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.
This class is an in-depth study of the book of Isaiah. Sometimes called a mini-Bible, it is packed with eternal themes of God’s sovereignty, holiness, judgment, and grace. In this study 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. Christ’s virgin birth, His character, His life, His death, His resurrection and His second coming are all presented clearly and definitively. No Old Testament book speaks more powerfully and appropriately to the modern church and society than does the book of Isaiah.
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
This course provides an overview of each of the books comprising the New Testament. The basis of Christian living, each book provides the building blocks for successful life in Christ.
Life of Christ I
This course will study the Jesus of the Gospels in chronological sequence with the emphasis on the teachings of Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote that we may “know Him in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” in order to be “made conformable to His death,” and to “attain to the resurrection of the dead.”
Life of Christ II
This course will continue the study of Jesus that is revealed in the Gospels. The focus will be on Jesus’ closing ministry in Judea and Perea with special emphasis on the last week of His life and His redemptive work on the cross.
This course is a systematic survey of the writings of the Apostle Paul. You will become familiar with each letter and gain a basic understanding of the doctrines established in Paul’s writings.
Studying the book of Acts is vital for every Bible student and gospel worker. It gives us a look into the normal life of the early Christian church. We will study its supernatural birth, its signs and wonders, its struggles as well as its phenomenal growth. As revival spreads and deepens, the book of Acts will continue to give us clear guidance.
James, Peter, John, and Jude
James is a powerful “how to” book. James writes of five strong areas of spiritual maturity: 1) Trials, 2) Seeing others through the eyes of faith, 3) The tongue, 4) Humility, and 5) Finances. 1 Peter offers genuine hope in the midst of suffering and persecution, while 2 Peter warns against false teachers. In the letters of John we see the apostle’s intense desire to strengthen believers in their faith so they would find assurance of their salvation, be equipped to refute false teachers, and yet show hospitality to Christian ministers.
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
This course is a systematic survey of the writings of the Apostle Paul to Timothy, Titus and Philemon. You will become familiar with each letter and gain a basic understanding of the instructions given by the Apostle Paul to these young disciples.
In this study we will discover the magnificent supremacy of Christ, His high priestly ministry and the entrance into the rest of His finished work. Hebrews provides a wealth of truth that is applicable to every area of our lives today and the invitation of our Savior calling us to “draw near.”
I and II Corinthians
This course covers this general letter from Paul to the church at Corinth bringing basic guidelines to the church in the areas of growth, discipline and church relations. Particular study will be in the area of love and the gifts of the Spirit.
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
This course covers a period of exile for the Jews to the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. Special emphasis will be given to the background, chronology, interpretation and theology of these Old Testament books.
Jeremiah and Lamentations
This course will survey the life ministry and message of the prophet Jeremiah, against the background of the decline and fall of the southern kingdom.
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
This course will examine the nature and content of the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon in relationship to the church. Emphasis will be given to the practical application found in these books to everyday living.
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.
This course will analyze each of the twelve minor prophets, including the times and significance of their messages and how their messages apply to the church today.