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Bible Institute

The Bible Institute is a forty-week program beginning September 11, 2014, every Thursday from 6:30 – 9:30pm.  There are eight units of study that cover the following topics:

 Unit 1: How to interpret the Bible (2 weeks)
 Unit 2: Study of the Old Testament, book by book (13 weeks)
 Unit 3: Study of the New Testament, book by book (10 weeks)
 Unit 4: How Christian formation happens in the Christian's life and disciplines that serve this formation (3 weeks)
 Unit 5: Overview of Church History, from Christianity's beginning through contemporary church life (3 weeks)
 Unit 6: How to defend the Bible and the historical identity of Christ(2 weeks)
 Unit 7: Comparative study of Christianity with other world religions (2 weeks)
 Unit 8: Study of basic theological issues in the Bible (5 weeks)

A student may select individual units of study or register for the entire forty-week program of study receiving a certificate of completion at graduation.

The week-to-week class schedule is:

Unit One:  BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION (2)
Week 1                  09/11   What is the Bible?
Week 2                  09/18   Biblical Hermeneutics: How to interpret the Bible
Unit Two:  OLD TESTAMENT (13)
Week 3                  09/25     Old Testament overview, Genesis 
Week 4                  10/02     Exodus, Leviticus
Week 5                  10/09     Numbers, Deuteronomy
Week 6                  10/16     Joshua, Judges, Ruth
Week 7                  10/23     1 & 2 Samuel, 1 Kings
Week 8                  10/30     2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles
Week 9                  11/06     Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Week 10                11/13     Job, Psalms
Week 11                11/20     Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations
Week 12                11/25     Intro to Prophets, Isaiah
Week 13                12/04     Pre exilic:  Jeremiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah,
                                          Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Week 14                12/11     Exilic:  Ezekiel, Daniel
Week 15                12/18     Post exilic:  Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
                                          Intertestamental Period (1 hr)
Unit Three:  NEW TESTAMENT (10)
Week 16                01/08     Intro to New Testament, Matthew, Mark
Week 17                01/15     Luke, John
Week 18                01/22     Acts
Week 19                01/29     Romans
Week 20                02/05     1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians
Week 21                02/12     Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
Week 22                02/19     1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Week 23                02/26     Hebrews, James
Week 24                03/05     1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John; Jude
Week 25                03/12     Revelation
Unit Four:  SPIRITUAL FORMATION (3)
Week 26                03/19     God’s Invitation and Our Response
Week 27                03/26     Vertical Living:  Growing Our Daily Relationship w/God
Week 28                04/02     Horizontal Living: Loving Others
Unit Five:  CHURCH HISTORY (3)
Week 29                04/09     Early Church Fathers
Week 30                04/16     From Constantine through Reformation
Week 31                04/23     American Church
Unit Six:  APOLOGETICS (2)
Week 32                04/30     The Person of Christ
Week 33                05/07     The Problem of Evil
Unit Seven:  CHRISTIANITY & WORLD RELIGIONS (2)
Week 34                05/14     World Religions:  Islam, Buddhism
Week 35                05/21     Cults:  Mormonism, Jehovah Witness
Unit Eight:  BASIC THEOLOGICAL ISSUES (5)
Week 36                05/28     Introduction and Orientation to Theology
Week 37                06/05     The Doctrine of God
Week 38                06/11     The Doctrine of Creation/The Doctrine of Salvation
Week 39                06/18     The Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology)/
                                           (The Holy Spirit)
Week 40                06/25     The Doctrine of Salvation (God’s Kingdom)