Associate's Of Arts Degree In Biblical Studies
Our Associates in Arts are our 2nd Level courses designed to give students a strong biblical foundation along with practical experience in ministry. In addition to foundational bible classes, students will have the opportunity to serve in various areas in the church and ministry in our Service Internship, which will help them discover their gifts and calling.
Courses Offered Include, but are not limited to:
BOOK OF REVELATION: An intensive synthetical, Christological, and analytical study of the events and personages outlined in Book of Revelation from a premillennial viewpoint .
BOOK OF ROMANS: An extensive study of Paul’s argument in this epistle and his major theological teachings such as justification, sanctification, and the future of Israel.
BOOK OF HEBREWS: An expositional study of the Book of Hebrews, the better Covenant, demonstrating the superiority of Christianity over Judaism and of our Lord Jesus Christ over all.
CHRIST IN THE SCRIPTURES: A detailed look at Christ and the types of Christ in each book of the Bible.
DOCTRINE OF HELL
EPHESIANS: Ephesians offers general instruction in the truths of God’s redemptive work in Christ; the unity of the church among diverse peoples; and proper conduct in the church, the home, and the world.
GENERAL EPISTLES: The General Epistles are named for their author instead of the church or person to whom they were written. Most of the General Epistles are written to all Christians. The second Epistle of John may have been written to an unnamed lady and the Third Epistle of John was written to his friend Gaius. Epistle of James, First Epistle of Peter, Second Epistle of Peter, First Epistle of John, Second Epistle of John, Third Epistle of John, Epistle of Jude.
GOSPEL OF JOHN: The Fourth Gospel describes the mystery of the identity of Jesus. The Gospel According to John develops a Christology—an explanation of Christ’s nature and origin—while leaving out much of the familiar material that runs through the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: The inductive method is an investigative way of studying Scripture that can be used by both new and seasoned students alike. It’s a powerful tool for those who want to learn how to study Scripture well. When applied properly, the inductive method will provide a better overall understanding of a passage—what it says, what it meant to its original audience, and what it means today.
INTER-TESTAMENT HISTORY: The intertestamental period is the period of time between the events of the protocanonical books and the New Testament. Traditionally, it is considered to cover roughly four hundred years, spanning the ministry of Malachi (c. 420 BC) to the appearance of John the Baptist in the early 1st century AD.
LIFE & MINISTRY OF THE APOSTLE PAUL
LIVES OF FAMOUS EVANGELISTS
MEN IN THE BIBLE
NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION
PASTORAL EPISTLES: The pastoral epistles are a group of three books of the canonical New Testament: the First Epistle to Timothy (1 Timothy) the Second Epistle to Timothy (2 Timothy), and the Epistle to Titus. They are presented as letters from Paul the Apostle to Timothy and to Titus. They are generally discussed as a group (sometimes with the addition of the Epistle to Philemon) and are given the title pastoral because they are addressed to individuals with pastoral oversight of churches and discuss issues of Christian living, doctrine and leadership.
PRISON EPISTLES: The prison epistles—Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon—are so named because they were written by the apostle Paul during one of his incarcerations. While the prison epistles reflect Paul’s earthly position as a prisoner of Rome, he makes it clear that his captivity was first and foremost to Christ.
SYNOPTIC GOSPELS: An analysis of the Gospels written by Matthew, Mark, and Luke with emphasis upon the similarities and the differences in their structure, subject matter, and presentation of Christ.
THE BOOK OF ACTS: This course concentrates on this unique, foundational historical Book, focusing upon its transitional place in the progress of revelation; its relation to the Epistles; and the role of the Holy Spirit in the missionary expansion of the church.
THE MIRACLES THAT JESUS PERFORMED: Study of the miracles Jesus performed in the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles and the Apocalypse.
THE PARABLES: Careful attention is given to the historical and cultural setting of each story, offering practical insight into Jesus' words.
THE PENTATEUCH: (The Five Books of Moses) A survey of the major events recorded by Moses in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
UNDERSTANDING THE PARABLES OF CHRIST
UNFOLDING THE PARABLES: Careful attention is given to the historical and cultural setting of each story, offering practical insight into Jesus' words.
URBAN AND FOREIGN MISSIONS
POETIC BOOKS: An analytical approach to Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon.
TABERNACLE OF DAVID: This tabernacle is an Old Testament picture which foreshadowed worship based on faith and grace. The study involves a comparison of the structure ceremony, and order of service instituted with this Tabernacle as it differs from the Tabernacle of Moses.
TEN COMMANDMENTS: An in-depth study of the Law of Moses and its relevance today.
THE BOOK OF JOB: It tells the story of a man who loses everything, his wealth, his family, his health and wrestles with the question, Why?
WORSHIP & PRAISE: This course is designed to establish a connection between the Old and New Testaments of the biblical pattern of God's requirements of man to approach Him. Considered are the patterns of the Tabernacle of Moses, the Levitical system and Sacrificial system.
1ST & 2ND SAMUEL: First and Second Samuel deal with a transitional period in the history of ancient Israel. There is a transition of leadership first from the priest Eli to the judge Samuel, then from the judge Samuel to the king Saul, and then from Saul to David. Samuel thus is the link between the judgeship and the kingship in Israel. He is the prophet God uses to anoint both Saul and David.
HISTORY OF THE CHURCH: A concise look at the development of Christianity, focusing on the key movements and outstanding Christian leaders, revolutionary breakthroughs, and crucial turning points in the history of the Church.
THE ANCIENT JEWISH WEDDING & THE RAPTURE: Christ’s first miracle on earth was at a wedding (John 2:1-10), and His last event in heaven is at a wedding supper (Revelation 19:7). The ancient Jewish wedding reveals the exact patterns for the future Rapture of the church. God does not deal with the Gentiles and the Jewish nation at the same time. The Bride of Christ must be removed before God can restore His full relationship with His bride Israel (Romans 11).