This introduction of the study of the Scriptures and the Old Testament explores the origins of our faith. Special emphasis is placed on the patriarchs as men of faith and on covenant as the basis for our relationship with God.
Though written 2700 years ago, Isaiah’s vision and prophecies from the Lord, run remarkably parallel to our lives today! As one commentator said, “No Old Testament book speaks more powerfully and appropriately to the modern church and society than does the book of Isaiah.”
Sometimes called a mini-Bible, the Book of Isaiah is packed with eternal themes of God’s sovereignty, holiness, judgment, and grace. We will see God’s constant desire to draw man back to Himself. In the midst of a rebellious people, Isaiah lays a foundation of hope and promise for the faithful remnant of God’s people. Says David McKenna in his commentary on the Book of Isaiah, “Everything he says and does is aimed toward the redemptive promise for humankind and to the ultimate end of praise to God.” Christ’s virgin birth, His character, His life, His death, His resurrection and His second coming are all presented clearly and definitively. In the midst of a lost and rebellious world, God shows Isaiah ‘afresh His heart to call, redeem, love and comfort His people!
Historical Books of the Bible
After 40 years in the wilderness, the children of Israel are ready to follow Joshua across the Jordan and conquer the Promised Land. Joshua is an exciting study in how we, as God’s people, work together in faith and unity to achieve our destiny. Judges teaches us how to live in the Promised Land when everywhere around us people are doing what is right in their own eyes. Ruth tells us of redemption that prepares us for the coming King.
Then we go to the books of Chronicles & Kings to study David, one of the most interesting Old Testament individuals, who was called by God as a man after His own heart. And Solomon’s reign of glory follows the history of Judah and Israel through the years that resulted in both kingdoms being led away into the dark ages of captivity. We will explore the ministries of the great prophets and the reigns of both the good and bad kings.
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ I
Life of Christ II
James, Peter, John, and Jude
In this class we will study salvation, justification, righteousness, the law, sin, faith, and more. As we study this letter to the Roman Christians, we will explore and find the richness contained in the words written to these Gentile believers.
Pastoral Letters to 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon
I and II Corinthians
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Jeremiah and Lamentations
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
Job and Psalms
This course will study the lives of Job and David from the depths of despair to the height of restoration. Particular interest will be in the principles of praise and worship found in the writings of King David.
Gospel of John
The gospel of John is written by the “one that Jesus loved”. It begins in eternity with the eternal Word and proceeds to the Word who became a man. John reveals Christ from His first miracle of turning water into wine to the climax of Lazarus being raised from the dead. Christ is unveiled as I am, the Light of the World, the Living Water, the Vine, and the Bread of Life. John unveils Christ’s teaching on the Holy Spirit and His High Priestly prayer. John also declares His suffering, His resurrection, and His appearances to the disciples after His resurrection. This is a glimpse into the glory of God unveiled in Jesus Christ.