Licentiate of Biblical Studies

"Historical exegesis is only the preliminary part of interpretation; application is its essence. Exegesis without application should not be called interpretation at all."
— J.I. PACKER
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Degree/Postgraduate

Duration

9-12 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

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Licentiate of Biblical Studies Overview

The Licentiate of Biblical Studies gives you the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to understand the Old and New Testaments. It gives you the hermeneutical skills to interpret any passage of Scripture.

The Licentiate of Biblical Studies qualification is for people who want a comprehensive approach to studying some of the most important and defining books and passages of the Bible in detail.

Start the journey of critical analysis and learn for yourself what the Bible is saying in the past, present and future. Understanding the Bible is a critical part of your relationship with God. It gives meaning and answers to your faith.

What is a Licentiate of Biblical Studies? Licentiate comes from the Latin licentia, “freedom” which is applied in the phrases licentia docendi meaning permission to teach and licentia ad practicandum signifying someone who holds a certificate of competence to practise a profession i.e. Bible teacher, pastor, ministry, theology or parish life.

The Licentiate of Biblical Studies is part of the Axx Bible and Theology stream. This stream is a systematic approach to understanding the Bible and Theology. It starts by building a foundation of introductory concepts and grows into discussing some of the most interesting and important passages of the Bible doctrines about God.

Who is the Licentiate of Biblical Studies for

  • This Licentiate of Biblical Studies is designed for those who want a serious program of biblical study with excellent professors who teach the word of God.
  • It is ideal for those who have a strong desire to seek out biblical truth and answers for today.
  • It is for people who want deep accurate theological teaching.

What you will learn

Biblical Hermeneutics Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn how to critically analyse diverse methods in biblical hermeneutics including historicocritical, ideological and contextualised readings.

Biblical Hermeneutics Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn the impact of the impact of literary genre on biblical interpretation within the historico-critical method.

Biblical Hermeneutics Part 3: Certified

  • You will learn how to evaluate some recent approaches to biblical interpretation (such as a narrative, Pentecostal, Feminist, post structuralist, or postmodern) and integrate these approaches into ministry situations.

Jesus & the Gospels – Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn how to understand and interpret the key themes and approaches to studying the Gospels.

Jesus & the Gospels – Part 2: Certified

  • Jesus & the Gospels – Part 2: Certified

Theology: Ministry in the Spirit

  • How to discern insights, revelations and promptings given by the Holy Spirit and when they are for private edification or the edification of others. You will grow in the expressions of gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit and when to act on promptings of the Holy Spirit in accordance with the biblical guidelines.

Acts Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn the background, theology and purpose of Acts and then proceed into a detailed commentary of important passages.

Acts Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn how the mission of the early Church is launched by Peter and taken to the gentiles by Paul.

Pentateuch Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn in detail about the critically important passage of Genesis and Exodus that influence the rest of scripture and our faith and belief of today.

Pentateuch Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn in detail about the importance of the Torah and the critical teachings of Moses.

Romans and Galatians Part 1: Certified

  • You will learn how to interpret and understand the book of Romans, arguably the most important book of theology in the New Testament.

Romans and Galatians Part 2: Certified

  • You will learn how to interpret and understand the books of Romans, and Galatians. The Theological frameworks for belief and ministry in the Evangelical world.

Included Courses

Biblical Hermeneutics: Certified – Part 1

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As Christianity is a text-related faith, interpretation of the Scriptures has always been essential, and often controversial, it is a feature of Christian theology and praxis. Part 1: Hermeneutics in History reviews and extends students understanding of exegetical methods in history and considers issues that arise such as the use of allegory, the arguments over the role of the authors, the text and the reader.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. What is Hermeneutics?
  3. Problems in Interpreting Scripture
  4. Interpretation in Action
  5. What is meaning anyway?
  6. Early Jewish Hermeneutics (1)
  7. Early Jewish Hermeneutics (2)
  8. Apostolic Hermeneutics
  9. Apostolic & Post Apostolic Hermeneutics
  10. Medieval Hermeneutics
  11. Reformation Hermeneutics
  12. Reformation & Post Reformation Hermeneutics
  13. 19th Century Hermeneutics
  14. 20th Century Hermeneutics (1)
  15. 20th Century Hermeneutics (2)
  16. Historical-Critical Approach to Scripture (1)
  17. Historical-Critical Approach to Scripture (2)
  18. Historical Criticism & the Gospels (1)
  19. Historical Criticism & the Gospels (2)
  20. Historical Criticism & Daniel
  21. Textual & Translation Issues

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Biblical Hermeneutics: Certified – Part 2

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As Christianity is a text-related faith, interpretation of the Scriptures has always been an essential, and often controversial, feature of Christian theology and praxis. Part 2: The Historical-Critical Method provides a review of the methods of exegesis discussed so far in the course and extends previous discussions by introducing material on literary genres and processes of how Scripture is applied.

Curriculum Covered

  1. What is Context?
  2. Widening & Immediate Context
  3. Wider & Widest Contexts
  4. What is Historic Context?
  5. Importance of Historic Context
  6. What is Genre?
  7. Genre: Old Testament Narrative
  8. Genre: Old Testament Law & Poetry
  9. Genre: Old Testament Prophecy
  10. Genres of the New Testament
  11. Genre: Parables & Miracle Stories
  12. The Genre of Acts
  13. Genre: New Testament Letters
  14. Genre: NT Letters (2) & Revelation
  15. Language: Issues in Meaning
  16. Language: Words, Structure & Grammar
  17. Language: Grammar & Special Cases
  18. The Role of the Interpreter (1)
  19. The Role of the Interpreter (2)
  20. The Hermeneutical Spiral

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Biblical Hermeneutics: Certified – Part 3

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As Christianity is a text-related faith, interpretation of the Scriptures has always been an essential, and often controversial, feature of Christian theology and praxis. Part 3: Considers various methods of reading the Biblical text including Ideological Interpretations, narrative reading, Deconstructionist and Postmodern Methods, reception criticism, feminist interpretation, Pentecostal Hermeneutics, Ethno-Criticism

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description and Resources
  2. The Question of Meaning/s (1)
  3. The Question of Meaning/s (2)
  4. The Question of Meaning/s (3)
  5. The Question of Meaning/s (4)
  6. The Question of Meaning/s (5)
  7. Pentecostal Approaches to Hermeneutics (1)
  8. Pentecostal Approaches to Hermeneutics (2)
  9. Pentecostal Hermeneutics & History (1)
  10. Pentecostal Hermeneutics & History (2)
  11. New Trends in Biblical Interpretation
  12. Narrative Criticism
  13. Background to Postmodernism
  14. Features of Postmodern Thought
  15. Postmodern Hermeneutics
  16. Postcolonial Biblical Studies
  17. The Importance of Application
  18. Common Errors in Application
  19. Ten Questions (1-6)
  20. Ten Questions (7-10)
  21. Difficult Issues for Application 

About your instructor

Jon Newton 150 x 150 opt

Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon’s Ph D was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently, I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.

Jeremy Weetman 150 x 150 opt

Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and has been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

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Jesus & the Gospels: Certified – Part 1

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Take a closer look at Jesus & the Gospels in part one of this course, as you unpack the key structures and themes in the first four books of the New Testament. Explore the life and work of Jesus and understand the gospels at a deeper level.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Overview of the Gospels
  3. Background to the New Testament
  4. A Criterion for the New Testament
  5. Introduction to Critical Approaches
  6. Form Criticism
  7. Redaction Criticism
  8. Orality & the Gospels
  9. The Gospels as Literature
  10. Matthew: Theology & Themes
  11. Mark: Theology & Themes
  12. The Construction of History
  13. Luke: Theology & Themes
  14. The Synoptic Problem
  15. John (1)
  16. John (2)
  17. Reception & Harmonisation
  18. Search for the Historical Jesus
  19. Jesus & Kingdom
  20. Paul & Jesus

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Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full-time bible teaching.

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JESUS AS A KING

2024-02-04

JESUS AND GOSPEL 2

JESUS AS A KING

Christians in the modern day do not worship Jesus as a King rather as a savior, most of our sermons and teachings has centered Jesus as a savior of sinners and a son of God who just loved us. His kingship is hardly mentioned or appreciated among many faithful’s.

In this write-up I will briefly try to trace the Kingship of Jesus from the Old Testament to New Testament, just to appreciate and bring to our attention His Kingship as stated in scriptures.

Kingship Foretold in the Old Testament

Reading the Old Testament we find prophecies that alludes to a king who will sit on the throne of King David and establish an everlasting Kingdom. His kingdom will be of peace and justice. Isaiah speaks of this King and how His Kingdom will look like. He tells us how the King will come about, that he will be born and then given to us as a son, He will have dominion (government) on his shoulder, that is, the responsibility of establishing and running of a Kingdom will be upon Him.

Isaiah then gives us the names of this King which are derived from the quality or the type of King He will be or how He will govern this Kingdom, He says that He will be called a wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of peace, that the Kingdom will increase in peace and will have no end, it will be established on the throne of David, that is from the lineage or by the descendant of David. It will be uphold with justice and righteousness from that time and for evermore. He says that the passion of the Lord of Host will bring it to fruition. Isaiah 9:6-8

Daniel sees a vision where, with the clouds of heaven, came one like a son of man. He says this son of man came to the ancient of days and was presented before Him (before the ancient of days). The ancient of days gave him (the son of man) dominion (government), glory (majesty) and a kingdom (all that pertains to form a kingdom), all people (humanity), nations (countries or regions), and languages (tribes) to serve (submit to) him, that it shall be an everlasting government which shall never pass away, and that the kingdom shall never be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14.

In these few passages we see a pronunciation by the Old Testament prophets to their generation that there would be a king who will come in future to establish a just, peaceful and a righteous kingdom. The king will be good, full of wonder from the lineage of David and that he will establish an everlasting kingdom on the throne of King David by the decree of the Lord of Host. Jeremiah speaks of the Lord raising up for David a righteous branch and a king that will reign and prosper, administer judgement and justice on earth. Jeremiah 23:5 (Logos Bible software, 2010)

Kingship Fulfilled in the New Testament

Yahweh in the book of Isaiah, speaking to Ahaz tells Ahaz to ask for a sign and make it deep or high but Ahaz refuses and says he will not put Yahweh to test. Yahweh then speak to the house of David and says the Lord will himself give a sign, that “a virgin is with a child and she is about to give birth to a son and she shall call his name God with us”. Isaiah 7:10-14.

This sign is fulfilled in the book of Matthew where after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem of Judea, the wise men from the East came asking where is the one born King of the Jews, that they had seen the star when it arose and they have come to worship him. Matthew 2:1-2.

A question is then asked in the book of John 7:42, “don’t the scripture say Christ is a descendant of David and that he come from Bethlehem a village where David lived ?.

We have a speech In Micah 5:2 it says “As for you Bethlehem Ephrathah you are the least among the clan of Judah yet from you shall arise the King who will rule Israel on my behalf, one whose origin is from the distant past”. This words were quoted by the wise men to King Herod when he asked them where Christ is to be born in Bethlehem of Judea in the book of Matthew 2:6. With these few scriptures we can see that Jesus who is also Christ, is the one born in Bethlehem Ephrathah of Judea as King of the Jews to rule Israel, as confirmed by the wise men from the East who followed a star as a sign to come and worship (Submit to) Him.

The book of Revelation speaks of Jesus Christ as a faithful witness, the first-born from the dead and the ruler of Kings on earth (King of Kings), the one who loved us has made as a kingdom of priest to his God and Father, it says to him (Jesus) be the glory and power forever, Amen. Revelation 1:5-6. The subjects of His kingdom are the called, chosen and the faithful. His titles in His kingdom are the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings and the lamb who will conquer all. Revelation 17: 14.

Peter when speaking to the crowed that was perplexed with what was happening on the day of Pentecost, in his sermon, talks of David’s death and burial and tells them that before he died, David spoke of an oath that God had sworn to him, that he will seat one of his descendants on his throne, that David also spoke of the resurrection of Christ, and said “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”. Peter then tells the crowed that, this Jesus whom God has raised and which they were all a witness, has been exalted to the right hand of God. Acts 2:30-33

Paul writing to the Ephesians, tells them that it is his prayer that God may grant them spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him (God), so that they may know the hope of his calling, riches of his glory, his inheritance among saints, the surpassing greatness of his power to those who believe, according to his mighty strength which worked in raising Him (Christ) from the dead and seating Him (Christ) at the right hand in heavenly places, above all rule and authority and power, lordship, every name named not only in this age but also to the ages to come, and God has subjected all things under His (Christ) feet, gave him (Christ) as head over all things to the church (his body), and the fullness of the one (God) who fills all things in every way. Ephesians 1:18-23

Again we find Paul when advising Timothy to be of good and righteous character, mentioning the attributes of Jesus as a King and Lord, Paul tells Timothy to observe the commandment without a fault, irreproachable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, in which God in his own time will make known (Jesus Christ), the blessed and only sovereign, King of those who reign as kings, Lord of those who rule as lords, who alone possesses immortality, who lives in unapproachable light, whom no human being has seen nor is able to see, to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:13-16

These few New Testament scriptures confirms Jesus Christ as the King who is, who was and who is to come and establish a Kingdom of righteousness on earth on the throne of David as a descendant of David. His kingdom will be an eternal kingdom, and that He will reign in heaven and on earth. Revelation speaks of Him coming back on earth as a king, it states “Behold, he is coming with the clouds and every eye will see him, even every one who pierced him, and all the tribe of the earth will mourn over him, Yes Amen. I am the alpha and Omega, says the Lord God, the one who is and the one who was and the one who is coming, the All-Powerful”. Revelation 1:7-8 (Logos Bible software, 2010)

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REFERENCE

Logos Bible software, W. H. (2010). The Lexham English Bible. Lexham Press.

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Jesus & the Gospels: Certified – Part 2

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Take a closer look at Jesus & the Gospels in part one of this course, as you unpack the key structures and themes in the first four books of the New Testament. Explore the life and work of Jesus and understand the gospels at a deeper level.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Messianic Expectations
  2. Jesus as Messiah
  3. Jesus as Lord
  4. Jesus as King
  5. Gospels as Performance
  6. Jesus as Prophet
  7. Jesus as Teacher
  8. Orality & the Gospels
  9. Miracles
  10. Jesus & Miracles
  11. Jesus & Healing
  12. Birth of Jesus
  13. Baptism of Jesus
  14. Galilean & Judean Ministry
  15. Entry into Jerusalem
  16. Stations of the Cross
  17. Jesus & Conflict
  18. The Eucharist
  19. Death of Jesus
  20. Resurrection of Jesus
  21. Reading the Gospels Today
  22. Engaging in Jesus’ Teaching
  23. The Past. The Present. The Future

About your instructor

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Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full-time bible teaching.

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JESUS AS A KING

2024-02-04

JESUS AND GOSPEL 2

JESUS AS A KING

Christians in the modern day do not worship Jesus as a King rather as a savior, most of our sermons and teachings has centered Jesus as a savior of sinners and a son of God who just loved us. His kingship is hardly mentioned or appreciated among many faithful’s.

In this write-up I will briefly try to trace the Kingship of Jesus from the Old Testament to New Testament, just to appreciate and bring to our attention His Kingship as stated in scriptures.

Kingship Foretold in the Old Testament

Reading the Old Testament we find prophecies that alludes to a king who will sit on the throne of King David and establish an everlasting Kingdom. His kingdom will be of peace and justice. Isaiah speaks of this King and how His Kingdom will look like. He tells us how the King will come about, that he will be born and then given to us as a son, He will have dominion (government) on his shoulder, that is, the responsibility of establishing and running of a Kingdom will be upon Him.

Isaiah then gives us the names of this King which are derived from the quality or the type of King He will be or how He will govern this Kingdom, He says that He will be called a wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of peace, that the Kingdom will increase in peace and will have no end, it will be established on the throne of David, that is from the lineage or by the descendant of David. It will be uphold with justice and righteousness from that time and for evermore. He says that the passion of the Lord of Host will bring it to fruition. Isaiah 9:6-8

Daniel sees a vision where, with the clouds of heaven, came one like a son of man. He says this son of man came to the ancient of days and was presented before Him (before the ancient of days). The ancient of days gave him (the son of man) dominion (government), glory (majesty) and a kingdom (all that pertains to form a kingdom), all people (humanity), nations (countries or regions), and languages (tribes) to serve (submit to) him, that it shall be an everlasting government which shall never pass away, and that the kingdom shall never be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14.

In these few passages we see a pronunciation by the Old Testament prophets to their generation that there would be a king who will come in future to establish a just, peaceful and a righteous kingdom. The king will be good, full of wonder from the lineage of David and that he will establish an everlasting kingdom on the throne of King David by the decree of the Lord of Host. Jeremiah speaks of the Lord raising up for David a righteous branch and a king that will reign and prosper, administer judgement and justice on earth. Jeremiah 23:5 (Logos Bible software, 2010)

Kingship Fulfilled in the New Testament

Yahweh in the book of Isaiah, speaking to Ahaz tells Ahaz to ask for a sign and make it deep or high but Ahaz refuses and says he will not put Yahweh to test. Yahweh then speak to the house of David and says the Lord will himself give a sign, that “a virgin is with a child and she is about to give birth to a son and she shall call his name God with us”. Isaiah 7:10-14.

This sign is fulfilled in the book of Matthew where after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem of Judea, the wise men from the East came asking where is the one born King of the Jews, that they had seen the star when it arose and they have come to worship him. Matthew 2:1-2.

A question is then asked in the book of John 7:42, “don’t the scripture say Christ is a descendant of David and that he come from Bethlehem a village where David lived ?.

We have a speech In Micah 5:2 it says “As for you Bethlehem Ephrathah you are the least among the clan of Judah yet from you shall arise the King who will rule Israel on my behalf, one whose origin is from the distant past”. This words were quoted by the wise men to King Herod when he asked them where Christ is to be born in Bethlehem of Judea in the book of Matthew 2:6. With these few scriptures we can see that Jesus who is also Christ, is the one born in Bethlehem Ephrathah of Judea as King of the Jews to rule Israel, as confirmed by the wise men from the East who followed a star as a sign to come and worship (Submit to) Him.

The book of Revelation speaks of Jesus Christ as a faithful witness, the first-born from the dead and the ruler of Kings on earth (King of Kings), the one who loved us has made as a kingdom of priest to his God and Father, it says to him (Jesus) be the glory and power forever, Amen. Revelation 1:5-6. The subjects of His kingdom are the called, chosen and the faithful. His titles in His kingdom are the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings and the lamb who will conquer all. Revelation 17: 14.

Peter when speaking to the crowed that was perplexed with what was happening on the day of Pentecost, in his sermon, talks of David’s death and burial and tells them that before he died, David spoke of an oath that God had sworn to him, that he will seat one of his descendants on his throne, that David also spoke of the resurrection of Christ, and said “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”. Peter then tells the crowed that, this Jesus whom God has raised and which they were all a witness, has been exalted to the right hand of God. Acts 2:30-33

Paul writing to the Ephesians, tells them that it is his prayer that God may grant them spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him (God), so that they may know the hope of his calling, riches of his glory, his inheritance among saints, the surpassing greatness of his power to those who believe, according to his mighty strength which worked in raising Him (Christ) from the dead and seating Him (Christ) at the right hand in heavenly places, above all rule and authority and power, lordship, every name named not only in this age but also to the ages to come, and God has subjected all things under His (Christ) feet, gave him (Christ) as head over all things to the church (his body), and the fullness of the one (God) who fills all things in every way. Ephesians 1:18-23

Again we find Paul when advising Timothy to be of good and righteous character, mentioning the attributes of Jesus as a King and Lord, Paul tells Timothy to observe the commandment without a fault, irreproachable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, in which God in his own time will make known (Jesus Christ), the blessed and only sovereign, King of those who reign as kings, Lord of those who rule as lords, who alone possesses immortality, who lives in unapproachable light, whom no human being has seen nor is able to see, to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:13-16

These few New Testament scriptures confirms Jesus Christ as the King who is, who was and who is to come and establish a Kingdom of righteousness on earth on the throne of David as a descendant of David. His kingdom will be an eternal kingdom, and that He will reign in heaven and on earth. Revelation speaks of Him coming back on earth as a king, it states “Behold, he is coming with the clouds and every eye will see him, even every one who pierced him, and all the tribe of the earth will mourn over him, Yes Amen. I am the alpha and Omega, says the Lord God, the one who is and the one who was and the one who is coming, the All-Powerful”. Revelation 1:7-8 (Logos Bible software, 2010)

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  1. Introduction to the Book of Acts
  2. Acts as Literature
  3. Occasion & Purpose of Acts
  4. Themes & Theology of Acts
  5. Historical & Critical Issues
  6. Opening & Overview
  7. Ascension & Promise
  8. The Spirit Comes
  9. Peter’s Explanation
  10. Response & Baptism
  11. Early Believers
  12. Healing & Explanation
  13. Trial of Peter & John
  14. Challenges of the Early Church
  15. 2nd Arrest & Problems Within
  16. Stephen’s Speech & Death
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Acts has given me the green light on what the apostle went through on proclaiming the good news. It has also strengthen my faith on who God is.For really being a follower of christ needs commitment and compassion.It si book that has revealed for me how God speaks,leads and protects his faithful savant. It has opened my spiritual eyes on the Holy Spirit when resting on the apostle and how it lead God’s people. Through this lesson and lectures I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience on proclaiming chrst Jesus.

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In fact, this lesson gave me enough knowledge to understand how the church was born, the importance of the Holy Spirit on the church and the power of God over the good of Satan. I also understand that it is in suffering that the church finds strength to expand. Praise be to Jesus Christ who gave himself up and shed his blood to receive his bride which is the church. And we can’t help but praise the apostles who agreed to be wronged so that the gospel could reach all the nations. AMEN!

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  1. Peter & Cornelius
  2. Caesarea & Antioch Church
  3. Herod & the Jerusalem Church
  4. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (1)
  5. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (2)
  6. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (3)
  7. The Issues
  8. The Debate
  9. The Decision
  10. The ‘Second Missionary Journey’: Philippi
  11. Thessalonica to Athens
  12. Corinth
  13. Transition to Ephesus
  14. Triumph in Ephesus
  15. End of Paul’s Free Ministry
  16. Riot in Jerusalem
  17. Paul’s First Defences
  18. Paul’s Second Defences
  19. Journey to Rome & the Storm
  20. Shipwreck & Final Arrival
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The Pentateuch, as the first section of Christian Scriptures, lays the foundation for understanding the whole Bible. This part the Pentateuch, authorship, and how-to exegete the text. It examines the books of Genesis and Exodus its major themes.

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  1. Pentateuch Introduction; relation to OT
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  3. Theology of the Pentateuch
  4. Genesis 1:1 – 2:3a: Creation Event
  5. Genesis 1:26-28 Ha-Adam
  6. Genesis 3 Eden; the ‘fall’; the Effects
  7. Genesis 6:1-8:22 The Flood Narrative
  8. Genesis 11:1-9 Tower of Babel
  9. Genesis 12 Abraham & Covenant
  10. Genesis 15 Covenant Strong Friendship
  11. Genesis 17 Circumcision and Covenant
  12. Genesis 22 Sacrifice of Isaac
  13. Genesis 27-35 Jacob & Covenant
  14. Genesis 37-50 Joseph
  15. Archaeology: Confirm or Deny?
  16. The Religion of the Patriarchs
  17. Genesis & Science
  18. Exodus 3 Mosaic Call
  19. Exodus 7-12 Power Encounter God v Ra
  20. Exodus 13-14 Passover & Exodus
  21. Exodus 15 I am the Lord who Heals
  22. Exodus 15:22-18 God’s Provision
  23. Exodus 20 Decalogue; Mosaic Covenant
  24. Exodus 32-33 The Golden Calf & Renewal
  25. Priests & Worship
  26. Exodus. The Tabernacle A
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  2. Leviticus 1-7 The Offerings
  3. Leviticus 8-16 Clean and Unclean
  4. Leviticus 16-17 Atonement & Blood
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  6. Leviticus 19 Be Holy
  7. Leviticus 23-24 Festivals & Worship
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  9. Numbers Overview
  10. Numbers 9: Passover; Fire, Cloud
  11. Numbers 10-11 Complaints; Provision
  12. Numbers 12 Miriam / Aaron Rebel
  13. Numbers 13-14 the 12 Leaders / Spies
  14. Numbers 15 Various Offerings
  15. Numbers 16 Korah’s Rebellion
  16. Numbers 21 Israel complains; Bronze Snake
  17. Numbers 22-25 Balaam & Sin
  18. Numbers 32-35 Division of the Land
  19. Deuteronomy Overview
  20. Structure of Deuteronomy
  21. Deuteronomy & Law Codes
  22. Deuteronomy 5
  23. Deuteronomy 6
  24. Deuteronomy 7-11 Covenant Obedience
  25. Deuteronomy 16-18 Worship & Priesthood
  26. Deuteronomy 27-28 Blessings & Curses
  27. Deuteronomy 29-30 Ratification of the Covenant

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This two part course examines Paul’s letters to the Romans and Galatians assisting students in developing their own views of soteriology and other key topics for Christians and churches in all eras.

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  1. Course Description & Additional Resources
  2. Introduction to Paul 1
  3. Introduction to Paul 2
  4. Reading Paul
  5. New Perspective on Paul
  6. Introduction to Romans
  7. Romans 1:1-17
  8. Romans 1:16-17
  9. Romans 1:18-32
  10. Romans 2:1-16
  11. Romans 2:17:29
  12. Works of the Law in Paul
  13. Romans 3:1-9
  14. Romans 3:9-20
  15. Romans 3:12-21
  16. Romans 4:1-12
  17. Romans 4:13-25
  18. Romans 5:1-11
  19. Romans 5:12-21
  20. Ancient Stories & Romans
  21. Romans 6 Overview (1)
  22. Romans 6 Overview (2)
  23. Romans 7:1-6
  24. Romans 7:7-25
  25. Romans 8:1-17
  26. Romans 8:17-39
  27. Suffering & Hope

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  3. Romans 9:6-29
  4. Romans 9:30-10:21
  5. Romans 11
  6. Romans 12
  7. Romans 13
  8. Romans 14
  9. Romans 15
  10. Romans 16
  11. Romans Conclusion
  12. Intro to Galatians
  13. Purpose & Themes in Galatians
  14. Galatians 1:1-10
  15. Galatians 1 & 2
  16. Galatians 2:1-14
  17. Galatians 2:15-21
  18. Galatians 3 1:5
  19. Galatians 3:6-28
  20. Galatians 4
  21. Galatians 5:1-15
  22. Galatians 5:15-26
  23. Galatians 6
  24. The “New Perspective” on Paul
  25. The Righteousness of God

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