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Certificate in Bible

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Isaiah

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

August 22 – October 10, 2021

Course Instructor: Matthew Dereck

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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The Prison Epistles

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

October 24 – December 12, 2021

Course Instructor: Patrick Lapp

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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Jesus the Messiah: God's Plan of Redemption

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

January 9 – February 27, 2022

Course Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong

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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Wisdom Literature

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

March 13 – May 1, 2022

Course Instructor: Matthew Dereck

"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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Genesis

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

August 21 – October 9, 2022

Course Instructor: Patrick Lapp

The book of Genesis provides the groundwork for everything else we read in Scripture. In it, the reader learns about original creation, how evil entered and impacted that creation,  and the beginning of God's promise and response to that evil. This course will survey the book of Genesis, providing students with the ability understand different perspectives on it and with the ability to see how the message of Genesis resonates throughout the Scriptures.

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The Book of Acts

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

October 23 – December 11, 2022

Course Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong

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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The Gospel of John

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

January 8 – February 26, 2023

Course Instructor: Matthew Dereck

Charles Haddon Surgeon writes, "John is the majestic evangelist. He is the high-soaring eagle with piercing eyes. His is the Gospel of the Son of God. We cannot describe the deity of Christ in clearer language than John uses. He was with God. He was God." 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.

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The Minor Prophets

Sundays from 7:00–8:30pm Central Time (UTC-6:00)

March 12 – April 30, 2023

Course Instructor: Patrick Lapp

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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