"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Adult Christian Education

Adult Christian Education: Sundays 9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 
 

 
WINTER 20202021
9:40 - 10:30 a.m.
The Adult Sunday School class is using the book The Life and Theology of Paul by Guy P. Waters. The class meets online, via Zoom, and is taught by Elder Dave Hanagarne.
 
 
 
FALL 2020
 
The Adult Sunday School class studied "Paul, the Man and His Mission", a series of lectures
by Edward T. Donnelly. 
 
Also meeting this Fall is a New Members' class. This class is for anyone interested in learning
more about our church or becoming a member. It meets virtually on Wednesday evenings,
7:00-7:35. Pastor Lou Veiga leads this 8-week class which began September 15th.
 
  
 
 
Links to Notes for Past Sunday School Classes
 
Types of Christ (Summer 2017)
Biblical Themes (Winter 2013)
 
1 Timothy - Sunday School Notes (Winter/Spring 2009)
 
God Alone - Sunday School Notes (Fall/Winter 2008)
 
Minor Prophets - Sunday School Notes (Winters 2003 to 2008)
 
1& 2 Peter - Sunday School Notes (Winter 2006/2007)


Discipline of Grace - Sunday School Notes (Fall 2006)

Covenant Theology - Sunday School Notes (Fall 2006)

Exodus - Sunday School Notes (Summers 2006)
 

 
 
2010-11 Winter Class Schedule
Class ended February 2011
 

Westminster Standards - taught by Pastor Lou Veiga

 

The Book of Esther - taught by Elder Scott Baker

2010 Fall Class Schedule
 

Sermon on the Mount - taught by Pastor Lou Veiga    

 Text: The Sermon on the Mount: Living Life as Christ Taught It by Gordon K. Reed 

2010 Summer Class Schedule
Class ended August 29, 2010
 

Basic Presbyterian Doctrine & Church History - taught by  Elder Ted Hess

2010 Spring Class Schedule
Class ended May 30, 2010
 

Corporate Worship - taught by  Pastor Lou Veiga  

Text: Reformed Worship by Terry Johnson

2009-10 Winter Class Schedule
Class ended February 28, 2010 

Back to Basics: Family Worship - taught by  

Pastor Lou Veiga

 

     Text: Family Worship Book by Terry Johnson
Very often our health begins to wane because of a deficiency in just one or two important elements, such as Vitamin C, or B12.  No amount of medicine or exercise will heal this malady, but a return to sound eating habits will often restore us to health relatively quickly.  Similarly, our family life has a spiritual aspect that cannot be neglected.  Very often, the church becomes misguided and will address family trouble with lots of innovative programs, worship style changes, and church activity - further distracting the family from its real ailment, and diluting its reserves of strength.  Yet it is an established fact in history that families that worship God together daily are blessed by God and receive many benefits through this discipline.

This 12-week adult Sunday School class will examine the nature, Biblical warrant, and history of family worship.  It will examine the benefits to the family, to the church, and to society by this practice.  it will also give practical counsel on how heads of families can fulfill their God-given duty to lead their family at worship daily - and enjoy new spiritual vitality by returning to an age-old fundamental of the Christian faith: Family Worship!

2009 Fall Class Schedule
Class ended November 30, 2009
 

 

The God We Love & Serve - taught by Mr. David Van Voorhis      Text: The God We Love & Serve by Allen Dale Curry

Two things will happen to you as you read The God We Love & Serve. First, you'll take a journey through the Bible--to examine God's character, meditate on Him, and come to a fuller understanding of who He is.  Not a comprehensive study, this is a brief look at selected aspects of God's nature and work.  Yet the author's purpose goes beyond simply learning about God.  Second you'll discover that knowing the true and living God will change our life.  It will produce in you a zeal to love and serve him. 
 
 
2009 Summer Class Schedule
Class ended August 30, 2009
 

Faith Victorious: A Study in Hebrews 11 - taught by  Elder Ted Hess     Text: Faith Victorious by Richard D. Phillips 
There's hardly a topic more important than faith.  And no portion of Scripture demonstrates the vitality of faith better than Hebrews 11. "This chapter is to faith what the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians is to love," writes Richard Phillips.  "Hebrews 11 is the work of a master teacher and loving pastor who is convinced that the fate of his readers hinges on their faith."  In this study of Hebrews 11 we find answers to some of our most pressing questions: What is faith?  How do we get faith?  What are its benefits?  How does faith respond to life's trials?  We also enter the fascinating world of Old Testament men and women whose vision of a sure hope beyond their struggles led them to acts of great courage.  Like the first audience of the Book of Hebrews the church today faces mounting opposition--and the danger of falling away from the truth.  Faith Victorious is an inspiring call to persevere in the faith and to spur each other on to love and good deeds.

2009 Winter/Spring Class Schedule
Class ended May 31, 2009

 

The Book of 1 Timothy - taught by  Elder Scott Baker     Text: Online Notes
First Timothy is one of Paul's "pastoral" epistles, written to Timothy as he pastors the church of Ephesus.  This letter is filled with much practical instruction for the young leader of a difficult congregation.  The theme of the letter can be summarized as a "Code of Conduct for a Christian Church," for Paul teaches Timothy and us how we are to live and behave in the Church of God.  Topics include church leadership, church relationships, prayer, caring for widows, godliness and practical piety, and exhortations to guard the true faith and flee false teaching.  This letter is particularly relevant to the congregation of Covenant PCA as we await God's timing in calling our next pastor, for in Timothy we have a role model for the pastor after God's own heart.

2008 Fall/Winter Class Schedule
Class ended January 25, 2009 

God Alone - R.C. Sproul video series - discussion led by Elder Scott Baker      Text: God Alone workbook and  

 

 

Online Notes

This video series covers the great "solas" of the Reformation: 1) Sola fide; 2) Sola scriptura; 3) Solus Christus; 4) Sola gratia; and 5) Soli Deo Gloria.  The class will be organized in three week sessions for each "sola": 1 week to watch the pair of Sproul videos on the subject; and then 2 weeks of discussion on the topics raised in the videos.
2008 Summer Class Schedule
Class ended October 5, 2008 

Pleasing God - R.C. Sproul video series - discussion led by Mr. Andy Edwards      Text: Pleasing God workbook
 

2008 Spring Class Schedule
Class ended July 6, 2008 

Peacemakers: Resolving Conflict God's Way - taught by Mr. Andy Edwards      Text: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande
The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande is a well-recognized and widely used book on Christian conflict resolution.  It has been used on the individual, church, presbytery, and denominational levels.  Peacemaker Ministries offers resource materials, seminars, and counseling.  The class will utilize both the Peacemaker book by Ken Sande and the Peacemaker seminar workbook.  The material draws upon work by Dr. Jay Adams and is both biblically basd and very practical.  It will challenge each one of us.  The goal of the class is for each of us to come away with a better understanding of how to have a greater commitment to glorify God when conflicts arise in our lives. 

2007-8 Winter Class Schedule
Class ended February 24, 2008

The Night Visions of Zechariah - taught by  
Elder Scott Baker     Text: 
 
 
Our studies in the Minor Prophets near conclusion as we begin our study of the book of Zechariah.  This class will cover the first half of Zechariah (chapters 1-6).  In this section, Zechariah is given eight Night Visions by God.  The immediate historical purpose of these visions was to encourage the people of God in their efforts to rebuild the temple of God in Jerusalem.  However, these visions are much richer than the immediate context, for they prophesy of the coming Messiah, who is both priest and king.  Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all the prophecies in the Night Visions, and our study in Zechariah will enrich your understanding of who Jesus is and what He has done.  Finally, these visions are full of application for the modern church of God, as we are justified in Jesus, clothed in His imputed righteousness, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to shine forth the gospel in a dark world.  Join in our study of the Night Visions of Zechariah, and "Behold the Branch" - the Lord Jesus Christ! 
 
 

Pilgrim's Progress - taught by  Elder Ted Hess
 Text: Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Charles Spurgeon called Pilgrim's Progress the most important book in his life, besides the Bible.  Countless others have undoubtedly felt the same way, making John Bunyan's work second only to the Bible in sales since its first printing in 1678.  Translated into over 100 languages, it is considered a classic in English literature as well as in practical theololgy.  What is it that could confer such status on a relatively short book, written by the modestly educated son of a tinker?  Perhaps the answer is found in the words of one commentator: "There are many books available to be read, but very few are worth reading, and they are those which stimulate imagination and thoughtful, godly meditation.  This is such a book."  Come to study and discuss this classic story of Christian's journey and discover for yourself why it is worth reading.
 
2006-7 Winter Class Schedule
Classes ended February 25, 2007

The Books of 1&2 Peter - taught by Andy Edwards      Text: Out of Print; Online Notes
As Peter writes to Christians dispersed in a pagan world, so we find ourselves today in a very similar situation.  Peter writes to his readers to encourage and strengthen them in the face of their trials and to remind them of the wonderful blessings and privileges that they have in Christ. 1 & 2 Peter also provide clear teaching on false teachers and our relationships both to fellow Christians and to unbelievers, in the workplace and in the home, in the church and in society at large. These books focus on the one thing that keeps us going - our living hope in Christ Jesus, and remind us of our single objective - that in all things God may be praised!

The Books of Obadiah, Jonah, & Malachi - taught by  Elder Scott Baker     Text: 
 
 
 
Our studies in the Minor Prophets continue with three very different, yet important books.  Obadiah is shortest book in the Old Testament and one of the least known.  Yet his theme of "the doom of Edom" has a pertinent message to the church about the sins of pride and unbrotherliness.  Obadiah ends with a message of encouragement that Jesus Christ brings deliverance: "the kingdom is the LORD's."
On the other end of the spectrum is Jonah, one of the best known stories in the Old Testament.  Instead of focusing on Jonah as a fish tale, we will study the message of the book of Jonah - "Repent, Nineveh, Repent!" - and its implications for our lives.  In particular, we will note the grace and mercy of God who delights in saving those who repent, from every nation, tongue, and tribe.  Truly, "salvation is of the LORD."
 
Our final seven weeks will be in the book of Malachi, who ends the Old Testament with a somber message to the church. "Reforming and Refining the Covenant People" is the theme of of this messenger who exposes the soft and lax worship of God's people and challenges them to worship the LORD  according to God's revealed Word.  While God will curse the wicked, the Sun of Righteousness will bless the faithful and make them His precious jewels.