Biblical Studies At A Glance
Students 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.
The diploma in Biblical Studies may qualify graduates to become:
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.
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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