Core 52

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The Book:

Copies of the Core 52 book are available at each location for $10. Need to pay with a credit card? 

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Prefer a digital copy? You can grab it on Amazon! Don't forget to use and set Sherwood Oaks as your non-profit recipient!

What is Core 52?

Many followers of Jesus, and those who are spiritually curious, say they want to know the Bible better. But the Bible is big and many of us don’t know where to start, which creates a gap between our interest in the Bible and our engagement with it. That’s where Core 52 comes in. The Core 52 book helps bridge this gap by identifying the fifty-two most influential verses in the Bible, providing a brief essay for each verse, and tracing its theme through the entire Bible.

Participants will engage with Core 52 in three ways:

Personally – Each week, you will read an essay on the verse in the Core 52 book, memorize the verse, reflect on other stories and verses in the Bible that capture the heart of the core verse, and live out the core verse through a practical action step.

Life Groups – Group discussion and reflection will help the core verse for the week take further root in your life. Videos by author and teacher, Mark Moore, are also available to supplement your personal and group study.

 Worship Gatherings – Each Sunday, we will preach through the core verse or supported passage in order to have a better understanding of how it applies to our lives today.

 Research shows that nothing has greater impact on spiritual growth than personal reflection on Scripture. Through Core 52, we want to empower every person at Sherwood Oaks to not only know the core verses in the Bible, but to grow in a deeper relationship with the One who gave them to us.

Day 5 Action Step:

Are you ready to take your next step in your relationship with Jesus? 

Maybe that next step is baptism!  

The Bible tells us that “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16a). Baptism is an important part of our faith. This class will be a place to learn about baptism, what the Bible says about it, and what next steps you can towards baptism. Join us to learn, ask questions, and continue growing in our faith together.

We are offering two classes. Choose the class that best fits your schedule: Sunday, May 15 at 11:00am or Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm. Both of these classes will be held in the Fireside Room.

Following the class, you'll be invited to take the step of baptism. You can get baptized any time you wish or join us for a special Baptism Sunday at Sherwood Oaks East on June 5, 2022.

Register for Baptism Class

If you've missed any of the weeks of Core 52, click the link below to catch up on the series in our YouTube playlist: 

Not sure how to study scripture? Check out the recent Diving In Series for some practical ways to study the Bible and get the most out of God's Word:


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