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Biblical Study

B251: Life of David

This course is designed to be a biographical study of David, one of the most important Israelites in Scripture. The chronological biblical study will provide an overview of the ups and downs of the choices he made and the consequences and challenges he faced. Practical life lessons on faith and grace will be explored as David’s character and relationship with God unfolds.

B231: Hebrews

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.

B211: Life of Christ

Study the first coming of Jesus, the Messiah, with special attention to the Jewish background of the Gospels.

B151: Major Prophets

Survey the Major Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel with particular attention to their messianic and prophetic teaching.

B221: Acts-Galatians: Transitional Problems in the Early Church

A study of the book of Acts and selected passages from the Pauline Epistles, with a view to understanding the transitional issues and problems encountered by the early church. The original apostolic solutions will be examined, as well as the present-day ramifications of those problems and solutions.

B161: The Tabernacle: Shadows of the Messiah

Study Israel's wilderness Tabernacle and how the priesthood, services and sacrifices reveal the perfections of the Messiah.

B171: Messianic Prophecies

Study the Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah and their fulfillment during Christ's first and second coming.

B131: Daniel / Revelation

Study the two apocalyptic books and their rich teaching with attention to their relationship to each other.

B152: Minor Prophets

Designed to provide the student with an introductory examination and understanding of the Minor Prophets as presented in the Bible. The course will cover the history, date, author, and purpose of each of the 12 books in the Minor Prophets. Special attention will be given to how the prophet’s revelation is fulfilled in the Messiah and end-time prophecy.

WES: 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.)

Historical Study

B241: Women in the Life of Israel

FOR WOMEN ONLY "This course is designed for women to study the important role of seven biblical women in the life of Israel. Key biblical passages, as well as supplemental reading, will reveal their character development and the growth of their faith. Implications for women of today will be explored as well. (For women only.)"

H153: Jewish History: Modern

Study the formation of the modern state of Israel, from the return of the Jewish people to the formation of nation, its wars and relationship to the Arab people.

H121: Holocaust & Anti-Semitism

Examine the history of anti-Semitism including its causes and the most monumental event in history, the Holocaust. The student will see some of this period through the eyes of real people who lived through it and will struggle through some of the most difficult questions of evil vs. good ever presented in any time in history.

H152: Jewish History: Ancient

An introductory survey of the historical movements of Israel from its birth in the book of Genesis to modern times. The class will equip the student with a deeper knowledge of Israel’s history and develop an appreciation for God’s protection and preservation over His people from past until modern times.

H181: The Middle East Conflict

An introductory examination of the Middle East conflict between the State of Israel and its neighbors, with particular focus on Israel’s continuing struggle to find peace with the Palestinians. Designed to acquaint the student with the history, issues, and attempted solutions to the ongoing strife. Interaction with the information presented, along with the use of critical thinking skills, will enable the student to biblically assess the views and opinions put forth in the public debate surrounding Israel, its enemies, and the search for peace.

H151: Between the Testaments

Discover what happened from the end of the Old Testament to the beginning of the New Testament as you survey the historical events in Judea from the restoration (536 B.C) to the destruction of the Temple (70 A.D.).

H111: Jewish Culture & Customs

Examine the Jewish religion, its feasts, lifecycle, worship and dietary laws along with other customs and observations.

H161: The Promised Land for a Chosen People

Explore the relationship between the Land and the people of Israel––past, present, and future––in the plan of God. In this course, biblical passages will be considered, as well as church history and the current geo-political landscape affecting God's Chosen Land and People.

WPA: Passover: Truth & Tradition

Passover: Truth & Tradition is a 3-week, Bible-discussion IJS-Lite Workshop designed to provide an informative and relaxed biblical overview of Passover and its relationship to the modern Jewish holiday of Pesach and the Christian practice of the Lord’s Supper. God’s resolute covenants will strengthen your faith, and the Messianic allusions in Passover traditions will deepen your understanding of redemption. 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 digital or print copy of The Feasts of Israel by Bruce Scott are required for this workshop.)

Practical Study

P151: Israel Study Tour

Visit and study the Holy Land in this once in a lifetime hands on learning experience where the land of the Bible is your text book. The tour includes special lectures at biblical sites that will enhance the discovery process.

P111: Making Christ Known

This course examines the gospel message of Jesus Christ and key elements of the Christian faith. Consideration will be given to how one should communicate his/her faith in light of the various backgrounds of other people. This course is not designed to teach a particular method of sharing one’s faith, but rather to identify the essential components of faith that should be shared, encouraging the student to develop the ability to share his/her faith in the context of everyday life. Students will be challenged to develop and utilize their own personal testimony to make Christ known to others.

Doctrinal Study

D122: Survey of Bible Doctrine II

This course is designed to explore the major doctrines of the Bible that are foundational for Christian living and study. The required reading and systematic biblical analysis will include important areas of theology including man, sin, salvation, the church, and the future. The course will provide a general, yet careful survey of these doctrines and their impact on what we believe and how we respond in our daily lives.

D131: What on Earth is God Doing?

An examination of the ultimate purpose of history. Designed to acquaint the student with an understanding of why events in history happened as they did in the past, why the world is where it is today, and what will happen in the future. The student will be equipped to explain biblically why events occurred in history and what the purpose of life on earth is.

D151: God's Unique Relationship with Israel

Study God's purpose for Israel, His covenants with Israel and how they have directed God's dealings with Israel throughout history.

D171: The Future

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.

D111: Biblical Interpretation Makes a Difference

This course is designed to help the student learn how to understand the Bible from God’s perspective. Key to the process is what literal interpretation and the progress of revelation mean for reading and interpreting the Bible correctly. In addition, issues such as context, figures of speech, symbols, genre, and the specific area of prophecy will be dealt with relative to literal interpretation. The course will provide a framework for Bible study and interpretation which is often called Dispensationalism.

D121: Survey of Bible Doctrine I

This course is designed to explore the major doctrines of the Bible that are foundational for Christian living and study. The required reading and systematic biblical analysis will include important areas of theology, including God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, angels, Satan and demons. The course will provide a general, yet careful, survey of these doctrines and their impact on what we believe and how we respond in our daily lives.