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These online bible study courses are designed to dig into God’s Word to understand what He has revealed. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned bible student classes are structured to get the most out of the scriptural text.

 

Not a lecture series

Length of each course ranges between three (3) to fourteen (15) weeks depending on the subject material. Online classes include video conferencing offering a real class room participation experience. Classes last about fity five minutes each, consisting of scripture reading, analysis, open discussion and Q&A.

Subjects to choose from (click title to open/close description)

  • Genesis

    Genesis is about beginnings. It tells us that God created everything that exists. It shows that God is both the Creator and the Ruler of all creation. But it also tells of humanity’s tragic fall into sin and death, and of God’s unfolding plan of redemption through his covenant with Abraham and his descendants.

     

    Genesis includes some of the most memorable stories in the Bible, beginning with Adam and Eve, continuing through Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and ending with the life of Joseph, who died before 1600 b.c.

  • The Gospels

    Each of the four Gospels is written to a different audience and intended to address a different element of the “good news” telling of the miraculous birth, life ministry, and sacrificial death of the Son of man Jesus. In this course we identify both the unique and the key themes running concurrently and chronologically in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

  • 3 of Paul's Personal Letters

    The first and second letters to Timothy, and one letter to Titus form a distinct group among the letters written by Paul. These letters were written to guide them in the discharge of the duties devolving upon them as Christian preachers.

     

    In each of them, however, there is a great deal more than is covered or implied by the designation, Pastoral, as some identify them. Much that is personal, and much also that is concerned with Christian faith and doctrine and practice generally.

  • The Book of Revelation

    The Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation or Apocalypse, is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. Its title is derived from the first word of the text, written in Koine Greek: apokalypsis, meaning unveiling or revelation.

     

    The prophetic and symbolic imagery has led to a wide variety of Christian interpretations: historicist interpretations see in Revelation a broad view of history; preterist interpretations treat Revelation as mostly referring to the events of the apostolic era (1st century), or, at the latest, the fall of the Roman Empire; futurists believe that Revelation describes future events; and idealist or symbolic interpretations consider that Revelation does not refer to actual people or events, but is an allegory of the spiritual path and the ongoing struggle between good and evil.

     

    This study looks at this book as divinely inspired, along with the rest of the bible, and uses the vantage point of comparing earlier prophetic writings to help understand and interpret John's message to the early Christians.

  • The Resurrection of Christ

    Did the resurrection of Jesus occur as an actual historical event or was it an invented story made up by certain individuals over the course of time? Jesus' resurrection is the very cornerstone of Christianity.

     

    This course looks at all the empirical data and documented events surrounding this most amazing story. Historical records of both Jesus followers and others considered enemies of the movement from the 1st and 2nd centuries are viewed and discussed.

  • The Kingdom of God - Where is it?

    In this 3 week course we will be looking at Old Testament prophecy, and New Testament writings as it relates to the establishment of God's Kingdom.

  • Old Testament Prophecy

    Through out the Old Testament we find hundreds of passages predicting the coming Messiah and establishment of God's Kingdom. In what we call the New Testament we find its writers declaring and proving those prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

     

    Some suggest there are over 300 of such prophetic fulfilments. What are the statistical odds of all of them coming to fruition? Did they all come to fruition?

     

    This course looks at the most prominent and exacting prophecies and compares them with what actually occurred in the first century.

  • The Book of Acts

    Acts picks up where Luke’s Gospel leaves off, recording the early progress of the gospel as Jesus’ disciples took it from Jerusalem throughout Judea, Samaria, and the rest of the Mediterranean world. The story begins with Christ’s ascension and the events of Pentecost. As Gentiles begin responding to the gospel, the focus shifts to Paul and his missionary journeys.

     

    This book forms a bridge between the four Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, showing how the Holy Spirit carried on Christ’s work through some of his apostles. It also provides a historical background for Romans through Revelation.

  • Paul's Letters to the Churches

    Of the twelve letters Paul had written, nine of them were directed to seven identified churches, or groups of churches through out the Roman Empire. During the movement's infancy many questions were raised.

     

    Issues were presenting themselves, and 1st century Christians overall needed instruction on how to conduct themselves in this new form of serving God. Thus, Paul's letters answer these questions, give the interpretation of the person and work of Christ, and apply the truth of the gospel to those early believers.

  • Creation vs Evolution

    In the market place of ideas and institutions of learning, we are told by the priests of evolution that it is no longer a theory, but rather evolution a fact. The first question that comes to mind is, which version of evolution is a fact? Macro or Micro Evolution.

     

    The second question one should ask is which scientists believe which 'theory'? There are several theories being bandied about in the scientific communities, which don't agree on the details of Macro Evolution.

     

    This course looks at the available science and facts relating to this subject. We ask a lot of questions, search for answers and have open discussion.

  • The New Testament Canon

    This course looks at the actual historical documentation from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries to understand the processes which brought about our New Testament.

     

    The New Testament portion of the Christian Bible contains 27 different books, or letters written by 10 different authors, each from different backgrounds. Why does it contain only 27 documents, and why these 27 documents. Out of the hundreds of documents written during the 1st and 2nd Centuries, why only these 27?

     

    The Bible itself cannot be used to answer this question, because the authors themselves never indicated a specific list of exclusive books to be included as a complete set. Was it a single 'council', or organization that determined the final set? The evidence may show otherwise.

Submit application for a course:

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  2. Use the form below to select the class you are interested in and enter relevant information.

 

After receiving your application we will email you detailed instructions on when a class begins and how to Register for your course.

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  • Genesis

    Genesis is about beginnings. It tells us that God created everything that exists. It shows that God is both the Creator and the Ruler of all creation. But it also tells of humanity’s tragic fall into sin and death, and of God’s unfolding plan of redemption through his covenant with Abraham and his descendants.

     

    Genesis includes some of the most memorable stories in the Bible, beginning with Adam and Eve, continuing through Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and ending with the life of Joseph, who died before 1600 b.c.

  • Old Testament Prophecy

    Through out the Old Testament we find hundreds of passages predicting the coming Messiah and establishment of God's Kingdom. In what we call the New Testament we find its writers declaring and proving those prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

     

    Some suggest there are over 300 of such prophetic fulfilments. What are the statistical odds of all of them coming to fruition? Did they all come to fruition?

     

    This course looks at the most prominent and exacting prophecies and compares them with what actually occurred in the first century.

  • The Gospels

    Each of the four Gospels is written to a different audience and intended to address a different element of the “good news” telling of the miraculous birth, life ministry, and sacrificial death of the Son of man Jesus. In this course we identify both the unique and the key themes running concurrently and chronologically in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

  • The Book of Acts

    Acts picks up where Luke’s Gospel leaves off, recording the early progress of the gospel as Jesus’ disciples took it from Jerusalem throughout Judea, Samaria, and the rest of the Mediterranean world. The story begins with Christ’s ascension and the events of Pentecost. As Gentiles begin responding to the gospel, the focus shifts to Paul and his missionary journeys.

     

    This book forms a bridge between the four Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, showing how the Holy Spirit carried on Christ’s work through some of his apostles. It also provides a historical background for Romans through Revelation.

  • 3 of Paul's Personal Letters

    The first and second letters to Timothy, and one letter to Titus form a distinct group among the letters written by Paul. These letters were written to guide them in the discharge of the duties devolving upon them as Christian preachers.

     

    In each of them, however, there is a great deal more than is covered or implied by the designation, Pastoral, as some identify them. Much that is personal, and much also that is concerned with Christian faith and doctrine and practice generally.

  • Paul's Letters to the Churches

    Of the twelve letters Paul had written, nine of them were directed to seven identified churches, or groups of churches through out the Roman Empire. During the movement's infancy many questions were raised.

     

    Issues were presenting themselves, and 1st century Christians overall needed instruction on how to conduct themselves in this new form of serving God. Thus, Paul's letters answer these questions, give the interpretation of the person and work of Christ, and apply the truth of the gospel to those early believers.

  • The Book of Revelation

    The Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation or Apocalypse, is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. Its title is derived from the first word of the text, written in Koine Greek: apokalypsis, meaning unveiling or revelation.

     

    The prophetic and symbolic imagery has led to a wide variety of Christian interpretations: historicist interpretations see in Revelation a broad view of history; preterist interpretations treat Revelation as mostly referring to the events of the apostolic era (1st century), or, at the latest, the fall of the Roman Empire; futurists believe that Revelation describes future events; and idealist or symbolic interpretations consider that Revelation does not refer to actual people or events, but is an allegory of the spiritual path and the ongoing struggle between good and evil.

     

    This study looks at this book as divinely inspired, along with the rest of the bible, and uses the vantage point of comparing earlier prophetic writings to help understand and interpret John's message to the early Christians.

  • The Resurrection of Christ

    Did the resurrection of Jesus occur as an actual historical event or was it an invented story made up by certain individuals over the course of time? Jesus' resurrection is the very cornerstone of Christianity.

     

    This course looks at all the empirical data and documented events surrounding this most amazing story. Historical records of both Jesus followers and others considered enemies of the movement from the 1st and 2nd centuries are viewed and discussed.

  • The Kingdom of God - Where is it?

    In this 3 week course we will be looking at Old Testament prophecy, and New Testament writings as it relates to the establishment of God's Kingdom.

  • New Testament Canon

    This course looks at the actual historical documentation from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries to understand the processes which brought about our New Testament.

     

    The New Testament portion of the Christian Bible contains 27 different books, or letters written by 10 different authors, each from different backgrounds. Why does it contain only 27 documents, and why these 27 documents. Out of the hundreds of documents written during the 1st and 2nd Centuries, why only these 27?

     

    The Bible itself cannot be used to answer this question, because the authors themselves never indicated a specific list of exclusive books to be included as a complete set. Was it a single 'council', or organization that determined the final set? The evidence may show otherwise.

  • Creation vs Evolution

    In the market place of ideas and institutions of learning, we are told by the priests of evolution that it is no longer a theory, but rather evolution a fact. The first question that comes to mind is, which version of evolution is a fact? Macro or Micro Evolution.

     

    The second question one should ask is which scientists believe which 'theory'? There are several theories being bandied about in the scientific communities, which don't agree on the details of Macro Evolution.

     

    This course looks at the available science and facts relating to this subject. We ask a lot of questions, search for answers and have open discussion.

Subjects to choose from

(click title to open/close description)

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  • Genesis

    Genesis is about beginnings. It tells us that God created everything that exists. It shows that God is both the Creator and the Ruler of all creation. But it also tells of humanity’s tragic fall into sin and death, and of God’s unfolding plan of redemption through his covenant with Abraham and his descendants.

     

    Genesis includes some of the most memorable stories in the Bible, beginning with Adam and Eve, continuing through Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and ending with the life of Joseph, who died before 1600 b.c.

  • Old Testament Prophecy

    Through out the Old Testament we find hundreds of passages predicting the coming Messiah and establishment of God's Kingdom. In what we call the New Testament we find its writers declaring and proving those prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

     

    Some suggest there are over 300 of such prophetic fulfilments. What are the statistical odds of all of them coming to fruition? Did they all come to fruition?

     

    This course looks at the most prominent and exacting prophecies and compares them with what actually occurred in the first century.

  • The Gospels

    Each of the four Gospels is written to a different audience and intended to address a different element of the “good news” telling of the miraculous birth, life ministry, and sacrificial death of the Son of man Jesus. In this course we identify both the unique and the key themes running concurrently and chronologically in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

  • The Book of Acts

    Acts picks up where Luke’s Gospel leaves off, recording the early progress of the gospel as Jesus’ disciples took it from Jerusalem throughout Judea, Samaria, and the rest of the Mediterranean world. The story begins with Christ’s ascension and the events of Pentecost. As Gentiles begin responding to the gospel, the focus shifts to Paul and his missionary journeys.

     

    This book forms a bridge between the four Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, showing how the Holy Spirit carried on Christ’s work through some of his apostles. It also provides a historical background for Romans through Revelation.

  • 3 of Paul's Personal Letters

    The first and second letters to Timothy, and one letter to Titus form a distinct group among the letters written by Paul. These letters were written to guide them in the discharge of the duties devolving upon them as Christian preachers.

     

    In each of them, however, there is a great deal more than is covered or implied by the designation, Pastoral, as some identify them. Much that is personal, and much also that is concerned with Christian faith and doctrine and practice generally.

  • Paul's Letters to the Churches

    Of the twelve letters Paul had written, nine of them were directed to seven identified churches, or groups of churches through out the Roman Empire. During the movement's infancy many questions were raised.

     

    Issues were presenting themselves, and 1st century Christians overall needed instruction on how to conduct themselves in this new form of serving God. Thus, Paul's letters answer these questions, give the interpretation of the person and work of Christ, and apply the truth of the gospel to those early believers.

  • The Book of Revelation

    The Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation or Apocalypse, is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. Its title is derived from the first word of the text, written in Koine Greek: apokalypsis, meaning unveiling or revelation.

     

    The prophetic and symbolic imagery has led to a wide variety of Christian interpretations: historicist interpretations see in Revelation a broad view of history; preterist interpretations treat Revelation as mostly referring to the events of the apostolic era (1st century), or, at the latest, the fall of the Roman Empire; futurists believe that Revelation describes future events; and idealist or symbolic interpretations consider that Revelation does not refer to actual people or events, but is an allegory of the spiritual path and the ongoing struggle between good and evil.

     

    This study looks at this book as divinely inspired, along with the rest of the bible, and uses the vantage point of comparing earlier prophetic writings to help understand and interpret John's message to the early Christians.

  • The Resurrection of Christ

    Did the resurrection of Jesus occur as an actual historical event or was it an invented story made up by certain individuals over the course of time? Jesus' resurrection is the very cornerstone of Christianity.

     

    This course looks at all the empirical data and documented events surrounding this most amazing story. Historical records of both Jesus followers and others considered enemies of the movement from the 1st and 2nd centuries are viewed and discussed.

  • The Kingdom of God - Where is it?

    In this 3 week course we will be looking at Old Testament prophecy, and New Testament writings as it relates to the establishment of God's Kingdom.

  • New Testament Canon

    This course looks at the actual historical documentation from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries to understand the processes which brought about our New Testament.

     

    The New Testament portion of the Christian Bible contains 27 different books, or letters written by 10 different authors, each from different backgrounds. Why does it contain only 27 documents, and why these 27 documents. Out of the hundreds of documents written during the 1st and 2nd Centuries, why only these 27?

     

    The Bible itself cannot be used to answer this question, because the authors themselves never indicated a specific list of exclusive books to be included as a complete set. Was it a single 'council', or organization that determined the final set? The evidence may show otherwise.

  • Creation vs Evolution

    In the market place of ideas and institutions of learning, we are told by the priests of evolution that it is no longer a theory, but rather evolution a fact. The first question that comes to mind is, which version of evolution is a fact? Macro or Micro Evolution.

     

    The second question one should ask is which scientists believe which 'theory'? There are several theories being bandied about in the scientific communities, which don't agree on the details of Macro Evolution.

     

    This course looks at the available science and facts relating to this subject. We ask a lot of questions, search for answers and have open discussion.