The Revelation of Jesus Christ will present the three major movements in the last book of the Bible that correspond to the instructions that the glorified Christ gave to the apostle John. Revelation 1:19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that shall take place after this.
The Apostle Paul gives this charge to Titus, “You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). To Timothy, Paul advises, “Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 1:13).
This course will survey some of the General Epistles of the New Testament. This survey will include message, purpose, and major themes in each of these letters and be able to distinguish the different characteristics of each of these epistles. This course will be an overview into the theology of each of these epistles and help students interact with the text.
Pauline Epistles will survey the key theological and pastoral themes that arise in Paul’s letters to the various churches. Using Romans to provide the structure for the theological themes and 2 Corinthians for the pastoral themes this class will draw on the whole of the Pauline corpus to develop an understanding of the key issues that are vital in understanding Paul and his letters and properly applying them today.
The Gospels and the Life of Christ course will survey the important themes, passages, and background issues of each of the four Gospels. Special attention will also be given to the earthly life of Jesus Christ throughout the Gospel narratives.
Basic Hermeneutics covers the essential elements of a historical-grammatical approach to interpreting Scripture. It introduces the student to some of the necessary ingredients for faithfully investigating the meaning of the biblical text without improperly importing meaning from outside the text or arriving at a meaning that does not fit the context of the passage.
Old Testament Backgrounds provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Israel and the cultural context surrounding the various books of the Old Testament. This course will introduce the biblical books within the overall timeline of the ancient world and inform the student how the culture of the ancient world helps us to better understand the teaching found in the Old Testament.
Miracle of the Bible uncovers how we came to have the English versions of the Bible that we use in our ministry today. The class first addresses why God would choose to communicate with us through the written word.