Essential Christianity Program Courses

Bibliology

Trusting the Bible

101

Course Description:

This course reveals where we got the Bible. It is a commonsense introduction of the doctrine of the Bible, focusing on the origin of the Bible with a cursory examination of the nature of revelation, inspiration, inerrancy and illumination of the Scriptures.

Course Text:

What Everyone Needs to Know About the Bible, by Don Stewart
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Hermeneutics

Interpreting the Bible

102

Course Description:

This course will examine the principles of how to interpret of the Bible, equipping students to determine the meaning of Scripture in its literal-grammatical-historical context.

Course Text:

Basic Bible Interpretation, by Roy B. Zuck
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Apologetics

Defending the Bible

103

Course Description:

The course will examine the biblical principles supporting a rational defense of the Christian faith by examining the way people think. The goal is to win a person to Christ using a ready defense of the hope that lies in every believer with meekness and fear.

Course Text:

New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, by Josh McDowell
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Theology

Knowing God the Father

201

Course Description:

This study of God is a systematic introduction of the doctrine of God, His nature, characteristics and attributes.

Course Text:

The Sovereignty of God, by A.W. Pink
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Pneumatology

Knowing God the Holy Spirit

202

Course Description:

This focus in this course is the Holy Spirit and His relationship with the Church specifically His personality and work as well as expression in the philosophy of ministry.

Course Text:

Concerning Spiritual Gifts, by Donald Gee
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Christology

Knowing God the Son

203

Course Description:

This study of Jesus Christ is a methodical introduction to the person of Jesus Christ and all topics related to who He is and what He has done.

Course Text:

The Incomparable Christ, by J. Oswald Sanders
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Soteriology

Knowing Your Salvation

204

Course Description:

A study dealing with the specific doctrine of salvation, such as predestination of believers, sin, grace, and temptation.

Course Text:

Why Grace Changes Everything, by Chuck Smith
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Old Testament

Understanding God’s Old Covenant

301

Course Description:

This course surveys the entire Old Testament and equips the student to study the Scriptures using the deductive method.

Course Text:

Survey of the Old Testament, by Irving L. Jensen
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New Testament

Understanding God’s New Covenant

302

Course Description:

This course will surveys the entire New Testament and equips the student to study the Scriptures using the deductive method.

Course Text:

Survey of the New Testament, by Irving L. Jensen
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Ecclesiology

Understanding the Church

303

Course Description:

This course is a study of Church history in order to make it easy to understand, the result being that the student will come away with how God influenced humanity down through the ages.

Course Text:

Church History in Plain Language, by Bruce Shelley
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Eschatology

Understanding the End Times

304

Course Description:

In-depth study revealing the interpretation of prophecy, the relationship between biblical covenants and eschatology, as well as prophecies related to this present age, the tribulation period, second advent and the millennium.

Course Text:

Things to Come, by by J. Dwight Pentecost
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