Winter Session 2017Jan 16 - Feb 25
Enrollment is Full
A study of the background, context and content of Hebrews. Emphasis is placed on gaining an understanding of the struggle of the first-century Jewish Christians, whose trials were pressuring them to go back to the faith of their forefathers rather than going on to maturity in Christ. An understanding of the author’s emphasis on the superiority of Christ, the New Covenant and Jesus’ priesthood should encourage the student’s pursuit of maturity.
An overview of unfulfilled prophetic events revealed in Scripture, with particular focus on the Rapture, the Tribulation Period, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium, and the New Heavens and New Earth. Designed to acquaint the student with the “big picture” of end-time prophecy, as well as certain, specific related issues. The student will be encouraged to use the topic of future events as a discussion opener when sharing his faith.
IJS-Lite WorkshopFeb 27 - Mar 17 [3 weeks]
Enrollment begins» Feb 13
Heroes and Villains in the Book of Esther
Heroes and Villains in the Book of Esther is a 3-week, Bible-discussion Workshop providing an informative and relaxed overview of the book of Esther and the Jewish holiday of Purim. Watching God work in the lives of individuals and nations will encourage your faith. Practical, faith-life lessons, course materials, and thought-provoking discussion questions may be easily adapted for use in the local church. (A digital subscription to IMG and a print or digital copy of The Feasts of Israel by Bruce Scott are required.)
IJS-Lite Workshops provide a fresh path to biblical understanding in an online virtual living-room-style atmosphere. The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Jewish Studies has designed the various Workshops to provide an informative and relaxed overview of a Bible book, topic, or current trend relating to Israel, the Messiah, or Prophecy.
IJS-Lite Workshops are non-graded. The 3-week online format includes interactive faith-life lessons, course materials, and thought-provoking discussion questions, which are also easily adapted for use in the Local Church.
Workshops are discussion-based and Bible-centered. Although less intense than IJS academic courses, enthusiastic participation in discussions is an integral part of creating a meaningful experience for everyone involved. Therefore, each participant should be committed to participate wholeheartedly.