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Bible Department
4701 James 1 Hours We will refer to the practical book of James with its explanation of the connection between faith and works, together with its call for holy living.
101 Bible Survey 2 Hours Each book of the Bible supports and amplifies the overall Christocentric theme of Scripture. This course explores that theme while looking at other elements such as, the importance of Genesis 1-11 as the foundation of all that comes afterwards, the groupings of Bible books (i.e. historical, poetical, prophetical, etc.) and includes the memorization of books of the Bible both in Biblical and chronological order and mastery of general Bible knowledge.
201 Genesis 3 Hours Genesis, the book of beginnings, lays an important foundation for the rest of Scripture. It provides a dramatic account of the origins of mankind and his universe. It tells of the intrusion of sin into the world, the catastrophic effects of its curse on the race, and the beginning of God’s plan to bless the nations through His seed. In this course we will look at the literary structure of Genesis while considering these themes and others such as the beginning of the natural world, human culture, and the people of Israel.
401 Leviticus 3 Hours This study of Leviticus will take a look at the Mosaic Covenant and the sacrifices and feasts in ancient Israel. Consideration will be given to the three major parts of this constitution - the moral, sacrificial, and juridical. We will see how these sacrifices and feasts are a basis for the Christian faith and how they may impact our lives as believers.
1701 Psalms 3 Hours The Psalms are rich with the inspired responses of human hearts to God’s revelation of Himself. They provide instruction, inspiration, motivation and consolation for many areas of life and have been used by believers through many ages in public and private meditations. This course will consider the literary style of the Psalms as well as their content and how God speaks through them today.
2401 Minor Prophets 3 Hours Called, “The Twelve” in Hebrew Scriptures, these Old Testament books, often misunderstood and maligned, are some of the most passionate of God’s cry for His children. Their message is judgment, yet hopeful of a better future. Special attention will be focused on their message for contemporary Christianity.
3001 Life of Christ 3 Hours As the most significant man in human history, the life of Jesus the Messiah takes on great significance for anyone; particularly for those who have already acknowledged Him as Lord. This course is designed to provide a survey of the Biblical narratives of the life of Christ with an emphasis on the geographical and historical context within which Jesus lived, taught and served.
3101 Matthew 3 Hours The teachings of Jesus had a profound impact on the world to which he was speaking, and it is no different today. As we do a textual study through the book of Matthew, using the original text as well as commentaries and various translations, we will focus on these teachings. The aim is not simply to know what Jesus said, but to make personal, life-changing applications.
3201 Sermon on the Mount 1 Hours As the longest discourse of the Lord Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is worthy of our diligent study. In this course, we will do a systematic study of the text and allow the authoritative words of Jesus to work in our hearts and lives.
3501 Gospel of John 3 Hours This course will be a study in the book of John, discovering Biblical truths and the great themes of the book. We want to observe the activity of Jesus as recorded in John’s Gospel. We also want to look at the unfolding plan of redemption through Christ, and find practical messages for the believer today.
3601 Book of Acts 3 Hours “You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” The book of Acts records the history the New Testament church from its beginning at Pentecost to its spread through the preaching of the apostles. This course will explore the historical background, key characters and the beginning of the church. The challenges, and methods of church planting today will also be examined.
3701 Book of Romans 3 Hours This course will only begin to probe the depths of this marvelous book. We will attempt to cover these themes: Sin, the atonement, justification, union with Christ, God’s plan for Israel, and Christian liberty. Some special attention will be given to the human nature of carnality and the Roman way of dealing with the ongoing struggle with sin (Rom. 6-8). This will include some practical and personal application and involvement.
3801 I & II Corinthians 3 Hours This first letter written to a young church at Corinth, dealt with problems facing believers as they sought to live out their faith in an evil environment. Are their problems relevant to us today, and are the answers applicable as well? God’s word is timeless, which we will see as we explore this important New Testament book. In Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians, Paul defends his apostolic authority and ministry against some who opposed him. He also speaks of church discipline, giving, repentance, and separation. The emphasis of this class will be on the expository study of this most passionate of Paul’s epistles.
4401 I & I Timothy and Titus 2 Hours These books, referred to as the Pastoral Epistles, deal with how church should be done. The course will wrestle with the text of these epistles and make present day applications from an Anabaptist perspective. Local church organization and ministry will be discussed at length.
4601 Hebrews 3 Hours This course will focus on the superior life and ministry of Christ and His priesthood, as we study how Christ fulfills redemptive history. We will be looking at the five parenthetical warnings and issues of faith in this book.
Old Testament New Testament
2001 Isaiah 3 Hours The prophet Isaiah has been referred to as "the Prince of the Prophets." This course will explore this majestic Old Testament book. Significant themes in Isaiah include the character of God, the nature of sin, and God's plan to provide salvation through the coming of the Messiah.
2301 Daniel and Revelation 3 Hours “The book of Daniel has been called the Old Testaments counterpart to the New Testament’s book of Revelation. It provides many of the core truths by which one may understand large portions of predictive prophecy found elsewhere in the Scriptures.” (Wood) “The shadowy figures of Old Testament prophecy reappear in Revelation with more substantial form and more clearly defined lineament. Yet the apocalypse is no mere amplification of earlier prophecies; it is the final unveiling of God prophetic program” (Tatford). The combining of these books, will provide a telescopic view of prophecy’s last word.
1801 Proverbs and Ecclesiastes 3 Hours We live in an age when access to information is exploding, but does that mean we are wiser? Knowledge involves the accumulation of facts but wisdom is the ability to see people, events, and situations as God sees them. The book of Proverbs contains answers to life’s complex problems. In Ecclesiastes we learn that meaning in life comes when we focus on the eternal God, not temporary pleasure, and that without God there is no logical or rational basis for morality.
3901 Galatians 1 Hours T he churches of Galatia included Jewish background believers who struggled to understand the true nature of the Gospel. Galatians gives a solid defense for justification by faith alone in Jesus Christ. Christ has freed the believer from bondage to the Law (legalism) and bondage to sin (license). Those who are saved by faith are also called to live by faith (3:11).
4001 Ephesians 1 Hours Believers have a responsibility to walk according to their heavenly calling in Jesus (4:1). The Apostle Paul emphasizes the connection between sound doctrine and right practice in this book that is not written to correct error but to prevent error! This book shows us that we cannot ignore “theology” and only discuss things that are “practical.” Our practice flows out of our belief.
4101 Philippians 1 Hours Written from prison in Rome, the Apostle Paul conveys his love and gratitude for the believers at Philippi and exhorts them to live in unity, holiness, and joy. Christ is the model of servanthood and humility, and He is the one who transforms our lives. Living with joy, peace, and hope in the midst of trial is conveyed in this epistle.
4201 Colossians 1 Hours The sufficiency of Christ is a major theme in the book of Colossians. He is sufficient in the believer’s life for both salvation and sanctification. Christ is revealed as the Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer. Colossians teaches us that Christianity is a way of life, a relationship, and a family – it is not merely a religion.
4801 I & II Peter 2 Hours In I & II Peter, we will notice Scriptures dealing with our great salvation, as well as our hope for the new heavens and new earth!