Biblical Studies

FIRST LEVEL TRACK

 

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you . . ." Jeremiah 1:5

Study the book of Jeremiah, who was one of the old testament's major prophets. How does this book relate to the church of today?  Jeremiah 1 is a captivating first level course being offered this fall. View our Schedule of Classes to find additional classes.

Biblical Studies

FIRST LEVEL TRACK

 

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you . . ." Jeremiah 1:5

Study the book of Jeremiah, who was one of the old testament's major prophets. How does this book relate to the church of today?  Jeremiah 1 is a captivating first level course being offered this fall. View our Schedule of Classes to find additional classes.

Biblical Studies At A Glance

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This diploma is awarded to students who complete 30 credits/10 courses in the First Level Track. It is designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum in the different aspects of the Bible including the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels. Students of biblical studies will learn how to interpret the Bible within a historical context and look at the philosophical aspects of religion and practical aspects of ministry.

homeliticsStudents who enroll in the Biblical Studies track will learn to identify Biblical themes in each book of the Bible. They will be introduced to the primary characters, the author, the purpose, key events, historical contexts and more as they proceed through an overview of the 66 books of the Bible. Students will learn to identify in which division each book is located, and more.

We will teach students how to evangelize and disciple using time-proven methods. They will learn to apply these methods as they go about spreading the gospel; fulfilling the Great Commission.

lenox2The diploma in Biblical Studies may qualify graduates to become:

Pastors
Missionaries
Evangelists
Youth Leaders
Christian Counselors
Worship Coordinators

FALL 2022 CLASSES

MINISTRY OF PRAYER

We have to get ready through our bombarding and reaching and touching Heaven. Why? So that we can touch earth. That  is what this ministry of prayer class is all about. Have you ever touched Heaven with your prayers and have you ever had earth move because of your prayers.

If you are a prayer leader in your church, if you are considered a prayer intercessor, or if you feel a tug at your spirit to pray for others and for your church and for your leaders, for your nation, this class is for you. In this class we will address the following:

  •  what exactly is warfare praying
  •  what does it mean to pray with the spirit and with understanding?
  •  we will also tackle and look at prophetic praying and praying prophetically
  • in this class we will look at hindrances from praying
  •  why aren't our prayers being answered
  •  what does it mean by praying amiss? Of course it's not wrong to want to pray for blessings because God knows what we really need, what will benefit us, but it does not necessarily mean a pain free life and life piled with possessions 
  • We will address prayer cliches. When praying, we avoid repetitive usages to fill in the gaps, such as Lord God at the end of a sentence or after every word a usage such as amen and oh God just to fill in the gaps. You don't want to just fill in the gaps, we want to reach Heaven
  •  and in conclusion, we will address the application of prayer. It was Osborn Chambers who said this “Prayer does not fit us for the greater good, prayer is the greater good.“
  • We will address using your God-given imagination to pray for instead of turning off your mind, we should use our imaginations to pray to the best of our ability.


JEREMIAH 1

The book of Jeremiah contains many familiar verses such as “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5 “Do not be afraid of them or their faces.” Jeremiah 1:8. “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it.” Jeremiah 17: 9. You know that The Potter's House and its wheel is found in Jeremiah chapter 18. “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29:11 and “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3. Several of these verses encourage us individually; however, there is so much more we can learn and understand about Jeremiah; this great prophet of God.

 We will discuss his life within the historical context of his message, his ministry, his tribulations, his courage, his faith, and his trust in God. We will also look at the importance of this book to the 21st Century church and to us individually. Because it's a book by a major prophet, we will not be covering the entire book this semester so that is why it’s called Jeremiah 1. In the spring semester of 2023, we will finish up; and that will be Jeremiah 2.



OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY

Some scholars state that there are more than 880 quotations and allusions in the New Testament from the Old Testament. Every book in the Old Testament is quoted in the New Testament except for Obadiah, Nahahum, Zephaniah, and Esther. This clearly illustrates the connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament and it also helps us to understand that the Biblical writers had a deep and thorough knowledge of the Old Testament as they were writing the scriptures. Jesus stated it this way in Matthew chapter 5:17 -18, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets, I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill; for verily I say unto you, till Heaven and Earth pass one jot or one tittle should in no wise pass  from the law till all be fulfilled.” When Jesus is talking about the law and the prophets He is speaking about the Old Testament, so as the people of God, we must have a complete and thorough knowledge of both the Old and New Testaments; they are connected and they go together. We cannot separate one from the other and this will help us to rightly divide the Word of God.

This course will cover the key things and the coherent message that is woven throughout all of the Old Testament. The student will understand the various types of books and genres that are comprised in the Old Testament. You  will discover the key people, places and events in the Old Testament. The student will be challenged to determine the aspects of God's character in nature that are progressively revealed throughout the Old Testament. Finally we will learn how Jesus Christ is seen from Genesis to Malachi.



1ST & 2ND KINGS

We will be surveying the historical books of the First and Second Kings. God had warned the nation of Israel that they would suffer greatly if they turn from Him and follow after the gods of the nation's they were replacing in the Promised Land. 1st and 2nd Kings tells what really happened, who turned, and  why they turned. We will see that the choices leaders make, have dire consequences for themselves and those they lead and when God’s judgment falls, the righteous and unrighteous suffers. We'll also see that God is long-suffering. He gives His people ample time to correct their mistakes and to turn back to Him. We will also see why we believers must not be unequally yoked. That could lead to dire consequences also.



FEASTS OF ISRAEL

You might want to know why you should study the feasts. Well the Old Testament furnishes us with the shadow of things to come. For one who loves the Lord, understanding His concern for the welfare of mankind and His dealings with His chosen people, is to understand the Lord Himself and in particular what grace is. Furthermore, understanding the connection of the Old Testament with the things of the New Testament enables a true searcher of scripture to be fully equipped for every good work. The feast emphasizes the shedding of the blood of the Lamb that enables redemption from the bondage of sin, the resurrection of Christ as the firstfruits, and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost We see the future foretold with the awakening of the remnant of Israel, their repentance and restoration and the blessing of the poor in the spring all of which manifests the glory and the blessedness of the Kingdom of God.

Many of the Bible's most incredible prophecies about Christ are intricately hidden within the Jewish holidays, the Feast of the Old Testament. That's where you'll find little-known yet astounding pictures that point to Christ’s deity such as His ministry across the resurrection and even His second coming.  



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Raphael Newton
Raphael Newton
Graduate
I grew up Catholic, worshipped idols, and practiced a mixture of what is in the Bible and the church's teachings. Bethel Bible Institute taught me to believe and practice only what is written in Scripture and study it systematically. The Word of God says, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."(2 Tim. 2:15 ). I now know that there is only one true and living God, and my Diploma in Bible Studies will enable me to win souls to Christ.
Beatrice Page
Beatrice Page
Graduate
I have attended Bethel Bible Institute over a course of 10 years starting out taking one class at a time simply with the desire of a systematic study of the Bible as a new believer.  Since then I have progressed to obtaining my Bachelor's degree.  BBI has given me a solid foundation in my knowledge of the Word which has challenged me to grow, to study purposefully, and to share the Word with others.  Every course has been inspirational.  Each professor offers a wealth of Biblical knowledge and insight to instruct, edify and engage the students.
Will Johnson
Will Johnson
New Student since 2020

Romans 12.2 (KJV) states, in part, “…but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, …”. Once you delight in the Lord, he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4-ESV). I was seeking a way to study God's word…BBI. When the best bible school in town decided to use the ZOOM platform to spread GOD'S word…BBI. I desired to learn HIS word to be a better leader for the men’s ministry I am apart of…BBI.

It's never too late to go back to school. It has been 30+ years since I was in a classroom environment. In May 2023, I should be obtaining the Biblical Studies diploma. Just give GOD your YES and allow HIM to do the rest.

Andrea Barrett
Andrea Barrett
Student
I have found BBI to be a source of blessing.  It has allowed me to grow in the Word of God on a deeper level.
 
The teachers are not spoon feeding you but they challenge you to think, to not take things at the surface level, but to research what you are being taught , but most importantly, what does the Word of God say about that particular topic.  I have learned not to be a careless listener, but BBI has also created in me an insatiable  hunger to know God more and His love for us.
Christine Graves
Christine Graves
Student
Since BBI is now online, it enables me to learn wherever I am. Attending BBI has increased my knowledge of God's Word. I've learned how the Old and New Testaments are connected, and iearning how to search the scriptures has increased my understanding more than I can say.

The instructors help bring the Bible to life by encouraging meaningful discussions that encourage thoughtful responses to the subject matter.

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