This is a 7-lesson course to prepare those who are desirous of baptism and entry to church membership.
The seven lessons include personal salvation, ordinance of baptism, the church, church attendance, Christian giving, ordinance of the Lord’s supper, and the Word of God.
This is an 8-lesson course conducted for new believers, new members, and anyone interested in the lessons to help them gain insights into growing and maturing in their relationship with God as they follow Christ in the Christian walk.
The eight lessons are personal devotion, prayer, finding God’s will, overcoming temptation, the victorious Christian life, stewardship, obedience, and Bible study method.
This is a course on what love is, waiting until marriage, understanding the sex drive, dating, love is more than a beautiful feeling, pitfalls and how to avoid them, how to experience God’s love, how to tell if it is real love, and choosing wisely.
Bible study with a right approach to it is critically important. Amid the wonderful diversity of the Scriptures is a marvellous unity. The 66 books are not merely a collection of writings, but are indeed one book…progressively unveiled or revealed in a harmony of the structure that constitutes one spiritual unity of the message which it collectively declares. The Bible is the word of God, we study it to seek to learn – under the illumination of the Holy Spirit – the mind and the truth and the will of God.
We will begin with a survey of the Bible in 2 clear parts:
1. New Testament Survey
The 27 books or documents of collected memoirs and letters which comprise the New Testament, express the spiritual function and significance of the NT to enable our entry into saving truth, into the true knowledge of Christ, and into eternal blessedness. The 4 Gospels and the Acts are the only historical books of the NT. Following these books are 9 Christian Church Epistles penned by the apostle Paul that are letters of teaching and instruction in Christian truth and practice and are mainly doctrinal. 4 other epistles are written not to the church but to individuals – 2 to Timothy, 1 to Titus, and 1 to Philemon – called Pastoral Epistles. What remains are 9 other writings, letters of varying length. We may call them Hebrew Christian Epistles as they are distinctively Hebrew in their primary adaptation and application.
2. Old Testament Survey
The 39 books of the Old Testament fall into an orderly grouping of 17 historical, 5 experiential, 17 prophetical (sub-grouped under 5 and 9 and 3). It is an observable wonder that the 5 experiential books concerning the individual human heart lay smack between the 17 each of historical and prophetical books. Over 30 writers contributed to the OT, spaced out over 1,200 years writing in different places, to different parties, for different purposes… what plurality! We can see God’s directed design revealed in the unity of the OT.