Eschatology – Unraveling the End Times (2 units)
End Times Prophecy, discount the Signs of the End, cialis 40mg the Rapture, the Apostasy, the Antichrist, the False Prophet, the One World Order, the Abomination of Desolation, the Great Tribulation, the 144,000, the End Times Babylon, the Last Days Martyrs, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium, the Lake of Fire, the Great White Throne Judgment, the Lamb’s Book of Life, the New Jerusalem…and where does America fit into all this? Where do I fit in? Shouldn’t we just be doing the work of ministry and not worry about all this? Is it just symbolic or literal? Will we be here during the Tribulation period? Didn’t a lot of this already happen in the first century? Where are we in the prophet timetable? Hasn’t every generation before us thought they were going to see all of this? Where does the church fit into all of this? How about our Jewish friends? Can I really figure all this out or is it just meant to be difficult to understand? What will happen to my unsaved family and cats if I go in the Rapture?
We’ll tie together the O.T. Prophets and the words of Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John to unravel each piece. I hope when the class is over you’ll have clarified what you understand, solidified what you believe and that this belief will empower you and take you to a new level of ministry and zeal for what is about to come. To God be all the glory. Hope to see you there!
Character Development – The Beatitudes of Jesus (2 units)
After giving us the Beatitudes, Jesus said, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house upon the rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock” (Matthew 7:24-25). In this course you will learn how to build your life upon Jesus’ words so that you will never fall.
Character Development is a series of courses on the most important quality of a Christian – character. It’s what Jesus commended in the wise man who builds his house upon the rock (Matthew 7:24), and the very opposite of the hypocrisy Jesus condemned in the religious leaders of His day. God wants us to walk in victory and become like His Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 8:28-29). Learning all about the Lord and the Bible is great. Learning to minister in power is wonderful. But if we do not develop His character we will eventually get shot down by the world, the flesh, or the devil. God has definite steps to achieve victory in each area of our lives and the 12 Character Development courses are where you’ll learn them.
Isaiah (2 units)
Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first thirty-nine chapters (like the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament) are filled with judgment upon immoral and idolatrous men. But the final twenty-seven chapters (like the twenty-seven books of the New Testament) declare a message of hope. The Messiah is coming as a Savior and a Sovereign to bear a cross and to wear a crown.
In this course, we will explore the depths of this wondrous book of Isaiah. We will look at history, fulfilled prophecy, yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecy, and how our wonderful God wants to use these words to touch our lives today, personally and in our ministries. Get ready!
The Lifestyle of John the Baptist (2 units)
In explaining John’s life and ministry, Jesus said, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt 11:12) While many in those days were just living life, John was preparing for the coming of the King. God’s kingdom was at hand, and John showed us how to both freely receive and forcefully seize it. His spiritually violent lifestyle is an example for us. So let us learn from him and experience as much of the kingdom of heaven as possible while on this earth. Let’s not settle for anything less than that!
The Theology of the Apostle John: Christology, Soteriology, and Sanctification (2 units)
This class will explore the definitive theology of the “disciple that Jesus loved.” The Apostle John’s literature (his Gospel, three epistles, and Revelation) provides some of the highest Christology in the NT (esp. within the content of the words of Christ recorded in John’s narrative [Gospel and Revelation]). We will also will examine the many issues dealing with sanctification as John infallibly defines godly living. This class will certainly benefit Christians both theology and in their sanctification.
New Testament Survey – I (2 units)
A vibrant faith and a fruitful ministry are built upon the solid foundation of biblical truth. The New Testament contains more truth in less space than any other book of the world! Since it is God’s authoritative Word for us today, it is essential that we understand its message. The purpose of this course is to gain a “bird’s eye view” of the entire New Testament. We will see how each individual book fits into the overall message of the New Testament.
This course is intended to be a springboard to further study that will enable you to teach the New Testament books. This course is designed to provoke a powerful change in our lives as we are confronted with what it means to be true lovers of Christ while entering a deeper experience of the abundant life He offers. By taking measurable steps in the power of the Holy Spirit to imitate Christ, we will come to know Him better as we become more faithful and more potent disciples of Jesus.
Evangelism (2 units)
The word “evangelism” means taking the good news about salvation through Jesus Christ to other people. Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor, and He is still doing that today through us, because we are His body (1 Corinthians 12:27). How do we learn to evangelize? Mainly by doing it. This is a “field experience” course, which involves witnessing for at least one and a half hours a week, turning in weekly lists of the people witnessed to, reading a missionary book (supplied) and writing five pages of notes on it.
How to Love Muslims to Christ – Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 (2 units)
A one-day seminar on a Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10AM–4PM. Islam today claims over one billion adherents. Each one is a person for whom Jesus died on the Cross. Islam denies that salvation comes through Jesus, and yet Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). This means that God, Who is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9) wants us to win them to Christ, lest they be lost for eternity. On top of that, Islam believes that it is its mission to wipe out Christianity, even if violence is required. This course will consider the dual challenge of winning Muslims to Christ, and facing the determination of Islam to take over the world. You will gain a new world of insight from Roubik Hoospianmer, an Iranian pastor who has been on the front lines for 36 years. He is one of the most exciting speakers you will ever hear. Bring your friends!