required by January 2