Course Descriptions

All classes will be held on Zoom. Meeting ID: 595 140 5570

Hermeneutics I

Spring 2021 | Mondays 6:30 pm | Dr. Rev. Patricia Carroll When we learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. Hermeneutics gives us an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation and the ability to apply those principles. This popular book outlines a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application.

How to Study the Bible

Spring 2021 | Wednesdays 6:30 pm | Dr. Yvonne Gallaher Bible’s truths will transform you, aligning you with the character and ways of Jesus as you encounter him in the Scriptures. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through various study methods, such as ... Devotional • Chapter Summary • Character Quality • Thematic• Biographical • Topical • Word Study • Book Background • Book Survey• Chapter Analysis • Book Synthesis • Verse Analysis to help you develop a customized approach to studying, understanding, and applying the Bible.

Old Testament Survey

Spring 2021 | Thursdays 6:30 pm | Dr. Paul Hylton Overview of each book of the Old Testament, providing an introduction to a collection of books too little read or understood by Christians today. The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. This course addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes of the Old Testament to help readers understand its message and relevance. This course will bring God's Word to life and will show you that He still speaks to us through the Old Testament today.

Gospel of John

Spring 2021 | Tuesdays 6:30 pm | Pastor William McKissick The Gospel of John is filled with profound truths and rich spiritual stories. Stories of Christ’s miracles that inspire His followers; stories of a death that redeems the lost; and stories of a resurrection that provides us with hope for eternal glory. Every miracle, teaching, and action of Jesus that John captures in his Gospel has one clear purpose: to prove that Jesus is the Word, the Messiah, and the Son of God. The dramatic milestones of Christ’s ministry, as portrayed by John, have invited millions of believers throughout the ages into a saving faith with Jesus Christ, and will lead you into a deeper understanding of the ultimate story of Jesus, the Son of God.