Advance means to move forward; in a purposeful way. In today's society we are so inundated with immorality that it's become the norm. That makes it difficult for us to advance when the culture around us is moving backward in their faith. Our focus for 2017 is to move forward in our faith.
On Wednesday Night we will divide up the class by gender. Jessalyn Lopez will be teaching the ladies about... RJ Lopez will be teaching the men about purity and how to be a Godly man in a very effeminate and impure world. On Sunday Mornings we will focus on our influence with our peers and the younger generation.
The theme verse is found in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 which says, "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."