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The Gospel of John

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

October 23 – December 11, 2022

Course Instructor: Ryan Snyder

This is the Gospel of the primal light, / The first beginning, and the fruitful end, / The soaring glory of an eagle's flight, / the quiet touch of a beloved friend." These opening lines declared over John's Gospel by priest and poet Malcolm Guite open our study. This course will provide an overview of John's Gospel. By the end of the course, students will understand the structure of the book, will be able to identify major themes, and will be able to confidently read and understand this work. "Come close with John, and feel the pulse of Love.

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Ecclesiastes

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

February 5 – March 26, 2023 

Course Instructor: Ryan Snyder

"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver" (Proverbs 16.16, NIV). The Bible consistently places an incredibly high value on the pursuit of wisdom. The books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon, the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament, all serve as aids in this journey. This course is designed to give students a brief overview of each of these books in order to quip them with the tools necessary to accurately gain wisdom and insight from these valuable works.
 

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Jesus the Messiah: God's Plan of Redemption

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

August 20 – October 8, 2023  

Course Instructor: TBD

Together, Matthew, Mark and Luke are considered the Synoptic Gospels. Though similar in many regards, each provides a unique perspective and insight into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This course will walk through the life of Christ from the vantage point of the Synoptic Gospels. By the end of the course, students will have a gained a greater understanding of the person of Jesus Christ and his work for our redemption.

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The Minor Prophets

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

October 22 – December 10, 2023

Course Instructor: TBD

The Minor Prophets include the twelve prophetic books from Hosea through Malachi. Though minor in size, they are rich in diversity and meaning. This course will provide a survey of these significant, though often overlooked, works. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify the major themes of the minor prophets, will have a framework for interpreting them, and will understand how they point to the coming of the Messiah.

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The Prison Epistles

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

March 12 – April 30, 2023

Course Instructor: TBD

The Prison Epistles, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, were all written by the Apostle Paul during one of his imprisonments. Together, they provide the Christian with a thorough depiction of Christ and the life of His Church. This course will survey the Prison Epistles in order to help students interpret and understand the depth and richness of these letters.

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Acts: The Origins of the Church

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

January 7 – February 25, 2024

Course Instructor: TBD

The book of Acts picks up where the Gospels left off. In it, the reader is introduced to the earliest years of the Church. To this end, Acts describes the challenges the Church faced, how the early Christians responded to those challenges, and how they sought to fulfill Christ's commission to share the Gospel "in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1.8). In this course, students will walk through Acts in order to understand its relevance for the Church today.

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Isaiah: Prophet of Judgment and Restoration

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

March 10  May 5, 2024

Course Instructor: TBD

The book of Isaiah is quoted over sixty times in the New Testament; only the Psalms is quoted more frequently by the New Testament authors. While the significance of this work cannot be overlooked, Isaiah remains a mystery for many Christians. This course is designed to give students an introduction to the book of Isaiah so they may be better equipped to understand it and its New Testament application. Following this course, students will be able to interpret the Isaiah, understanding its ancient context and its use in the New Testament.

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Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Studying the Bible

Sundays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Dates: TBD

Course Instructor: TBD

What is the purpose of reading the Old Testament Law? What do the parables of Jesus mean? How are the New testament letters supposed to be applied in the life of the modern Christian? All of these questions and more are answered by hermeneutics, the study of how to read the Bible. This course will provide a foundational understanding for how the Christian can interact with the Word of God in order to be "a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2.15).   

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