Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Life is not meant to be lived alone. God intends for us to experience life together, and that’s why at Gurnee SDA Church, we encourage you to come join us for our midweek service.
Our midweek service is a weekly gathering to get deep into God’s word. Our Wednesday Night Teaching Service starts at 7pm and is specifically designed for those who are looking to be more thoroughly equipped in their understanding and application of the Bible. Our service includes worship, teaching, and small group discussions.
Each week during our worship service people are challenged and uplifted in one of three identical worship services. They enjoy music, bible study, and inspiring messages from Scripture. People from all religious backgrounds, including those who have never attended church, find authentic and meaningful worship and relevant teaching to help them thrive during the week.
Gurnee SDA Church is not high pressure, but clearly communicates “next steps” so you’ll know what to do when you’re ready. We think when you visit, you’ll quickly become a regular attender.
In worship, the congregation engages in a particapatory dialogue with God as we listen and respond through scripture, sermons, prayer and music.
Worship at Gurnee SDA Church is relaxed but not informal, relevant but not trendy. Sermons relate scripture’s old story to the challenges and delights of the present. Music plays a large part in our worship with congregational hymn singing and with music performed by the various forms of music ranging from, vocal solos, instrumentals, hand bell choir, and children’s choir.
As a part of our worship, we greet and extend peace to each other as well as offering prayers of confession, intercession and praise.
Sabbath school classes are the heartbeat of our church community. Each week we spend time learning from Scripture and from each other. The adult Sabbath School class is led by seasoned members of our church. Each teacher uses a lesson study guide to help students understand the information of the lesson and help focus discussion that will apply important biblical truths from the lesson to our lives.
The adult Sabbath School lessons are prepared by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, usually by one of the scholars or theologians of the church. These lessons are published in the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide which is published quarterly and provided free to each student. To study on line, click the link in the previous sentence.
This quarter our Study Guide is entitled Discipleship. In Jesus' parting words to His disciiples as recorded in Matt 28:19-20, He commissions them to: "go and make disciples of all nations." A disciple is one who follows Jesus as his Teacher, Savior, and Lord and engages in sharing the gospel message with others that thay may become disciples too. How did Jesus attract His followers? What can we learn from Christ's example that can enable us to more effectively lead others to Him? How did He appeal to such diverse groups: the wealthy and the destitute, the religious and the irreligious, the politically powerful and the powerless? How did He inspire hope among outcasts and leap over social and ethnic barriers in order to make disciples? In the end, discipleship is not limited to ways and means of correcting aberrant behaviors and habits, however important these corrections may be. Rather it includes a passionate desire to follow Jesus all the way to the Kingdom of God and, as a supernatural result, a passionate desire to lead others to Christ as well. Join us this quarter as we study this important subject from the word of God.