Online Certificate and Diploma in Theology

 

 

 

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Our Commitment to Biblical Study

"Study to show thyself approved unto God…"

{II Timothy 2:15}

These amazing courses are 100% online, and 100% FREE! There is also an option to receive a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.

Trinity International Theological Seminary offers free online courses in books of the Bible and related theological subjects. Our Seminary is affiliated with Trinity College of the Bible in Evansville, Indiana, USA, the pioneer of Theological Distance Learning: who for over four decades trained thousands of students around the world. All courses have been designed by seminary faculty with earned doctorates in theology and related disciplines. 

The Seminary provides easily accessible theological study program that is delivered online or by distance learning. This innovative system eliminates the need for textbooks and other study materials that are often expensive and difficult to obtain. All of the required study materials are provided as part of the program. Every course is practical, richly rewarding and ideal for both clergy and laymen and women.

The academic standards and expected outcomes of the programs, have been developed around a rigorous standard of the highest quality, and are expected to be comparable to similar programs offered at respected Christian institutions of higher learning. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the Ministerial License of the Trinity Ministerial Fellowship.

 

FREE COURSES IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

If you are looking for a FREE and practical method of discovering what the Bible teaches about key issues, these programs are for you!  12 courses lead the student on a comprehensive Bible journey resulting in a clear understanding of the subject.  Perfect for clergy and laymen and women, or anyone wanting to be certain of what the Scriptures actually teach on the subject.

Completion of a course will earn you a Certificate of Achievement. 6 Certificates of Achievement will earn you the Seminary's Certificate in Theology. 12 Certificates of Achievement will earn you the Seminary's Diploma in Theology. No degrees are given.

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately.  All our courses are 'open-entry' so there are no pre-requisite to signing up. All you need is access to a computer and the internet, and the desire to learn! On completion of each course, you have the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement, upon payment of an administrative fee of $20 USD.

 

A WORD ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EARNING A CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA-

Certificate and Diploma programs are the latest trend in adult higher education.  To meet the rising demand, United States institutions of higher learning are expected to greatly increase the number of certificate programs currently offered.  Not surprisingly, the value and prestige of earning a certificate and diploma is beginning to rival that of the associate degree, and in some cases even the baccalaureate degree.  Certificates and diplomas are an ideal way to gain competency quickly and less expensively.  They are also considered a more reasonable stepping stone toward earning a degree if that is the ultimate goal.                                                              

Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course

To receive your optional Certificate of Achievement, we need the following information from you:

  1. The course you have completed.
  2. Your names as you would like it to appear on your Certificate.
  3. Your full mailing address.
  4. Your email address and telephone number (if any)
  5. One page essay summarizing your understanding of the course. This can be emailed to: info@titseminary.org

By submitting this statement, you are affirming that you actually completed the course for which you are requesting the Certificate, and that you understand that the fee is non- refundable.

Please send the above documentation with your Check, Money Order or Bank draft in the amount of $20 (Twenty U.S. Dollars) per course, drawn on a USA Bank, and mail to:

Trinity International Theological Seminary, P. O. Box 1591, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117, USA.

You may also email the above documentation to: info@titseminary.org. Payments can be made by credit or debit card, or PayPal on our website: www.titseminary.org 

NOTE: Students residing outside the United States must include additional $5 (Five U.S. Dollars) for certificate mailing and handling cost. 

Please note: The courses are free of charge and you are not required to send us the above documentation if you do not need a Certificate of Achievement.

 

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To request a Brochure or Catalog, please email the Seminary: info@titseminary.org

Please note that students must have regular access to internet and an email account.

COURSES

The Bible Teaching on God the Father "A Spirit infinite, eternal and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth." (Westminster Confession).  Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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The Bible Teaching on God the Son:  Christ Jesus is God, the Son. He fulfills the role of the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the world. He is perfect in His humanity and in His deity. Christ Jesus is the Anointed One of the Old Testament. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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The Bible Teaching on God the Holy Spirit: The Christian should be as familiar with the Person and work of the Holy Spirit as with the ministry and work of the Father and the Son.  This course provides an exhaustive review of the Biblical teaching concerning the Holy Spirit. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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The Bible Teaching on the Doctrine of Man:  Man: A human being, male or female, with no reference to sex, race, or nationality; a being originally created in the likeness and image of God; a personal, rational, moral being now bearing the image of Adam. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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The Bible Teaching on the Doctrine of Salvation:  Salvation is God's spiritual and eternal deliverance from the consequences of sin of those of lost humanity who repent and receive Christ and His atoning sacrifice. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Survey of the Book of Genesis: This entry-level course combines Bible study with practical theology.  It is ideal for those expecting to gain a fundamental understanding of the Book of Genesis and the practical spiritual lessons taught in this wonderful Book. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Survey of the Book of Exodus: This entry-level course combines Bible study with practical theology.  It is ideal for those expecting to gain a fundamental understanding of the Book of Exodus and the practical spiritual lessons taught in this wonderful Book. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Survey of the Book of Leviticus: This entry-level course combines Bible study with practical theology.  It is ideal for those expecting to gain a fundamental understanding of the Book of Leviticus and the practical spiritual lessons taught in this wonderful Book. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Survey of the Books of Joshua & Judges: This entry-level course combines Bible study with practical theology.  It is ideal for those expecting to gain a fundamental understanding of the Books of Joshua & Judges and the practical spiritual lessons taught in this wonderful Book. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Survey of the Book of Psalms: This entry-level course combines Bible study with practical theology.  It is ideal for those expecting to gain a fundamental understanding of the most beloved book of the Old Testament and the practical spiritual lessons taught in this amazing collection of Hebrew wisdom literature. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Survey of the Book of Daniel: This entry-level course combines Bible study with practical theology.  It is ideal for those expecting to gain a fundamental understanding of Old Testament Biblical prophecy and the practical spiritual lessons taught in this amazing God-inspired historical document.  Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Survey of the Book of Hebrews: This entry-level course combines Bible study with practical theology.  It is ideal for those expecting to gain a fundamental understanding of the Book of Hebrews as well as basic but practical way to prepare to preach or teach this Book to others. Click Here to View and Print Course Material

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Course Name: The Bible Teaching on God the Father

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll at a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST:  This is a comprehensive tuition-free study.  You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH:  Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer. You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.   Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn. Since there are tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn.
  6. Mark your Bible.  Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate! Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly.You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Definition: "A Spirit infinite, eternal and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth." (Westminster Confession).

God is One: Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; 1Corinthians 8:6; 1 Timothy 2:5; James 2:19.

God reveals Himself in three Persons: As Father: John 6:27; 1 Peter 1:2.

As the only begotten Sonof God: John 1:1,14; John 1:18; Titus 2:13; Colossians 2:9. As the Holy Spirit: Matthew 28:19,20; John 14:16,17,26; Romans 8:9-11.

God reveals Himself by many Names: In the Old Testament we have "God" as in Genesis 1:1; "Lord" as in Genesis 15:2; "LORD" as in Genesis 2:4; "Lord GOD" as in Genesis 15:2; "LORD God" as in Genesis 2:4; "LORD of Hosts" as in 1Samuel 1:3; "LORD JEHOVAH" as in Isaiah 12:2; "Almighty God" as in Genesis 17:1; "Everlasting God" as in Genesis 21:33; "Mighty God" as in Isaiah 9:6,7; "Most High God" as in Genesis 14:18. God is eternal: Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 9:7; Isaiah 44:6; Romans 1:20; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1Timothy 6:15,16; 2 Peter 3:8; Revelation 10:6.

God is truth: Numbers 23:19; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalms 33:4; Psalms 100:5; John 8:26; John. 17:17; Titus 1:2; Revelation 6:10; Revelation 15:3.

God is holy: Leviticus 19:2; 1Samuel 2:2; Psalms 22:3; Isaiah 6:3; Isaiah 57:15; Luke 1:49; John 17:11; James 1:13; 1John 1:5; 2:20.

God is just: Deuteronomy 10:17; Job 21:22; Psalms 19:9; Psalms 96:13; Jeremiah 11:20; Acts 17:31; Romans 2:2; 1Peter 1:17; 2Peter 2:9.

God is love: Deuteronomy 23:5; Psalms 89:33; John 3:16; John 14:21; Romans 5:8; 2Corinthians 13:11; Titus 3:4; 1 John 4:8, 9, 10, 16, 19.

God has all power (omnipotent): Genesis 18:14; Job 42:2; Matthew 19:26; Revelation 19:6; Revelation 21:22.

God has all knowledge (omniscient): 1 Samuel 2:3; 16:7; Job 36:4; Proverbs 5:21; Acts 1:24; Romans 11: 33,34; Hebrews 4:13.

God is everywhere (omnipresent): 1 Kings 8:27; Psalms 139:3,5,7,8,9,10; Jeremiah 23:23; Acts 17:24,27,28.

God is invisible: Exodus 33:20; John 1:18; John 6:46; 1 Timothy 1:17.

God is unchanging: Psalms 33:11; Malachi. 3:6; Romans 11:29; Hebrews 6:17.

God created all things: Genesis 1 and 2; Exodus 20:11; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalms 8:3; Psalms 121:2; Acts 4:24; Acts 17:24; Hebrews 11:3.

God sustains all things (Providence): Genesis 8:22; Psalms 65:9-13; Psalms 103: 3-5; Matthew 6:26-33; Acts 14:17; 2Corinthians 9:8-10.

God rules all things: Exodus15:18; 1 Samuel l2:6-8; Matthew 6::10; 11:25; Acts 17:24-26; Romans 14:11; 1Timothy 6:15; Revelation 4:11.

God is the Redeemer: Exodus 15:2; Psalms 18:30; Isaiah 12:2; Isaiah 43 :3,11; John 3:16; Romans 1:16; 6:23; 1Thessalonians 5:9; 2Timothy 1:9.

God has revealed Himself: Through Creation, Romans 1:19,20; Through holy men, 2Peter 1:20,21; Through His Son, Hebrews 1:1-4.

God must be worshiped: Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7; Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8; Colossians 2:18,19; Hebrews 10:25 Revelation 14:7; 19:10; 22:8,9.

  As you study the Bible verses, you will discover other verses that relate to the same subject. It    will increase your knowledge if you will add other verses to the proper section or make new divisions.

Discuss with other Christians what you have learned. Ask other Christians for other verses to add to each section. What you have read should not be the end, but the beginning of your study of this subject.

...end of course

CONGRATULATIONS! If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee. See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course."

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Course Name: The Bible Teaching on God the Son

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!

      2.  Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.

      3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.

      4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help

      5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add.  Write a summary of  what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you   writeyour summary, the more you will learn!

      6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.

      7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.

      8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.

      9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen

          yourself.

     10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Definition: Christ Jesus is God, the Son. He fulfills the role of the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the world. He is perfect in His humanity and in His deity.

As you read the Bible verses, you will notice other verses that relate to the same subject. It will increase your ministry by discussing your study with others.

Christ Jesus is the Anointed One of the Old Testament. Psalm 45:7; Isaiah 53:7-12; 61:1; Daniel 9:24-

26; Zechariah 13:6,7.

Christ Jesus is the Atoning One of the New Testament. Matthew 26:28; John 10:11,15,17; 12:24; Acts 5:30,31; 20:28; Romans 5:6-11; 8:3; 1Thessalonians 5:9,10; Hebrews

9:14; 1John 1:7; 1Peter 1:18,19; Revelation 1:5.

Christ Jesus is the Glorified One of Eternity. Mark 16:19; Luke 22:69; Acts 2:33; 5:31; 7:55,56; Romans 8:34; Philippians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3; 2:9; 8:1; 12:2; Revelation 5:12,13.

Christ Jesus is the Creative Agent. John 1:3; 1Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2.

Christ Jesus is God, the Son (His deity).

1. Beloved Son, Matthew 12:18; 17:5; Mark 1:11; Ephesians 1:6; Colossians 1:13; Hebrews 5:5.

2. Son of God, Matthew 2:15; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 17:5; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:35; John 1:34; 3:18; 9:35; 10:36; 11:27; Acts 9;20; Hebrews 10:29; 1John 4:15

  3.  King of kings, 1Timothy 6:15; Revelation 1:5; 17:14; 19:16.

  4. Christ of God, Luke 9:20.

  5. One with the Father, John 10:30,38; 12:45; 14:7-10; 17:10.

  6. All the fullness of God, Colossians 1:19

   7. Image of God, 2Cor 4:4; Hebrews 1:3

Christ Jesus is Man, the Son of man, (His humanity).

1. His title, Matthew 8:20; 11:19; 24:27; Mark 8:38; Luke 18:8; John 5:27; 6:53; Acts 7:56; Revelation 1:13.

2. His human characteristics: Sorrow, Matthew 26:37; Hunger, Luke 4:2; Sleep, Luke 8:23; Weariness, John 4:5; Poverty, Luke 9:58; 2Corinthians 8:9.

Christ Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb of God.

  1. Lamb of God, John 1:29.
  2. Savior, Luke 2:11; Acts 5:31; Hebrews 7:25.
  3. Author of eternal salvation, Hebrews 5:9.
  4. Good Shepherd, John 10:11.
  5. Our Passover, 1Corinthians. 5:
  1. Head of Church, Ephesians 2:22; Colossians 1:18.

Christ Jesus has received the office of Judge, Matthew 25:31- 34; Luke 3:17; John 5:22-30; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Romans 2:16; 14:10; 1Corinthians 4:4,5; 2Corinthians 5:10;

2 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 2:23.

Christ Jesus came to complete a mission, Matthew 1:21; 3:11,12; 5:17; 9:13; 20:28; Mark 1:38; 2:15-22; Luke 9:56; 24:26, 44-47; John 3:16,17; 4:34; 9:39; 10:10; 12:27,46,47; Romans 4:25; 5:6-10;14:9; Galatians 4:4,5; Hebrews 2:9-18; 1John 3:5; 4:10.

Christ Jesus' completed mission produced the Gospel,

1. Birth, Matthew 13:55,56; Luke 1:26-2:21.

2. Sinless life, Luke 1:35; John 8:46; 2Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26; 1Peter 2:22; 1John 3:5.

3. Sacrificial death, Matthew 27:24-50; Luke 9:22; Philippians 2:7,8; Hebrews 9:23-28; 12:2,3

4. Triumphant resurrection, Acts1:3; 2:24,31,32; 3:15; Romans 1:4; 6:4-10; 1Thessalonians 4:14; Hebrews 13:20; Revelation 1:5,18.

5. Ascension, Acts 1:10,11

6. Return, Matthew 16:27, 28; 24:3-25:31; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1Corinthians 15:23; Philippians 3:20,21; Colossians 3:4; 1Thessalonians 4:15-17; Hebrews 9:28; 1Peter 5:4; 2Peter 3:1-12; 1John 3:2; Revelation 22:12.

Christ Jesus is our coming King, Matthew 25:31-34; 26:64; 28:18; Luke 1:32,33; 2:11; 19:27; 22:29; John 13:3; 18:36; Acts 2:30; 5:31; 1Corinthians 15:23-28; Ephesians 1:20-22; Revelation 11:15; 17:14; 19:11-16; 20:4-6.

 ...end of course

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life-changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.   See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course."

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Course Name: The Bible Teaching on God the Holy Spirit

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD:  This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

DEFINITION: The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. He is God IN the Christian. The Holy Spirit has names that reveal oneness with the Father and the Son...

  1. Spirit of God, Romans 8:9; 1Corinthians 2:10,11; 3:16;
  2. Spirit of Christ, Romans 8:9 1Peter 1:11;
  3. Spirit of His Son, Galatians 4:6;
  4. Spirit of Jesus Christ, Philippians 1:19.

The Holy Spirit manifests His Person to be distinct from the Father and the Son.

At Jesus' baptism, Matthew 3:16,17; Luke 3:21,22;

By anointing Jesus, Acts 10:38;

By raising Jesus from the tomb, Romans 8:11.

The Holy Spirit has the attributes of deity.

Spirit of life, Romans 8:2;

Spirit of truth, John 16:13;

Spirit of holiness, Ephesians 4:30;

Eternal Spirit, Hebrews 9:14;

Omnipresence, Psalm 139:7;

Omniscience, 1Corinthians 12:11.

The Holy Spirit does the work of deity.

In creation, Genesis 1:2;

In casting out demons, Matthew 12:28;

In conviction of the world, John 16:8;

In regeneration, John 3:8;

In resurrection, Romans 8:11;

In resisting anti-Christ, 2Thessalonians 2:6,7.

The Holy Spirit is linked with deity by the Bible.

Baptismal statement, Matthew 28:19;

Benedictions, 2Cor 13:14; 1Peter 1:2.

The Holy Spirit has the attributes of personality.  

He has knowledge, 1Corinthians 2:10,11; 2Peter 1:21;

He has emotion, Ephesians 4:30;He has power of will, Acts 2:4; 10:19,20; 13:2; 16:6,7.

The Holy Spirit works upon the unsaved. He brings conviction, John 16:8-11.

The Holy Spirit works with the Christian.

To give eternal life, John 3:3-8; 6:63;

To teach, Luke 12:12; 1Corinthians 2:12;

To guide into truth, John 16:13;

To control ministry, Acts 10:19,20; 16:6;

To give power to witness, Acts 1:8;

To lead, Romans 8:14;

To comfort, John 14:16,18,26; 16:7;

To seal, Ephesians 1:13;

To testify of Christ, John 15:26;16:14;

To abide forever, John 14:16;

To assist in prayer, Romans 8:26,27.

The Holy Spirit abides IN the Christian.

John 14:17; Romans 8:9; 1Corinthians 3:16; 6:19,20.

The Holy Spirit administers the Church, the Body of Christ.

Baptizes into the church, Body of Christ, 1Corinthians 12:12,13;

Directs in the selection of workers, Acts 13:2;

Gives gifts, 1Corinthians 12:4, 8-11;

Administers, 1Corinthians 12:5-7.

The Holy Spirit inspired the Bible.

By breathing out God's Word, 2Timothy 3:15-17;

By moving upon godly men, 2Peter 1:19-21.

The Holy Spirit can be sinned against.

By rebelling against the Spirit, Isaiah 63 10;

By blaspheming the Holy Spirit, Matthew 12:31; Mark 3:29;

By lying to the Holy Spirit, Acts 5:3;

By resisting the Holy Spirit, Acts 7:51;

By grieving the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 4:30;

By quenching the Holy Spirit, 1Thess 5:19;

By despising the Holy Spirit, Hebrews 10:29.

The Christian is to obey the Holy Spirit.

By being filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18;

By walking in obedience to the Spirit's leadership, Galatians 5: 16,25;

By bearing the fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22,23;

By ministering in the demonstration of the power of the Holy Spirit, 1Corinthians 2:1-5.

By praying in the Spirit, Romans 8:26.

As you read the Bible verses, you will notice other verses that relate to the same subject. It will increase your ministry by discussing your study with others.

...end of course

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.  See the "Procedure for Requesting for a Certificate for a Completed Course."

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Course Name: The Bible Teaching on the Doctrine of Man

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST:  This is a comprehensive tuition-free study.  You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH:  Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer. You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!

      2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.

      3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.

      4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.

      5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thought you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn. Since there are no tests to complete more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!

      6. Mark your Bible.  Make notations in the margin.

      7. Meditate! Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.

      8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.

    9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand mor clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.

     10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Definition: a human being, male or female, with no reference to sex, race, or nationality; a being originally created in likeness and image of God; a personal, rational, moral being now bearing the image of Adam..Man was created with personality elements. Reason: Genesis 2:19-20; 3:8. Emotion: Genesis 3:6; Volition: Genesis 3:6,7; Moral Nature: Ephesians 4:2Colossians 3:10.

Man was created not evolved. In the image of God, Genesis 1:26,27; Deuteronomy 4:32; Isaiah 43:7; 1Corinthians 15 James 3:9.

Man was created different from animals: Genesis 2:18-25; Genesis 9:2,3.

Man is assigned responsible duty. Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 12:1-3; Psalms 8:6; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; Psalms 1; Matt. 25:14-30;

Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2Corinthians 5:10.

Man is judged After Fall. Genesis 3:14-24; Romans 5:12-21; 1Timothy 2:13,14; John 3:36; Revelation 20:11-15.

Man is given equal standing with others. Proverbs 22:2; Acts 10:28; Acts 17:26; Galatians 3:28.

Man is related to Mortality and Immortality: Created as a mortal: Job 10:9; Psalms 89:48; Hebrews 9:27; 1Peter 1:2

The Christians are to be made immortal at the coming of Christ: 1Corinthians 15:50-58; 1John 3:1-3.

Man is made with Body, Soul, and Spirit: Genesis 2:7; Hebrews 4:12; 1Thessalonians 5:23; Ecclesiastes 3:21; 2Corin. 4:7;

1Thessalonians 4:17; 2Timothy 1:10; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Proverbs 20:27; Acts 7:59; 2Corinthians 4:16.

Man is shown to have Infinite Value: John 3:16; 1Corinthians 6:20; 1Peter 1:18,19; Revelation 1:5.

Man was created lower than Angels. Job 4:18-21; Psalms 8:5; Hebrews 2:7,8.

Man was given moral laws: Exodus 19 and 20; Psalms 19:7-9; Psalms 119:1-8; Matthew 22:21; Luke 16:17; Romans

2:14,15; Romans 13:10; 1John 3:4; I John 5:3; Colossians 2:14-23.

Man is given opportunity to offer sacrifices: In the Old Testament: Leviticus 3. In the New Testament: Romans 12:1,2; Philippians 3:7,8; Hebrews 13:15;

Man is redeemed only by the Sacrifice of Christ Jesus: John3:16; Hebrews 9:13,14; Hebrews 10:2-17; Romans 5:6,8, 2 Corinthians 5:18,19; 2Peter 1:4.

Man is offered Eternal Salvation: John 3:36 and 5:24 and 10:28-30; Ephesians 2:1-22.

Man is made a Fellow-worker with God: 2Corinthians 6:1; Philippians 2:13.

Man is made a member of the Body of Christ: 1Corinthians 6:15; 1Corinthians 12:12,18,22-27; Ephesians 5:30.

Man is offered future resurrection: John 5:24-29; 1Peter 1:3,4; 2Corinthians 4:14-18; 1Corinthians 15:20,21,23.

Man is offered a spiritual body: 1Corinthians 15:42-49.

Man is promised eternal destiny in Christ: 1Corinthians 15:53-54; 1Timothy 6:14-16; Luke 20:36; John 11:26; 2Timothy 1:10.

As you read the Bible verses, you may find other verses that relate to the same subject. It will increase your knowledge will add other verses to the proper section.

Discuss with other Christians what you have learned. Ask other Christians for other verses to add to each section. Be sure and pass on to others what you have learned. You will be surprised how many people are interested in knowing what the Bible teaches.

,,,end of course

CONGRATULATIONS! If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life-changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight!  (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course."

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Course Name: The Bible Teaching on the Doctrine of Salvation

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer. You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the morecompletely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Definition: Salvation is God's spiritual and eternal deliverance from the consequences of sin of those of lost humanity who repent  and receive Christ and His atoning sacrifice.

Main Words Used in Salvation: Justification, Acts 13:39; Romans 5:1; 1Corinthians 6:11; Galatians 3:24. Redemption, Romans 3:24; 1Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:12;1Peter 1:18,19. Regeneration, John 3:3-8; 2Peter 1:3,4. Adoption, Romans 8:14-17; Ephesians 1:5; Galatians 4:5-7. Sanctification, John 17:17; 1Thessalonians 4:3,4; 1Thessalonians 5:23.

Salvation Is Possible Only Through Christ: John 14:6; Acts 4:12.

Stated Human Conditions of Salvation: Not works but grace, Romans 4:1-8; Ephesians 2:8,9.

Repentance from sin and faith toward God, Mark 1:4,15; Matthew 4:7; Luke 24:47; Acts 3:19; Acts 26:20; Romans 2:4.

Personal faith in Jesus' atoning work, John 5:24; Acts 10:43; Acts 20:21; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 1:12-14; 2Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 12:2.

Main Evidences of Salvation: Peace with God, Romans 5:1;

Good life and works: Ephesians 2:10; James 2:26; 1Peter 2:9-12.

Main Results of Salvation: Become new creature, 2Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15.

Become a member of God's family, John 1:11,12; Galatians 4:6.

Become free from Satan's kingdom, Colossians 1:13; Romans 6:18.

Become a servant of righteousness, Romans 6:18,22.

Salvation Is Open To All Peoples: Given to the Jew first, Romans 1:16;

Now given to all people, Acts 13:35-49; 1Timothy 2:4; 2Peter 3:9.

Water Baptism Testifies To Salvation: Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-38; Romans 6:3,4; Colossians 2:12.

Bible Promises Testify To Salvation: John 1:11,12; John 3:14-17; Acts 15:11; 1Corinthians 6:11; 2Corinthians 5:17; Titus 2:11; 1John 5:11.

Our Testimony or Witness Tells of Salvation: Acts4:18-20; Acts 5:31,32; 2Timothy 4:7

Salvation is God's Gift: Romans 6:23; Romans 8:32; Ephesians 4:7; 2Peter 1:3.

Salvation Pardons Sins: Psalms 32:1-5; Isaiah 55:6,7; Mark 3:28; Ephesians 4:32; Hebrews 10:2; I John 1:9.

Salvation Forgives Sins: 1John 1:9; Mark 11:26; John 8:11; 1John 2:1,2.

Salvation Cleanses From Sins: 1John 1:9; Isaiah 6:6; Psalms 103:12; Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 8:12.

Salvation Is Offered to The Worst Of Sinners: Romans 5:6,8,10; Luke 23:39-43; 1Corinthians 6:9-11;1Timothy 1:12-15.

Salvation Is Forever: Matthew 25:46; John 4:14; John 5:24; John 10:10,28; Titus 1:2; 3:7; 1John 5:11.

Salvation's Message Is To Be Shared: Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; Acts 5:41,42; 2Timothy 2:2; cts 8:4,26-39.

Church Membership Should Follow Salvation: Acts 2:41; Acts 2:47; Acts 6:7.

Good Works Should Follow Salvation: Ephesians 2:10; 2Corinthians 9:8; Colossians 1:10; Colossians 3:12-14,17; 2Thessalonians 2:17; Titus 2:14.

The Saved Should Praise God: Luke 24:52; Acts 2:46,47; Hebrews 13:15; 1Peter 2:9.

Salvation Gives Peace With God: John 14:27; 16:33; 20:19; Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; 15:13,33; Ephesians 2:14-17; 2Thessalonians 3:16.

As you read the Bible verses, you will notice other verses that relate to the same subject. It will increase your knowledge if you will add other verses to the proper section.

Discuss with other Christians what you have learned. Ask other Christians for other verses to add to each section.

...end of course

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life-changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2).

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee. See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course."

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SURVEY OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE! It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Course Objectives: (Read these objectives carefully and think about what they will mean to your understanding of the Book of Genesis.)

  1. To trace the important sequence of events in the Genesis record,
  2. To identify the major spiritual lessons in the events in the Genesis record.
  3. To gain knowledge about each of the major characters in the Genesis record.
  4. To gain a spiritual lesson from each of the major characters in the Genesis record.
  5. To make comparisons with other Bible references.
  6. To examine the major covenants in Genesis.
  7. To test your ability to communicate the results of your study.

Primary Lesson Procedures:

  1. Get the "Big Picture" of Genesis.
  2. Read the entire book.
  3. As you read make notes in the margin of the Bible or in a notebook.
  4. After completing the book, review your notes.

 

  1. Try to put the following topics in their proper order: Record of Isaac,

Record of Creation,

Record of Temptation and Fall, Record of Jacob,

Record of Adam and Eve in the Garden, Record of Joseph's Temptation,

Record of Cain and Abel, Record of Babel,

Record of Flood,

Record of Abraham sacrifice of Isaac, Record of Lot's Choice,

Record of Hagar.

  1. Check with the Bible and place the Scripture reference with each topic above.
  2. Study and make notes about the following covenants: Edenic Covenant: Genesis 1:28- 3,  Adamic Covenant, Genesis 3: 14-19, Noahic Covenant, Genesis, 8:20 - 9:17, Abrahamic Covenant, Genesis 12:1-3.
  3. Place the proper chapter and verse reference after each of the following:
  4. The image and likeness of God is bestowed,

The remarkable example of forgiveness, The name of the man who pleased God, The human cause of the Flood, The man who bargained with God of a city,

The man who was changed by wrestling in prayer, How Joseph overcame the temptation of lust, The beginning of blood sacrifice, The first man to believe in the resurrection,

Why was Abraham declared righteous, Cf. Romans 4.

  1. Using all your notes, speak a 5 minutes summary of Genesis to a mirror.
  2. Write as briefly as possible what you think is the theme of Genesis.
  3. Review your notes and mark 7 passages that would make good sermons.
  4. Review your notes and mark 10 verses you will memorize.
  1. How does Genesis 3:15 relate to God's Plan of Salvation?
  2. Why is Genesis called the book of Beginnings?
  3. Discuss what you have learned with two people and make notes of their reaction.

A Higher Level of Understanding

Study the following for types and write a brief description of:

For example, a type of the death of Christ is seen in the Old Testament sacrifice of the lamb as a sin offering.

  1. How the covering of skins foreshadowed the blood atonement.
  2. How the Ark foreshadows God's care in judgment.
  3. How Enoch foreshadows the Rapture.
  4. How God uses the rainbow.
  5. How Melchizedek foreshadows Jesus.
  6. How circumcision revealed a relationship.
  7. How did God set a pattern for marriage.

...end of course

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement.  See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course.

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Course Name: Survey of the Book of Exodus

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible. THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help youto understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Course Objectives:

  1. To trace the important sequence of events in the Exodus record.
  2. To identify the major spiritual lessons in the events in the Exodus record.
  3. To gain knowledge about each of the major characters in the Exodus record.
  4. To gain a spiritual lesson from each of the major characters in the Exodus record.
  5. To make comparisons with other Bible references.
  6. To examine the major covenants, laws, building, and ceremonies in Exodus.
  7. To test your ability to communicate the results of your study.

Lesson Procedures:

  1. Get the "Big Picture" of Exodus.
    1. Read the entire book.
    2. As you read make notes in the margin of the Bible or in a notebook.
    3. After completing the book, review your notes.
  2. Try to put these topics in their proper order with correct Scripture : EXAMPLES

The Burning Bush Call Ten Plagues

The Worship of the Golden Calf The Birth and Rescue of Moses

The Giving of the Ten Commandments

The Blue-print of the Tabernacle:25:1-31:18 The Appointment of the High Priest Salvation at the Red Sea

The institution of the Sabbath

The slavery rigorous labor increased The plagues on Egypt

Moses as a shepherd

The establishment of the Passover

3.Why is it important for Christians to understand the types in Exodus?

Read 1 Corinthians 10:6,11.

  1. Explain the meaning of "blood sacrifice." Compare Exodus with... Hebrews 9 and 10. Compare Exodus with Ephesians 1:7 and Colossians 1:14 and 1 Peter 1:18,19 and 2 Peter 2:24 and Revelation 5:9.

5.State in writing two spiritual lessons you learned by these comparisons:

1.

2.

6.Do you agree or disagree with the following:

  1. Exodus describes the formation of the nation of Israel
  2. Moses was not called a prophet
  3. Moses had no children
  4. Blue is a symbol of the heavenly
  5. Red is a symbol of anger
  6. The priest entered into the Holy of Holies every month
  7. The incense was a special blend
  8. No salt was permitted in the offerings
  9. The priest wore linen britches
  10. There were 16 precious stones on the High-priest
  11. The manna tasted like oil and lasted one week

Using all your notes, speak a 5 minutes summary of Exodus to a mirror.

  1. Write as briefly as possible what you think is the theme of Exodus.
  2. Review your notes and mark 7 passages that would make good sermons.
  3. Review your notes and mark 10 verses you will memorize.
  4. How does Exodus 20 relate to God's Plan of Salvation?
  5. Why is Exodus called the Book of the Law?
  6. Discuss what you have learned with two people and make notes of their reaction.
  1. Study the following for types:
  2. The blood on the door, Exodus 12:7-13
  3. The Passover lamb, Exodus 12:3-5
  4. The pillar of cloud, Exodus 14: 19,20
  5. The pillar of fire, Exodus 13:21,22

e. The manna, Exodus 16: 4,5, 13-15, 15-36

  1. The sign of the Sabbath, Exodus 31:12-18
  2. The tabernacle, Exodus 25:8,9, 22
  3. The shew-bread, Exodus 25:30; 35:13; Hebrews 9:2
  4. The lamp stand, Exodus 25:31-40; 37:17-24; Revelation 1: 12-20
  5. The alter of incense, Exodus 30:1-10; Psalm 141:2; Revelation 5:8
  6. The ark, Exodus 25:10-1
  7. The seat above the ark, Exodus 25:17-22.
  8. The Rock, Exodus 17:1-7The burning bush, Exodus 3:1-22.
  9. The crossing of the Red sea, Exodus14:10-31; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11
  10. Jethro's plan, Exodus 18:5-27 ; Ephesians 4: 11-16.
  11. Silver coin, Exodus 30:11-16; 1 Corinthians 3:12

READ THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS FOR THE STUDY OF THE BOOK OF EXODUS

AUTHOR: God used Moses to write this second book of the Pentateuch.

SPECIAL PERSONS: Moses, the Liberator; Pharaoh, the Oppressor; Aaron, the Priest; Caleb, the Truth teller; Joshua, the future Leader.

MAIN SECTIONS:

  1. Growing severity in slavery to Egypt
    1. Birth of Moses, the future Deliverer
    2. Failure of Moses in human attempt to deliver
  2. God's call to Moses and Aaron.
  3. God's ten plagues of judgment upon Egypt.
  4. God's Passover and Deliverance.
  5. God's Covenant and Laws.
  6. God's Tabernacle Provision for Israel.

VERSES TO MEMORIZE (Optional but strongly recommended):

  1. Promise of Deliverance, 14:13,14.
  2. Ten Commandments, 20:2 17.
  3. God's Way of dwelling among Israel, 25:8.

SOME IMPORTANT TYPES:

  1. Egypt and its bondage is a type of sin and the condition of the unsaved.
  2. Moses, as God's appointed Deliverer, is a type of Christ in delivering the sinner from the bondage of sin.
  3. The Exodus and especially the crossing of the Red Sea is a type of the deliverance God works for the unsaved in delivering them from sin. It is a divine gift rather than a human accomplishment.
  4. The Passover Lamb is a type of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.
  5. The Pillar (cloud and fire) is a type of the presence of God with God's people. Now the Holy Spirit is not only with us but in the Christian.
  6. The mixed multitude is a type of the worldly fringe in the contemporary church.

 

  1. The Manna is a type of Jesus Christ, who is the true Bread from Heaven.
  2. The water from the Rock is the type of the Water of Life in Jesus Christ, the Savior.
  3. The tabernacle is full of types concerning Christ and the Christian life. For example study the precious stones on the breastplate of the High Priest (28:6 29) as a type of intercessory prayer. Compare with the precious stones in 1Corinthians 3:12.

....END OF COURSE

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.  See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course."

 

 

Course Name: Survey of the Book of Leviticus

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Course Objectives:

  1. To trace the important sequence of directives in the Leviticus record.
  2. To identify the major spiritual lessons in the directives in the Leviticus record.
  3. To gain knowledge about each of the major characters in the Leviticus record.
  4. To gain a spiritual lesson from each of the major sacrifices, laws, feasts and ordinances in the Leviticus record.
  5. To make comparisons with other Bible references
  6. To examine some of the types in the major sacrifices, feasts, ordinances, directives and ceremonies in the Leviticus record.
  7. To test your ability to communicate the results of your study.

Lesson Procedures:

  1. Get the "Big Picture" of Leviticus.  Read the entire book.
  1. As you read, make notes in the margin of the Bible or in a notebook.
  2. After completing the book, review your notes.

Can you justify with a specific passage from Leviticus, the statement that the book teaches God's will about:

  1. Law of Priests and their procedures
  2. Access to God
  3. Worship
  4. Sacrifices
  5. Atonement
  6. Feasts
  7. Sexual purity
  8. Honesty about property
  9. Try to put these topics in their proper order with correct Scripture: ( Note 2 Sin Offerings and 3 Sweet Savor Offerings)
    1. Burnt Offering
    2. Sin Offering
    3. Peace Offering
    4. Meal Offering
    5. Trespass Offering
  10. Compare Old Testament Offerings with New Testament references:
    1. Burnt offering with Ephesians 5:3 and Hebrews 9:14
    2. Meal Offering with John 12:24
    3. Peace Offering with Romans 5:1 and Colossians 1:20
    4. Sin Offering with 2 Corinthians 5:21 and 1 Peter 2:24
    5. Trespass Offering with Colossians 2:13,14 and 2 Corinthians 5:19.

Evaluate the statement: "In Exodus God drew near to Israel by the Tabernacle; in Leviticus Israel drew near to God in Offerings."

  1. Decide if Leviticus makes leaven a type of evil by making a comparison with Leviticus 2:5,11; 6:16; 23:5,6 with these other Scriptures:
    1. Would you agree that the Feast of Unleavened Bread represented the fact that after salvation, the believer should live a holy life? Compare Matthew 16:6; 11; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.
  2. Show how chapters 1-16 picture Israel coming to God.
  3. Show how chapters 17-27 picture Israel in having fellowship with God. Compare 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 1 Peter 1:14-18.
  4. Compare the difference between the Leviticus forgiveness of unintentional sins and the New Testamentforgiveness for all sins: Leviticus 4: 27-35 and Numbers 15:27-31 with 1 John 1:7-9; Hebrews9:13,14.
  5. Why is it important for Christians to understand the sacrifices in Leviticus? Read Hebrews 8:1 -10:22.
  1. Study the importance of the feasts in Leviticus 23
    1. Note that Jesus was crucified on the day of the Passover (Matthew 26:20; Luke 23:54; John 19:31). Compare the statement of Paul in 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8.
    2. Note the immediate follow-up of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Leviticus 23:6-8 and compare with 1 Corinthians 5:6-13. (Would you agree with the belief that as the Passover points to our salvation, the Unleavened Bread points to the holy life that should follow our personal salvation?)
  2. What is the spiritual meaning of the First Fruits Feast?
  3. What does the feast of Pentecost point to? Read Acts 2:1.
  4. Name the 3 remaining feasts and see what you think they typify. Do you relate  these to future prophetic events?
  5. Study Leviticus 25
    1. How often was the "year of jubilee" observed?
    2. How did that year relate to values?
    3. Name three benefits of the jubilee.
  6. State in writing two spiritual lessons you learned by the above comparisons: a.b.
  7. Do you agree or disagree with the following:
    1. The life is in the heart muscle.
    2. The life is in the blood.
    3. The blood is a food item.
    4. Family relations are off-limits to sex.
    5. Sex has no need for discipline.
    6. Capital punishment is prohibited.
    7. Sacrifices need not work for the priest.
    8. A sacrificial animal must be perfect.
  8. Using all your notes, speak a 5 minute summary message of Leviticus to a mirror. (If you have never done this, it may seem rather silly at first. However, this process had been a standard practice of public speaking, debate and preaching training for generations.)
  9. Write as briefly as possible what you think is the theme of Leviticus.
  10. Review your notes and mark 7 passages that would make good sermons.
  11. Review your notes and mark 10 verses you will memorize.
  12. How does Leviticus relate to God's Plan of Salvation?
  1. Why could Leviticus be called:
    1. The Book of Worship,
    2. The Book of Sacrifices,
    3. The Book of Holiness.
    4. The Book of Priestly Law,
    5. The Book of Access to God. Can you cite Scripture verse proof?
  2. Discuss what you have learned with two people and make notes of their reaction.

The MOST PROFITABLE METHOD OF STUDY

  1. Obtain at least one other person who will take the course at the same time that you are making the study. There are two advantages:
    1. It will benefit both of you to interpret the Scripture,
    2. It will challenge you to continue your study on a regular schedule..

A continuing study of the following Bible books will give a basic knowledge of the message of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Joshua, Psalms, Proverbs, Daniel, John, Acts, Romans, and Revelation.

...end of course

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.  See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course.

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Course Name: Survey of the Books of Joshua & Judges

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study.  You may complete the entire course ithout cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Course Objectives:

  1. To trace the important sequence of events/personalities/teachings in the Joshua & Judges record,       
  2. To identify the major spiritual lessons in the Joshua & Judges record.
  3. To gain knowledge about each of the major characters in the Joshua & Judges record.
  4. To gain a spiritual lesson from each of the major divisions in the Joshua & Judges record. 5. To make comparisons with other Bible references,

LESSON PROCEDURES:  Joshua

  1. Get the "Big Picture" of the book of Joshua (Read the entire book). (As you read, make notes in the margin of your Bible or notebook and review your notes).

Three vital keys to Joshua's productive life and work.

  1. Joshua began young, Exodus 33:11
  2. Joshua kept faithful, Joshua 1:5-9 (Read and summarize God's requirements for success in leadership).
  3. Joshua's final evaluation of commitment, Joshua 24:15. (Joshua exerted great influence in the conquest of

Canaan. What happened after his death was a tragedy.

II.Joshua had a specific remembrance of God's past work that gave him present courage to live a noble life and lead Israel to achieve an incredible victory.

  1. The Principle of sufficiency through God' power
    1. By historical remembrance of God's sufficiency, 24:1-4,
    2. By his own remembrance of God's sufficiency, 24:5-13.
  2. Compare this Principle of God's sufficiency
    1. In the life of Abraham, Hebrews 11:17-19,
    2. In the life of David, 1 Samuel 17:34, 35,
    3. In your own experiences. (God's Past Care).

III.Joshua left a challenge of faithfulness to God's way.

  1. Every person must make an unavoidable choice, Joshua 24:15.
  2. The choice involves real decisions, Joshua 24: 19-21, (Apply to personal and contemporary temptations).
  3. God is jealous about competition, Joshua 24:19,20,
  4. Joshua established a witness, Joshua 24: 22-27. E. The tragedy of Israel , Joshua 24:29-31. (Compare the tragic story of Hezekiah and Manasseh.  Relate to contemporary America).

IV.Divide the chapters of the book of Joshua as follows:

  1. The Conquest, Chapters 1- ?,
  2. The Division between the tribes: ? To ?
  3. The final instructions: ? To ?

V.What spiritual meaning would you give to the following:

  1. Crossing the Jordan,
  2. Rahab
  3. The valley of Achor
  4. Caleb's request
  5. The cities of refuge

VI.Explain the exclusion of the Levites from an inheritance of land in Joshua 21:27-42 and compare with other Bible books by looking in your concordance for "Levites."

LESSON PROCEDURES:  Judges

  1. Get the "Big Picture" of the book of Judges (Read the entire book). (As you read, make notes in the margin of your Bible or notebook and review your notes)
  2. Make a list of all of the Judges. (Put the correct Scripture reference with each).
  3. What is the time lapse of the book of Judges? (Read Paul's sermon in Acts 13).
  4. Discuss the spiritual qualities of the Judges. (Why would this lead to the choice of a king)?
  5. Give a brief summary of the spiritual lessons in the following:
  6. The work of Deborah.
  7. The ministry of Gideon.
  8. The work of Samson.

VI.Make a list of the conditions in Israel that caused their cried of repentance to God for deliverance.

  1. Compare what you have learned from Judges with the teaching of Hebrews 12:5-15 and 1 Corinthians 11:30-32 and John 15:2, 6.
  2. Test your ability to communicate the results of your studies
  3. Using all your notes, speak a 5 minutes summary message of Joshua & Judges to a mirror (this may seem uncomfortable at first, but this is a time-proven technique used by speech teachers).
  4. Write as briefly as possible what you think is the purpose God has for the study of theme of Joshua & Judges.
  5. Review your notes and mark 7 passages that would make good sermons.
  6. Review your notes and mark 10 verses you will memorize.
  7. How does Joshua & Judges relate to God's Plan of Salvation?
  8. Discuss what you have learned with two people and make notes of their reaction.

...end of course

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life-changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

  Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee. See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course.

===============================================================================================================================

 

Course Name:   Survey of the Books of Psalms

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Course Objectives:

  1. To trace the important sequence of spiritual experiences in the Psalm record,
  2. To identify the major spiritual messages in the events in the Psalm record.
  3. To gain knowledge about each of the major themes and divisions in the Psalm record.
  4. To gain a spiritual lesson from each of the major divisions in the Psalm record.
  5. To make comparisons with other Bible references, with our worship services, with our personal worship of God.
  6. To examine the major themes, writers, divisions, worship experiences in the Psalm record.
  7. To test your ability to communicate the results of your study.

Lesson Procedures:

  1. Get the "Big Picture" of Psalms.
    1. Read the entire book.
    2. As you read make notes in the margin of the Bible or in a notebook.
    3. After completing the book, review your notes.
  2. As you read each Psalm, try to identify the main theme :
    1. What do the following Psalms teach about Christ? 2,16,22,45,69.
    2. What religious experience is expressed in the following: Repentance, 25,38,51,130 132.........Would it be pardon?.   3,16,20,23,27....... Trust?   55,70, 77.........Prayer?
    3. As you read try to mark each Psalm with a theme word.
  3. As you read, make a list of all the attributes of God and identify them with a specific Psalm. Here is an example: Mercy: 32, 85,136
  4. As you read, make a list of the Psalms that refer to the experiences of Israel. Here is an example: Backsliding: Psalm 81.
  5. As you read, make a list of the various authors of the Psalms. Scholars have made the following decisions about authors: David wrote 73, Sons of Korah 11, Asaph 12, Ethan 1, Solomon 2, Moses 1, Haggai 1, Zechariah 1, Hezekiah Doubtful, Ezra 1, others anonymous. Who was the final author? Can you justify your answer( Check 2 Timothy 3:16,17)?
  6. As you read, what key words would you add to this list? Praise, Prayer, Worship

Can you add 5 others?

  1. Do you find any special messages to Seniors,Youth, Kings, Others?
  2. One scholar divides the Psalms as follows. Would you agree?
  3. Group 1 1-42
  4. Group 2 42-72
  5. Group 3 73-90
  6. Group 4. 90-107
  7. Group 5 107-150
  8. Another writer divides the Psalms into the following types: Teaching/instruction: 1,5,7,15,17,50,73,94,101

History of Israel: 78,105-106,136

Hallelujah: 106,111-113,115-117,135,146-150

Confession: 6,32,38,51,102,130,143

Intercession: 86

Thanksgiving: 16,18 Messianic:2,20-24,41,68,118 Nature: 8,19,29,33,65,104

Would you add or detract from any of these types?

  1. What ten Psalms do you think would make the basis for the best sermons? Try to make an outline for five of these sermon
  2. Make a list of the verses or Psalms that you plan to memorize. Explain why you have chosen each.
  3. On the basis of your study how do you rate the following (list a specific psalm to support your decision)?

Religious dancing? Music?

Musical instruments? Shouting?

Clapping? Lifting hands? Testimony?

Preaching? Singing?

Bible reading? Praise and Amens?

  1. To what extent do you find each of these expressions of worship carried over in the New Testament church? Why were some discontinued in your estimation? To what extent does the one TEMPLE at one location and the many churches cause differences? What other distinctions do you see from your study?
  2. To what extent does the holiness of God affect the worship in the Psalms? In the church of contemporary Christian worship?
  3. Does Psalm 37 indicate David's age? Does Psalm 51 relate to some experience in David's life? What about Romans 4:6-8?
  4. How did Jesus use the Psalms to prove their inspiration? Study Matthew 22:45.
  5. How did Simon Peter use the Psalms in his sermon? Read Acts 2: and Psalm 16:10 and 110:1
  6. State in writing two spiritual lessons you learned by these comparisons of the Old Testament and the New Testament.

1.

2.

  1. Do you agree or disagree with the following:

The Psalms are often quoted in the New Testament. David was a person who had no depressions.

The Psalms were used by the early church for songs.

Life situations are reflected in the Psalms.

The promises of the psalms cannot be used today. Psalm 73 pictures a common problem about faith. The Psalms teach that an atheist is a fool.

Very few people think the Psalms give help to real life.

  1. Using all your notes, speak a 5 minute summary of Psalms to a mirror.  (If you have never done this, it may seem rather silly at first. However, this process had been a standard practice of public speaking, debate and preaching training for generations.)
  2. Write as briefly as possible what you think is the one prevailing theme of Psalms.22. As you read make a special list of every section that relates to God's Plan of Salvation?
  3. Discuss what you have learned with two people and make notes of their reaction.
  4. Study the following for types:
  5. Rock
  6. Tower
  7. Tabernacle
  8. Buckler

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS ABOUT THE PSALMS

Authors: Principally David but others contributed.

Audience: This was the "song book" of the Hebrew nation. It continues to give comfort and blessing to the people of God everywhere and at all times.

Purposes: There are many purposes of the Psalms. They use prophecy, the experiences of the Hebrew nation, the experiences of individuals, the special revelations of God to give challenge, comfort, understanding.

Some specific purposes:

  1. Psalm 1 contrasts the wicked and the godly.
  2. Psalm 2 declares the sovereignty of the Messiah.
  3. Psalm 22 points to the suffering of Christ.
  4. Psalm 23 comforts with God's shepherd care.
  5. Psalm 16 points to the resurrection of Christ.
  6. Psalm 37 and 71 give testimony and help to the aged.
  7. Psalm 73 deals with the problem of the prosperity of the wicked and their ultimate destiny of loss
  8. Psalm 103 gives an example of praise to God.
  9. Psalm 119 relates the benefits of the Word of God.

This partial listing demonstrates that all of the Psalms have specific purpose and many different methods of accomplishing the comfort and challenge that God wishes to give to His children.

Important Note: When Jesus was conferring with the disciples as recorded in Luke 24:44, He spoke of the fact that the Psalms pointed to Him and to events in His life that must be fulfilled to show that He is the Messiah.

Special passages:

Definition of the Blessed Man: Psalm 1:1-3. Position of man: Psalm 8:4-8.

Deliverance by God: Psalm 18. The testimony of nature: Psalm 19. God's shepherd care: Psalm 23.

Blessing of salvation: Psalm 32.

God's protection to the godly: Psalm 34. A recipe for trust: Psalm 37.

An example of the blessing of confession: Psalm 51. The folly of the atheist: Psalm 53.

While Psalms has no actual "outline" it does divide into sections and the individual psalms have specific meanings.  The partial list given above shows how this may be accomplished. The Psalms challenge the Christian to praise and afford a source of God's comfort.

-end of course.

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.  See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course." 

===============================================================================================================================

 

Course Name:  Survey of the Book of Daniel

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll as a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately. Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15. 

Course Objectives:

  1. To trace the important sequence of events, visions, personalities, and teachings in the book of Daniel.
  2. To identify the major spiritual prophecies in the Daniel record.
  3. To gain knowledge about each of the major characters in the Daniel record.
  4. To gain a spiritual lesson from each of the major divisions in the Daniel record.
  5. To make comparisons with other Bible references.

LESSON PROCEDURES:

  1. Get the "Big Picture" of the book of Daniel
  2. Read the entire book.   As you read, make notes in the margin of your Bible or notebook.  Review your notes.

Three vital keys to Daniel's productive life and work.

  1. Daniel began young, 1: 3:21,
  2. Daniel kept faithful, (Can you list or add other examples of faithfulness?)
    1. Unafraid to tell the truth to the king: 4:19-37. (Find another example of Daniel's courageous speech to a king).
    2. Unafraid to pray when prohibited: 6:4-28.
    3. Can you note another?
  3. Daniel believed God's promises: 9: 2 - 28.

Compare Daniel's courage with the fears of others: 1.Abraham, Genesis 20: 1-18

  1. Jacob, Genesis 32: 1- 33:17
  2. Simon Peter, John 18:15-27

II.Daniel received and interpreted prophetic visions from God.

  1. Nebuchadnezzar's dream was a vision of world government from Babylon to Christ's kingdom. 2:19 - 49. (This is a remarkable vision of future history which is still in process of fulfillment).
  2. Daniel's vision of the ram and the goat, 8:1-27. This vision received such exact fulfillment in later centuries in the conquest by Alexander that is a strong proof of the validity of Bible prophecy.
  3. Daniel's vision of the future of the Jewish nation, including the coming and crucifixion of Christ and the destruction of Jerusalem and the Great Tribulation, 9:20-27.
  4. Give other examples of Daniel's visions.
  5. Tell in your own words how the book of Daniel vindicates Bible prophecy.
  6. What do the visions of world events teach about the sovereignty of God?

III. The book of Daniel gives examples of faithfulness when the godly are threatened with death.

  1. The worship of the golden image refused by the Hebrews, 3:1-30.
  2. The prohibited prayer, 6:2-28.

IV.Daniel is an example of a man who believed the word of the Lord and lived by it. 9:1-3.

A.  Considering chapter 9:1-3, how do you think you might have reacted?  Have you faced any circumstance where you felt driven to prayer, fasting and a study of the Word of God in order to cope or prepare for what you knew would be a major crisis in your life?

V.Other important truths that find expression in the book of Daniel

  1. An example of courteous persuasion, 1:16; 2:14-16,
  2. Several examples of prayer,
    1. Prayer for wisdom, 2:17-23,
    2. Prayer for forgiveness, 9:3,
    3. Others?
  3. An example of a good reputation, 6:3-5,
  4. An example of a repentant spirit, 9:2-20,
  5. Several examples of humility,
    1. About his wisdom, 2:30
  6. An example of God's attitude toward a righteous man, 10:11,
  7. An example of judgment upon impiety, 5:1-6,17-31,
  8. An example of Satanic organization, 10:12,13,
  9. Examples of God's messengers,
    1. To convey information, 9:21-27; 10:14
    2. To protect from fire, 3:24,25
    3. To protect from lions, 6:22

VI.References to Daniel in other parts of the Bible, Ezekiel 14:14,20 . This shows the great respect for Daniel as a prophet and a righteous man.

A. What is the time lapse of the book of Daniel From the beginning of the Babylonian captivity (586 B.C.) to the 70th year ending , 1; 9:2?

VII.Discuss the spiritual qualities in the different characters in the book of Daniel:

  1. Proud king (made to eat grass),
  2. Angry king (fiery furnace experience)
  3. Faithful Hebrew children (as above),
  4. Jealous leaders (prayer plot),
  5. Others as you wish.What value is this in your spiritual development?

VII. Test your ability to communicate the results of your studies

  1. Using all your notes, speak a 5 minutes summary message of Daniel.
  2. Write as briefly as possible what you think is the purpose God has for the study of the book of Daniel.
  3. Review your notes and mark 5 passages that would make good sermons.
  4. Review your notes and mark 5 verses you will memorize.
  5. Discuss what you have learned with two people and make notes of their reaction.

The MOST PROFITABLE METHOD OF STUDY

  1. Obtain at least one other person who will take the course at the same time that you are making the study. There are two advantages:
    1. It will benefit both of you to interpret the Scripture,
    2. It will challenge you to continue your study on a regular schedule.

...end of course.

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.  See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course."

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Course Name:  Survey of the Book of Hebrews

WELCOME TO A TUITION-FREE STUDY OF THE BIBLE!

It is not necessary to enroll at a student or pay tuition. You may begin this study immediately.

Before you begin, please note:

FIRST: This is a comprehensive tuition-free study. You may complete the entire course without cost.  After completing the course of study, you will be given the option of receiving recognition.

SECOND:  This study is totally self-contained. You will only need your personal Bible.

THIRD: This study is self-paced. Move through it the way you find most helpful.

FOURTH: Even though it is free, this is a serious study of the Bible.

Instructions to Guide the Student in This Study

  1. Begin your study by having prayer.  You need to understand what the Bible teaches. God has promised to help you. God keeps his promises. As you pray, you can thank God that He will help you understand. Pray with faith.  Put John 16:13 to the test!
  2. Utilize any method of study (time of day, place of study, etc.) that will produce good results.
  3. First, read all the Underlined Statements but no Scripture. This is the Subject you are studying.
  4. Read carefully! Be sure you know the meaning of each word. Reading aloud may help.
  5. Now, read all the Bible verses after the Underlined Statements. As you read, write in your notebook any thoughts that you want to add. Write a summary of what the Holy Spirit enables you to learn.  Since there are no tests to complete, the more carefully you read, and the more completely you write your summary, the more you will learn!
  6. Mark your Bible. Make notations in the margin.
  7. Meditate!  Continue to think about what the Bible teaches. Memorize some verses.
  8. Live what the Bible teaches. Obey the Word of God! As you obey what you learn, God will teach you more.
  9. Share what you learn. As you teach and tell others what you have learned, God will help you to understand more clearly. You will help others and strengthen yourself.
  10. Never give up. With God's help you can be a faithful and effective Christian witness and worker.

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15.

Course Objectives:

  1. To trace the important sequence of events, teachings, personalities, and promises in the book of Hebrews.
  2. To identify the major spiritual promises in Hebrews.
  3. To gain knowledge about each of the major characters in Hebrews.
  4. To gain a spiritual lesson from each of the major divisions in Hebrews.

LESSON PROCEDURES

  1. Get the Big Picture of Hebrews (Read the entire book).

As you read, make notes in the margin of your Bible or notebook. Review your notes.

II.Would you agree with this broad division of the book?

  1. Jesus Christ is greater than all as a Person, 1:1 - 7:28.
  2. Jesus Christ is greater than all in his work, 8:1 - 10:18.
  3. Jesus Christ is greater than all in his follower requirements, 10:19 - 13:25 (Would it be better to say, "in the life-style he enables his followers to live?).

III.What is the significance of these facts about Hebrews?

  1. Scholars have assigned several (Paul, Barnabas, Apollos) as the human author.
  2. Scholars believe the author sought to confirm the faith of Jewish Christians under persecution.

IV.. Memorize these key verses in the book of Hebrews:

1:1-3; 2:1; 4:14-16; 8:12; 9:22; 10:12 11:1,6; 12:1, 14; 13:8, 20-21.

V.Would you accept as the key verse for the book Hebrews 4:14 or would you suggest another verse?

"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess."

Suggestion: Urge any person who is confused about the Old Testament to read Hebrews because this book will relate the two Testaments.

VI.A suggested outline of Hebrews

An outline based on the material content of each chapter:

  1. Chapter One, a summary of the person and power of Jesus as the central figure in Hebrews,
  2. Chapter Two, give greater heed to greater message because of its authority, man's proposed destiny, Jesus' incarnate ministry.
  3. Chapter Three, consider Jesus as greater than Moses and obey the call of God in faith.
  4. Chapter Four, enter God's rest at limited time with faith in God's living Word through sympathetic high priest by grace.
  5. Chapter Five, Jesus is greater than any other priest and offers an eternal salvation
  6. .Chapter Six, an exhortation against falling away and urging to faithfulness.
  7. Chapter Seven, the priesthood of Jesus is better than that of Levi because he continues forever with the ability to save to the uttermost. One said, "From the guttermost to the uttermost."
  8. Chapter Eight, the new covenant is better than the old because it is inward , merciful, even to the forgiving and the forgetting of our sins.
  9. Chapter Nine, the sacrifice of Jesus is better then the animal sacrifices for he has presented his own atoning blood into the very heavenly presence of God.
  10. Chapter Ten, Jesus took a body to obey the Father by providing himself as a once for all adequate sacrifice.

Now, using the system and insights provided in the ten chapters above, complete the remaining three chapters. Hint:  Read the chapter and seek to create a very brief [as in the previous ten provided for you] sentence summation of the general content of each of the remaining three chapters.

  1. Chapter Eleven
  2. Chapter Twelve
  3. Chapter Thirteen

VII.Using the example below, create two very basic  three-level sermon / teaching outlines for the titles and texts suggested.

Sample Outline

Title:  Why We Should Run the Race of Life With Confidence? Hebrews 12:1-3

  1. We Should Run the Race With Confidence Because Others Who Have Proven It Can Be Done Are Cheering Us On!  12:1
  2. We Should Run the Race With Confidence Because Jesus Has Already Run It On Our Behalf!  12:2
  3. We Should Run the Race With Confidence Because Christ Provides Us With Both the Example and the Strength to Run On!  12:3

Suggested Titles and Texts

  1. What Every Christian Should Do, Do to Others, and Not Do. Hebrews 10:23-25
  2. Why Jesus Christ Is Our One and Only High Priest and What We Should Do Because of It. Hebrews 3:1-11
  3. Now, select three additional texts, assign a title, and create a basic three-level outline for each. If possible, teach or preach at least one of these to a group. Ask the group for feedback (both positive and negative).  A good scholar learns from the suggestions of others.

VIII.  After Completing the Course Above, Select A Quiet Place Free from Distractions, and Read the Entire Book of Hebrews Out Loud.

This may, at first, seem a strange assignment, but be assured that after you have completed it, you will have realized a certain kind of insight and appreciation for this wonderful Book that cannot be gained otherwise.

...end of course.

CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have completed the course as instructed, you have achieved an extremely important milestone in your walk with the Lord. We rejoice with you, and trust that God will use you in an even greater way to minister to a world that is in desperate need of the life- changing Gospel of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May the Holy Spirit go before you and make every crooked place straight! (Isaiah 45:2)

Now that you have completed this course, you have the option of receiving a Certificate of Achievement for a small fee.  See the "Procedure for Requesting a Certificate for a Completed Course."

 

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