COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BIBLE HISTORY I | Richard Rogers | 24

A chronological study of the people, places, times, and events of the Old Testament. This course covers Genesis through Deuteronomy.


THE SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM | Gerald Paden | 12

A focused study of the major sacrifices in the Law of Moses, centered in the book of Leviticus. Learn how these sacrifices were offered, how they related to the Jews, and how they relate to Christians today. See also how they foreshadowed the one all-sufficient sacrifice of Jesus Christ.


BIBLE HISTORY II | Richard Rogers | 24

A chronological study of the people, places, times, and events of the Old Testament. This course covers Joshua through Malachi.


PSALMS | Charles Speer | 24

The psalms reveal both the heart of God and the wide spectrum of human emotion and experience. This study introduces the literary styles of the psalms, and takes the student through a survey of all types of psalms, including praise psalms, imprecatory psalms, forgiveness psalms, and Messianic psalms.


ISAIAH | Richard Rogers | 24

This study of one of the most beautiful books of the Bible will cause you to better appreciate the working of God to bring His Messiah for the salvation of His people. Many prophecies about Jesus will be studied.


JEREMIAH | Dayton Keesee | 24

The prophecies of Jeremiah come from a heart that is ripping apart in pain for an unbelieving people. This study will show us the heart of God, His love for His people, and His justice and mercy.


DANIEL | Ted Stewart | 12

This course is a study of an Old Testament book which has been neglected by many Bible students and perhaps overworked by others. The very nature of the book--containing much figurative language--has given rise to a wide variety of ideas. This course strives to be an honest and balanced study and evaluation of those ideas.


MINOR PROPHETS | Richard Rogers | 24

Although the prophets were speaking to the house of Israel, the concepts these books contain are relevant to our modern day world. You will be lifted high with the realization that God not only works in the lives of individuals, but also in the affairs of nations.

THE LIFE OF CHRIST | Richard Rogers | 24

A detailed overview of the teachings and works of Jesus Christ, from His birth to His resurrection and the various phases of His ministry in between.


GOSPEL OF JOHN | Doyle Gilliam | 24

The book of John was written to create faith in unbelievers — faith that Jesus is the Christ and that, through that faith, eternal life could be had. This study digs deep into the text of John's gospel, including the seven signs John used to show the world that Jesus is the Son of God, and thus deity.


ACTS | Abe Lincoln | 24

Action is what it is all about! This study moves, showing the action of both godly and ungodly people as they react to the message of Jesus. The challenge of this study is one of duplicating the enthusiasm and growth of the early church. Note: This is an exegetical study of Acts, with emphasis on the doctrinal applications it contains. For a less detailed, more historical survey of Acts, see our course "The Church in the Book of Acts" below.


THE CHURCH IN ACTS | Richard Rogers | 12

A survey of the dynamic growth of the early church, along with the challenges encountered along the way, and the beginning of missions. This study contains many useful applications for Christians and churches seeking growth. Note: This is a historical overview of Acts, with emphasis on the example of the early church and its growth. For a more in-depth doctrinal study of Acts, see our course "Acts" above.


ROMANS | Richard Rogers | 24

An in-depth and inspiring study of the book of Romans, in which we learn about the need for righteousness, God's provision of righteousness, and our experience of living a life of righteousness.


I CORINTHIANS | Abe Lincoln | 22

The purpose of this first letter to Corinth was two-fold: (1) to correct the problems which existed in that congregation, and (2) to answer questions which they had asked Paul. In this course Abe Lincoln meets these problems and questions head on as he discusses also the underlying principles and solutions that are as relevant today as they were in 55 A.D.

II CORINTHIANS | Abe Lincoln | 12

This study follows and explores this letter in which Paul encourages and exhorts the church to faithfulness and purity, instructs and encourages the church in the grace of giving, and gives a defense of his apostolic authority. Included are some great lessons for the 21st century church.


GALATIANS | Ed Wharton | 12

This study will help you understand more fully the relationship between law and grace. You will get a view of the freedom which Christ on the cross provides for all those who, by faith, follow Jesus.


EPHESIANS | Gerald Paden | 12

In the book of Ephesians, the eternal purpose of God is summed up in Christ and His church. Paul exalts the body of Christ and shows its honored place in the scheme of God to save and glorify His people. The church is shown to be the fruit of God's great wisdom.


PHILIPPIANS | Doyle Gilliam | 12

Philippians is a love letter written to a church that loved and provided for the man who brought the gospel to them. Even though in prison, Paul encourages the church to serve God honestly and joyfully and offers himself as an example of Christian living in adversity.


COLOSSIANS & PHILEMONS | Bob Martin | 12

Jesus is the way out of darkness into light. He is the image of the invisible God. All things were created through Him. He is the control center of the body. Jesus is it!... number one! A study of these books will increase your awareness of the greatness of Jesus Christ and of the relationship of His people in the church.


I & II THESSALONIANS | Doyle Gilliam | 12

These are love letters written by Paul to Christians who were recipients of his and God's love. Faith, hope, and love are major themes in Thessalonians as is the second coming of Christ. In these epistles we get a glimpse of the inner feelings of Paul for his converts.


I & II TIMOTHY & TITUS | Tex Williams | 13

These are Paul's letters of practical application to public worship and service, to smoother personal relationships and to sound teaching and good works. This study will clear up questions and open new doors of understanding that challenge and motivate to more dedicated service.


HEBREWS | Gerald Paden 24

This course reveals the contrast between the old and the new in the unfolding of God's plan of revelation and redemption. Jesus is shown to be superior to angels, to Moses, to Aaron, and to Joshua. The New Covenant is shown to be superior in every way to the Old Covenant. Note: It is strongly advised that you take our course The Sacrificial System prior to taking Hebrews. Credit students who have not already completed.


JAMES | Ron Bontrager | 12

Faith is at the heart of the book of James, and the living out of this faith permeates all that the writer teaches. Beginning with the trials and temptations that all believers face, James connects believing and doing.


LETTERS OF PETER | Ted Stewart | 12

The general epistles of Peter give us practical guidelines for our daily lives. Peter reveals for us the glory of our salvation and urges us on to victory, holding on to God's grace in the midst of trials and tribulations. These books are a must in our growth to maturity in His service.


LETTERS OF JOHN | Gerald Paden | 12

This course explores the many valuable concepts contained in the letters of 1, 2, and 3 John. Areas of study include fellowship with God, love for the brethren and for God, forgiveness of sins, and assurance of salvation.


REVELATION | Richard Rogers | 24

The victory of Christ and His people over Satan and all his forces is the central thrust and theme of Revelation. Richard will guide you through a study of this book in such a way that you will thrill at the assurance of the protection and ultimate victory of the faithful. Note: It is strongly advised that you take our course on Daniel prior to taking Revelation.

APOLOGETICS I - HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES | Ed Wharton | 12

A course presenting the objective nature of the basic beliefs of the Christian religion. Topics covered include Jesus as a person in history, the accuracy of the New Testament writings, and the evidence for the identity, character, and resurrection of Jesus.


APOLOGETICS II - NEW DISCOVERIES | Ted Stewart | 24

This detailed study of Christian apologetics covers a lot of important ground, starting with evidence and logical reasoning related to the existence of God, the origins of the universe and of mankind, and the inspiration of the Bible. The instructor goes on to present recent archaeological and historical findings that shed light on Old Testament events and chronology.


BASICS OF CHRISTIAN COUINSELING | Ken Wilson, PhD| 12

This course prepares church leaders and other Christians to understand and help others. While certain mental health needs of individuals require the care of a specialist or professional, many fundamental needs can be ministered to by loving, caring, trained Christians. This course is a step in that direction.


BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION | Charles Speer | 12

This course will provide insight into ways to study the Bible and will suggest some tools with which to enhance your study. Charles Speer methodically takes you step by step through various ways you should approach a study of the Bible.


BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS | Richard Rogers | 12

This study examines the very foundations of the gospel message and of the call to spread it throughout the world. Beginning with the sovereignty of God Himself, the study delves into mission principles, the nature of the gospel, examples of missions, and the concept of small groups.


DISTINCTIVE NATURE OF THE CHURCH | Ed Wharton | 12

A study of the New Testament's teaching about the church that Christ established, both in the first century and today. Topics covered include the pattern principle and the church's identity, leadership, and worship.


HISTORY AND NATURE OF CHRISTIANITY | Jay Don Rogers | 24

This course provides an insightful and comprehensive overview of the foundations of Christianity and its message. Topics studied include the Biblical documents, the promise of a Messiah, the life and character of Jesus, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, the old and new covenants, the church, and post-apostolic church history.


HOMILETICS I | Ed Wharton | 13

This course specifically addresses the powerful and awesome task of preaching. After discussing the identity, work, and power of a preacher, the instructor models and teaches the technique of outlining and explains several different types of sermons that can be preached. This course includes several recorded sermons as examples for the student to observe.


INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN COUNSELING | Truman Scott, PhD | 12

This course delves into the details of the principles and unique nature of Christian counseling. The qualities and preparation of the counselor are explained, as well as the responsibilities of the counselee and the relationship between counselor and counselee. Note: It is strongly advised that you take our course Basics of Christian Counseling prior to taking Introduction to Christian Counseling.


SCHEME OF REDEMPTION | Ed Wharton | 12

This study is a comprehensive look at God's eternal purpose, or scheme that started before creation and continues to its summation in eternity. God's promises and their fulfillments are studied in historical context, showing Jesus -- and the redemption He brings -- as the focal point of God's plan.


THE CHRISTIAN HOME | Ken Wilson, PhD | 12

A focused discussion of Biblical examples and wise considerations for building and growing a godly family. This course addresses the marriage relationship as well as parenting.