This course will survey the entire Bible, Genesis through Revelation, giving you a glimpse of the glory of God, a basic understanding of how the Bible works, an overview of the contents of each book, how it fits in with the rest of the Bible, the theology it teaches, and how you can benefit from it and use it in your own personal studies and life and ministry.
This course will be practical and I can guarantee if you come humbly, depending on the Holy Spirit, it will radically change you because the goal of this course is to take you deep into what the Bible actually means. The purpose of this foundational course is to help you understand the Bible and equip you to explain them to others. It will help you better read the Bible and apply it to your life. It will help you as you listen to the Scriptures being preached to be able to identify when people are misusing it and attempting to lead you astray. It will also enable you to speak about the Scriptures with others in a helpful way.
During this one year course, you will receive a clear overview of the word of God. You will come to understand what each book is basically about, its structure and literary form, the main characters, its theology, and how it fits into the overall story of the Bible.
Course outline/Schedule 2020 (Tentative)
The class will run on the last Saturday of every month from 8:30 am - 16:30 pm. (Lunch and refreshments provided)
February: Introduction to the Old Testament and Pentateuch
March: Pentateuch and Former Prophets
April: Former Prophets
May: Major Prophets
June: Minor Prophets
July: Mid-year exam and review
August: Wisdom Books
September: Introduction to the New Testament and Gospels
October: Acts and Letters of Paul
November: General Epistles
The homework for the course will consist of the following:
- Listening to specific audio lectures before the class
- Scripture memorization and quiz
- Developing a "Reading Assistant"
- Final exam
What is a reading assistant?
From the second class on you will develop and bring to class something called a reading assistant. This will be one or two pages that you could keep in your Bible that will help you as you go to read the various books of the Bible we studied in the class previously. This “Assistant” will need to include the following information:
- Outline of the books
- One sentence theme of the books
- Bullet points on how these books can help you share the gospel
- Identify several Christian life issues that are addressed in these books
- Tips how to benefit from reading these books
You will also enjoy the interaction with the lecturer to answer questions and fellowship with other students.
Cost per course:
Total cost R1100.00 per year / R100.00 per month.
Students will also receive additional resources.
Please note the REGISTRATION for 2020 is currently closed! But we look forward to having you join us in 2021.