Lunch and Learn: World Religions

Back by popular demand: lunch and learn with the MXG Chaplain!

We’ll continue our study of world religions by giving an in-depth look toward Christianity.  You need not be a “believer” to attend.  Come out to get your questions answered, or just sit in the back and observe.  Lunch will be provided.

Note: Feel free to share this and invite friends, but know that this class is for active duty line badge-holders only.  I am offering another version for the general public on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Always Learning,
Chaplain Mesaeh

What Christianity 101: a lunch-time discussion class that will help you understand the foundational core of the Christian faith
Who ANYONE interested in learning basic Christianity: new believers, seasoned believers, or non-believers
When Every Friday in May & June
@1200 – 1300
Where Maintenance Hangar Complex (bldg. 230)
AMXS Conference Room
Why To celebrate the religious diversity of the US Air Force.
This class is part of Chaplain Mesaeh’s “Lunch & Learn: World Religions” series.
How Registration is not necessary.  Just show up.
Worth a Thousand Words

This a picture of milk–breast milk to be specific.  It was pumped and collected by moms across greater Oklahoma City.  An area mother passed away shortly after giving birth, so these women are working to ensure her infant son gets the milk he needs.  #goodPeopleExist

These are the complete slides for part 1 of 5 in Christianity 101.  In this section, we cover basic fundamental apologetics by tackling 3 crucial questions:

  1. Is it possible to prove God’s existence?
  2. Is the Bible reliable?
  3. Is Jesus God, or just a really nice guy?

Be sure to check the “notes” section of these slides.  They’re filled with additional material, source documents, and citation work.

Note: you can also download the slides directly here.

Always Learning,
bill

 

Take Home a 3-D Bible

Make the Bible Stand up Inside your Mind

It happens now whenever I read the Gospels. I see images. I picture the mountains, the lake, the land. I can walk it in my mind. I actually see The Story.  I see it in 3-D.

It happened again on Easter.  As I preached through Jesus’ decision to leave Galilee and walk south to Jerusalem (Luke 9.51, ff)…I WAS THERE!–seeing the countryside He saw and smelling the same aromas He smelled.

Having been to the Holy Land, the Gospel of Jesus takes on a deeply realistic, living-color, three-dimensional quality that is deeply profound. Studying his teaching where He taught…standing on loren-klein-quote_7029-0the beach of Galilee where He invited his disciples for breakfast…walking where he walked on ancient Roman roads…praying exactly where he prayed in the Garden.

This is an amazing set of experiences that will forever change you.

Many people have a trip to Israel on their bucket list.  Allow me to suggest you not wait any longer.  Once you live through this experience, the Bible will forever after “stand up” in your mind three-dimensionaly.  As a passionate teacher of God’s Word, I can’t wait to exchange my classroom of chairs, slideshows, and dry erase boards with the classroom of the Galilean countryside or a 1st Century Roman city!

  • January 24 – Feb 2 2017
  • $2997 from Chicago; $3297 from Dallas or Indianapolis (save $80/person if you sign up by 28 April 2016)
  • Link to Registration Site

 

Always learning,

Bill Mesaeh, Jr
Chaplain, USAF
MA, MRE, MDiv

Christianity 101

Spring 2016

I can still remember when I first started going to church.  As soon as the minister got behind the pulpit and started reading the Bible, I was lost!  I didn’t know the difference between the New Testament and the Old, if Moses and Jesus were brothers, or what to do with the bread and juice.  I needed a class like Christianity 101.

A Trip that Will Change Your Life

Read the Bible in Living Color

Six years ago, I went on a trip that did more for my spiritual life than 8+ years of seminary.  I was part of a group of pastors who spent 10 days in Israel walking where Jesus walked.  We climbed the hills he climbed, breathed the air he breathed, and saw the same mountains he saw.  At every new site I heard myself saying the same thing, “I will never be the same again.”  On the flight back one of the pastors commented, “Until this time in my life, I’ve read the Bible in black and white.  Now I read it in color.”