Veritas exists in order to educate the mind with the eternal truths of God's Word and saturate students with the Christian worldview, engage the affections so that students might passionately pursue God, equip the whole person, and encourage God-centered living which leads to life transformation and intentional evangelism.
Living Stones and the Master Craftsman
Instructor: Dr. Tom Juchmes
Class Location: Conference Room
This class will cover John Calvin’s, Institutes of the Christian Religion. The content describes how God’s existence is manifested to everyone. In particular, this material describes how Jesus Christ, as the Master Craftsman, shapes living stones given to him by the Father to build up his church as the Apostle Peter describes in 1 Peter 2:4-6.
- To heighten an awareness that the existence of God is clearly evident to everyone.
- To equip believers in Christ to constructively expose the delusion of those who suppress the truth of the existence of God.
- To enhance one’s understanding of Gods common or general providence.
- To gain a better understanding of God’s transcendence and immanence.
- To develop insight into the varied means God uses to progressively sanctify those who love him.
What is the Reality of Saving Faith… — And How Does it Fit Into God’s Ultimate Purpose for the World?
Instructor: Dan Smythe
Class Location: Multi-Purpose Room
The most important issue in every person’s life is that of entering into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus. This Veritas course examines what the Bible reveals are the components of genuine saving faith. Amidst much confusion on what the reality of saving faith really is, in 2022 Pastor John Piper wrote a book entitled What is Saving Faith? in which this issue is examined in detail.
Our Veritas course will convey the heart of this book—and more. In 11 sessions we will examine 165 texts of Scripture regarding what genuine saving faith is … and what it isn’t. A free digital copy of Piper’s book will be made available to all class members, however no assignments in the reading of the book will be given. This course will elaborate on the theme of the book as we work through a powerful way to share the gospel with a non-believer by means of drawing out a diagram of circles. Weekly customized graphic illustrations will be presented to convey visually what the Bible teaches not only about the reality of saving faith — but also, and most importantly, how God has designed the reality of a person’s saving faith to fit into his ultimate purpose for the world.
Each class member will receive, as a tool for daily-life-application, a beautiful hardback copy of the book 100 Days with Jesus: A Daily Glimpse into the Person of Christ (suggested donation: $5 to help cover the cost of the book). You are invited into this powerful study journey. Our motive for pursuing this course of study can be stated quite simply—it is because Jesus is Glorious. Join us and see how he is.