We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month (with the exception of October, November, and December this year) at 6:00 PM for dinner in the foyer at Calvary Chapel Redding/Palo Cedro, followed by a time of worship and small discussion groups at 7:00 PM. This year we are excited to announce that we will be doing something a little different. Instead of going through one book together we are going to be going through two smaller books on the difficult yet joyous topic of humility. We’d love for you to join us as we are looking forward to how God might use this in the lives of the men here at Calvary Chapel! You can sign up for the study and purchase your book in the Calvary Chapel bookstore and if you have any questions regarding the study please feel free to contact the church office.
For our first book we’ll be going through Jerry Bridges final book he penned prior to his death entitled, “The Blessing of Humility: Walk Within Your Calling.” We all admire humility when we see it. But how can we practice this foundational Christian virtue—and incorporate it into our lives? Shining a light on the Beatitudes, Bridges explores the links between humility and poverty of spirit, mourning over sin, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, enduring persecution, and seeking God’s grace.
For our second book we will be going through Timothy Keller’s small yet infinitely profound work, “The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path To True Christian Joy.” Some books are too long and say too little. Other books seem too brief but still say quite a bit. Tim Keller’s book The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness falls into this latter category.
The book is small enough to read over your lunch hour but will need to be digested over a lifetime. Keller walks uses 1 Corinthians as lenses to understanding how the gospel had gripped and transformed the Apostle Paul. The result: gospel humility. Or, in other words: self-forgetfulness.
The book is more like a sermon that gets after you. With probing application that pulls the gospel-train into town, Keller helps show pride and chase it away with gospel.