God is a God of language. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made (Psalm 33:6-9). The worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible (Heb. 11:3). The Bible is His Word (1 Thess. 2:13). The Word was God (John 1:1). . . .Who upholds all things by the word of His power (Heb. 1:3). The Bible is a book, written in human language. In order to understand it a person must understand the meanings of the words (vocabulary), the syntax (grammar), history, background, etc.
You will be able to minister more effectively and speak into the lives of a greater variety of people when you properly understand the Bible and improve your use of language. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and are life (John 6:63). Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth (John 17:17). (2 units per quarter)
LG-198 How to Write Reports, Papers and Articles
Today more than ever there is a need for competent leaders among God’s people. Besides character, spirituality, Biblical knowledge, people skills and other qualities normally associated with leaders, there is also a need for leaders to be able to express themselves clearly and communicate effectively, both in speaking and writing. After all, God’ primary of communicating with us is through His written Word, the Bible.
This course will teach you how to organize your thoughts and communicate them more effectively in writing such things as reports, papers, articles and sermons. The instructor will use a variety of teaching methods and continually adjust the methods and content to fit the students currently attending. (2 units per quarter)
Our New Testament is translated from Greek manuscripts. Learning Greek provides the student an opportunity to gain rich insights and an appreciation of certain aspects of the text which do not translate easily into English. (2 units per quarter)
The Old Testament was written primarily in Hebrew. Learning this language is difficult, yet the benefits are worth the effort, because Hebrew understands and presents truth in a different way than either English or Greek. (2 units per quarter)