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SCHEDULE and ENROLLMENT – SPRING QUARTER 2019

Spring Quarter • April 1 – June 14, 2019

INSTRUCTIONS – To select a course click on “? Choose Full Credit or “? Choose Audit Only” to enroll in each course you would like to select. Your selections will appear to the right of the course list. You may take any course and take as many courses as you like. Choose either the full credit course or the audit only course for any one course. After you complete your selections click the “next” button at the bottom of the selected course list at the right of the page. To remove a course from your selected courses click on the red X on the course you want to remove in the list at the right of the page.

(Auditing means you can register and attend the course without any requirements. No university credit is earned.)

Monday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

New Covenant Theology: Christ-Centered View of Bible – Paul Buono – 2 units – Lounge
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Desarrollo del Carácter – Amor en 1 Corintios 13 – Marvin Barrera – 2 unidades – Library
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Monday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Character Development – In Your Finances – Bob Carter – 2 units – Lounge
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Panorama del Nuevo Testamento – II – Luis Lemus – 2 unidades – Library
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Tuesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

1 & 2 Peter and Jude – Clement Muwele – 2 units – Library
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Panorama del Antiguo Testamento – III – Moisés Lecca – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Tuesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Daniel Stories and Divine Sovereignty – Sam Cerny – 2 units – Library
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El Evangelio según San Juan – José Francia – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

An Exegetical Analysis of the Book of James, Chps. 1-2  – Edward Dalcour – 2 units – Library
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Tipología – Conectando los Puntos – Antonio Matute – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Book of Philippians – Steve Krantz – 2 units – Library
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Neumatología – La Doctrina del Espiritu Santo – Mario Orellana – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Saturday Seminars (One Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

The Power of Intercessory Prayer – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Paul Buono – 2 units – Lounge
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Escuchando la Voz de Dios – Sábado, 4 de mayo, 2019 – Billy Roe – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Field Experience (Any Day) Evangelism

ANY DAY – Evangelism – Field Experience
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Course Descriptions

MONDAY (6:40- 8:05 pm) New Covenant Theology: A Christ-Centered Method of Understanding Scripture (2 units)

Reformed theologians have traditionally viewed the unfolding of God’s divine plan with mankind through a theological system called Covenant Theology. More recently, another system was developed called Dispensationalism which helps us see God’s plan through different epochs of time. Although both of these systems help us understand some important aspects of God’s plan, the most important way to view God’s plan is by seeing how it all points to Christ and His New Covenant with mankind. Jesus is the beginning and end of every part of God’s plan through all of the ages and covenants. This theological or interpretative system with Christ at the center is called “New Covenant or Christotelic Theology.” 

We will see how we can and should view it all through the lens of the New Covenant and a Christ centered or “Christotelic” method of understanding Scripture. It’s all about Jesus!  Jesus said to them, “These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.” (Luke 24:44).

MONDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Character Development – III – Character in Your Finances (2 units)

This quarter we will focus on finances, the topic Jesus talked about the most. Jesus said that the way we handle our money is the way we will handle spiritual things. It is also the most important issue in marriage. Therefore, learning how to get out of debt, how to get the best buy, how to invest in God’s kingdom, how to make Jesus Lord of your finances, how to prosper, how to help the poor, etc., will help develop your character for spiritual things and for family living.

Character Development is a series of courses on the most important quality of a Christian – Christlike character. It’s 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 twelve Character Development courses are where you’ll learn them.

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Tuesday (6:40 – 8:05 pm) 1 & 2 Peter and Jude (2 units)

In his first letter, Peter tells us to “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15). Jude tells us to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered for the saints” (Jude 3). In his second letter, Peter tells us that “there will be false teachers among you, who secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them . . . and many will follow their destructive ways” (2 Peter 2:1–3). “These are murmurers (says Jude), complainers, walking according to their own lusts and they mouth great swelling words . . . But you . . . keep yourselves in the love of God . . . pulling them out of the fire” (Jude 16,21,23). 

     Be ready! Contend for the faith! Keep yourselves! Pull them out of the fire! These are words of action and words of battle. These are our marching orders in the last days as the army of God. We are to know the truth, be ready to explain it to others, protecting them from heresy and harm, and attempt to pull those that are going down the wrong path out of the fiery flames of falsehood! This course will help you stand at attention and use the sword of the Spirit for victory. You will be better prepared than ever to defend your faith and contend earnestly for it. Will you answer the call?

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TUESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Daniel Stories and Divine Sovereignty (2 units)

In speaking about the last days, Jesus referenced the prophet Daniel in Matthew 24:15 and added this exhortation, “Let the reader understand.” In other words, to understand how to respond rightly in these days, it is critical that we understand what Daniel said. In this course, we’ll be studying Daniel 1-6 with an emphasis on how God sovereignly works in history and in our own lives. We’ll be unpacking the meaning of Daniel’s testimony about God “to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings” (Daniel 2:21). 

In Daniel, God uses the wickedness of kings to further His purposes, yet does He cause that wickedness in any sense? He foreknows and foreordains the future, so do peoples’ choices even matter? He controls events large and small, so is mankind’s freedom real? As we dig into Daniel, we’ll be discussing these key biblical themes of foreknowledge, predestination, sovereignty, and responsibility. It is critical to understand these issues in order to discern God’s will and works in these last days.

WEDNESDAY (6:40 – 8:05 pm) An Exegetical Analysis of the Book of James, Chps. 1-2 (2 units)

Traditionally, as with Jude, James was held to be the biological brother of Jesus (cf. Galatians 1:18-2:9-10). James (who was called “James the Just”), was a leader of first church council in Jerusalem (cf. Acts 15:2-35). Also, as with Jude, this epistle has been canonically classified as a “catholic” (meaning “universal”) epistle; that is, it was written “universally” to all the churches (as with the other “universal” epistles – 1, 2 Peter, 1–3 John, and Jude). The epistle of James could have been written before the end of Paul’s first missionary journey (A.D. 46-48), when the inclusion of Gentiles first became an issue.

The book of James is a most interesting letter that is loaded with unique and very applicable theology. James is highly Christological, providing multi-layered theological insight. Aside from his high Christology, James addresses many sanctification issues, which are clear and pointed and thus, very useful for us today. We will explore select passages in chapters 1 and 2 in its original significance and proper context. This study of James will encourage you and increase your theological foundation regarding the Lord of Glory, as you live out your Christian life.

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WEDNESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Book of Philippians (2 units)

In this course we will immerse ourselves in the Book of Philippians, discovering the in-depth teaching and instruction of the Apostle Paul. We will explore the practical application of this epistle to our Christian lives and focus on how the words of this letter equip, transform, and empower us to be all we are called to be in Christ. As Philippians is appropriately called “The Epistle of Joy,” we will learn how to experience victorious, overcoming joy and peace in every circumstance of life and share these timeless truths with others. Those who study the teaching of this epistle and apply its principles will learn Paul’s secret of contentment even in life’s most difficult circumstances. “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:11-13).

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 Saturday Seminar – The Power of Intercessory Prayer – June 1, 2019 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

     We see chaos in our nation and the world around us. Evil is increasing and we see selfishness abounding. How can we make a difference and have an impact in seeing things change? What has God called us to do? Jesus gave us the solution: Intercessory prayer! Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Intercession is prayer that pleads with God for your needs and the needs of others. But it is also much more than that. Intercession involves taking hold of God’s will and refusing to let go until His will comes to pass.

In this seminar you will learn some key biblical concepts and dynamics of intercessory prayer and then dive into hands-on team intercession for the things God puts on your heart. Intercession changes the environment, changes circumstances, and can even change the world, because the One we are praying to is all knowing, all loving, and all powerful. Saturday, June 1, 9AM–3PM.

Evangelism – Field Experience (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.

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Descripciones de los Cursos

LUNES (6:40- 8:05 pm) Desarrollo del Carácter – Amor en 1 Corintios 13

El factor céntrico de la Cristiandad es el Señor Jesucristo. La Biblia dice que la voluntad perfecta de Dios es que cada uno de nosotros desarrollemos el carácter de Su Hijo, Jesucristo (Romanos 8:28–29). Cuando Jesús anduvo en la tierra, El constantemente predicaba del carácter divino, y regularmente condenaba a los religiosos hipócritas, cuyo carácter no era como el de Cristo. Un carácter divino es la cualidad más importante del Cristiano. Este curso difiere completamente en comparación a cursos seculares que llevan el mismo nombre.

     El aprender todo acerca del Señor y la Biblia es estupendo. Aprender a ministrar con poder es fenomenal. Ahora bien, si no desarrollamos el carácter de Cristo en nuestras vidas no estamos viviendo como cristianos, y eventualmente terminaremos acabados por el mundo, la carne o el diablo. Dios tiene pasos definidos en la Biblia para alcanzar la victoria en cada área de nuestras vidas, y en este curso de Desarrollo del Carácter tú los aprenderás. Este curso es uno de los más emocionantes de la universidad entera, es un transformador de vidas que definitivamente no olvidarás. Este trimestre nos enfocaremos en el “Capitulo del Amor” en la primera carta de Pablo a los Corintios, y aprenderemos como aplicar el amor verdadero a nuestras vidas.

LUNES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) Panorama del Nuevo Testamento – II 

¡El Nuevo Testamento contiene más veracidad en menos espacio que cualquier libro del mundo! Es la Palabra de Dios para nosotros en el día de hoy a pesar de que a veces parece largo y difícil de comprender. Este curso traerá el Nuevo Testamento a un enfoque claro, dándole un entendimiento por medio del cual usted puede estudiar y reunir valiosas verdades para conservar el resto de su vida. Es un marco para muchos otros cursos que indagan en libros especificos y partes del Nuevo Testamento.   

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MARTES (6:40–8:05 PM) Panorama del Antiguo Testamento – III

El Nuevo Testamento fue escrito principalmente para personas que estaban totalmente versadas en el Antiguo y por lo tanto el Nuevo no puede ser entendido correctamente hasta que estemos familiarizados con el Antiguo. Esta es la tercera de un curso de tres partes sobre el Antiguo Testamento. Este trimestre entenderemos los libros de sabiduría y  los proféticos. La vida es difícil. Vivimos en tiempos oscuros y peligrosos. Por eso es que necesitamos sabiduría. Los libros de sabiduría ponen la piedad en ropas de trabajo sin evitar las preguntas más perturbadoras de la vida. Los maestros de Israel vieron un mundo lleno de amenaza y proclamaron la sabiduría como la llave a una vida próspera. Los Salmos tienen un lugar único en la Biblia porque la mayoría de las Escrituras nos hablan a nosotros, mientras que los Salmos hablan por nosotros. Los profetas dramatizan el carácter de Dios como ningún otro libro lo hace. Los profetas permanecen en la presencia de Dios (Jer. 15:19), escuchan la voz de Dios, sienten Su corazón. Sus palabras son frecuentemente consoladoras y a menudo severas. La boca del profeta es una “espada aguda”. Él es una “saeta bruñida tomada de la aljaba de Dios” (Is. 49:2). En sumisión a la autoridad y majestad de Dios (eso es, en el temor del Señor) iniciamos y continuamos nuestra educación; y por la diligente búsqueda de la sabiduría “como un tesoro escondido” encontraremos nuestro premio en una creciente intimidad con el Señor (Pr 2:5).

MARTES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) El Evangelio según San Juan

     El Evangelio según San Juan es frecuentemente considerado el más importante, profundo y universal de los cuatro evangelios. Es típicamente el primer libro que un Cristiano recién convertido debe leer para familiarizarse con su Señor y Salvador, Cristo Jesús. El dominio del contenido básico de este evangelio constituye una parte muy importante en la educación Bíblica, dando al estudiante un entendimiento sobresaliente de Jesús como la Palabra de Dios.

Durante el curso, el estudiante es guiado capítulo por capítulo a través de todo el libro en una manera sistemática. El estudio observa la imagen general de Cristo que se expone en este libro y el significado específico de las narraciones individuales y las enseñanzas de cada capítulo del libro.

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MIÉRCOLES (6:40- 8:05 pm) Tipología – Conectando los Puntos

Un “tipo” (de la palabra griega typos, que significa “impresión, modelo o imagen”) es una persona, evento o institución en la historia de la redención del Antiguo Testamento que prefigura la correspondiente pero mayor realidad en el Nuevo Testamento. Un tipo es una copia, un patrón o modelo que signifique una realidad mayor. La mayor realidad a la que un tipo refiere, y en el que encuentra su cumplimiento, se conoce como un antitipo. Por ejemplo, el anti-tipo del templo es el mismo Jesucristo, porque Jesús se refirió a sí mismo como justo eso. Además, Jesús es el mayor antitipo de todos los tipos, y todo el Antiguo Testamento apunta a él. Pues, Jesús es la Palabra de Dios.

En este curso, vamos a “conectar los puntos” entre los tipos del Antiguo Testamento y los antitipos del Nuevo Testamento. A medida que conectamos estos puntos, vamos a ver un tapiz impresionante y hermoso que Dios ha preparado para mostrar a nosotros la plenitud de Su verdad y revelación. De hecho, la comprensión de la tipología es una pieza clave en la comprensión de la Biblia y de los caminos de Dios. Vamos a aprender a entender e interpretar estos tipos y cómo se cumplen y por qué es tan importante para entender toda la amplitud y el alcance de la palabra de Dios, desde el Génesis hasta el Apocalipsis. Estoy emocionado de ir en esta gran aventura con usted en este trimestre. ¡Vamos a conectar los puntos juntos!

MIÉRCOLES (8:25–10:00 pm) Neumatología – La Doctrina del Espíritu Santo

   En este curso estaremos enfocando en la tercera persona de la Trinidad, el glorioso Espíritu de Dios. Nuestra meta es aprender acerca de El, acercarnos a El, y traerle gloria. Vamos a crecer en nuestro entendimiento de quien El es y como podemos “crecer en el Espíritu,” “amar en el Espíritu,” “mover en el Espíritu,” y “andar en el Espíritu.” Nuestro gran deseo es para una renovación y avivamiento Espiritual en la iglesia y en el mundo que traiga multitudes a Cristo. Ven Santo Espíritu!

Estaremos estudiando los siguiente tópicos: (1) El Santo Espíritu en el Antiguo Testamento: hablando por medio de los profetas y empoderando al pueblo de Dios; (2) El Santo Espíritu en el Nuevo Testamento: el poder de Pentecostés, los frutos del Espíritu, y los dones del Espíritu; (3) El Santo Espíritu en la iglesia: Dándonos el poder para vivir una vida victoriosa; (4) El Santo Espíritu en el mundo: Convicción, juicio, regeneración, y nueva vida; (5) renovación y avivamiento del Espíritu Santo (6) Movimientos y fenómenos Carismáticos (7) La primera, segunda y tercera ola del Espíritu Santo en el siglo 20 y siglo 21.

“Porque si vivís conforme a la carne, habréis de morir; pero si por el Espíritu hacéis morir las obras de la carne, viviréis. Porque todos los que son guiados por el Espíritu de Dios, los tales son hijos de Dios.” -Romanos 8:13-14.

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SEMINARIO DE SÁBADO (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) Escuchando la Voz De Dios – Billy Roe

     Seminario de sábado, 4 de Mayo, a las 9AM-3AM.

Evangelismo – Facultad

La palabra “evangelismo” significa llevar las Buenas Nuevas de salvación a través de Jesucristo a otras personas. Jesús vino para predicar el evangelio a los pobres, y Él continua haciéndolo hasta el día de hoy a través de nuestras bocas, ya que nosotros somos Su Cuerpo (1 Cor. 12:27). Cómo podremos aprender a evangelizar? Primeramente, haciéndolo! Esta clase es un “campo para experimentar.” Cada estudiante establece un programa de evangelismo semanal, regularmente realizado en su propia iglesia, entonces viene al director de la Universidad para trabajar bajo un plan supervisado.

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