More COURSES in Preparation|
These are at various stages, some are complete as notes but lack the tape sets, others were taught at a local bible college but need re-editing for distance study. Please enquire if you are interested in studying them or having them taught at your church or class.
APPROACHING THE BIBLE
Word in the Wilderness - food in the desert
A love of the Truth (2 Thessalonians 2.10)
A heart to know the Scriptures, road to Emmaus
Jewish views on study as the highest form of worship
Christ centred Bible Interpretation
Context & Pretext, Literal & Spiritual
THE UNITY OF THE TWO TESTAMENTS
Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 20-22 compared
Heretical attempts to abandon the Old Testament e.g., Marcion, Delitzsch, Hegel
Grace in the Old Testament
Judgement in the New Testament
Love in the Old Testament
Law in the New Testament
THE LAW & THE COMMANDMENTS
Introduction, relevance and Torah word study
The Law before Moses - Did the Patriarchs keep the Law?
The Giving of the Law - Sinai & Pentecost, to all nations or Israel only?
The Ten Commandments
The Greatest Commandment - or How many commandments?
The Heart of the Law (Leviticus) & The Law in the Heart (Jeremiah)
Jesus & the Law - Matthew 5.17-18 etc.
Oral & Written, Heavy & Light?
The Sermon on the Mount - New commandments or old?
Paul and the Law (Romans etc) - Which law?
Is Christ the 'end' of the Law?
The other NT writers and the Law
Acts 15, the early church and the Law; does the law have a future?
Whetting the appetite, Jewish & Hebraic keys to interpreting Scripture
Adding one thing to another - rock & stone
Skipping - linking verses
Chaining - more linked verses
Parallelism: Applications and Implications
JEWISH FEASTS & CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
Overview of the Jewish feasts: joy and freedom/Passover
The Lord's Supper, agape meal and worship
Pentecost: Word and Spirit together
Sabbath and/or Sunday
Christmas & Easter
All Saints/Souls etc
JEWISH PARABLES & JESUS' PARABLES
Parables in the Old Testament
Rabbinic parallels to Jesus' parables
Why Jesus' taught in parables
The Parable of the sower
Other Parables of Jesus
Hebrew attitude to Scripture & History
Hebrew language of salvation
Unitary nature of man - body & mind
Hebrew view of family & community
Hebrew view of sacred vs secular
Hebrew insights into the New Testament
The simplicity of learning Hebrew
HEBREW WORD STUDIES
dabar - 'word, power, act, thing...'
torah - 'law, instruction, revelation'
lebab - 'heart, mind'
y'shua - 'salvation, deliverance, freedom'
shalom - 'peace, wholeness, friendship'
tsedeq - 'righteousness, justice'
sowd - 'secret, council, recline, cushion'
chesed - 'grace, zeal, favour, mercy'
emunah - 'faith, truth, steady, faithfulness'
shama - 'hear, heed, understand, obey'
ruach - 'spirit, wind, breath'
nephesh - 'soul, person, being'
basar - 'flesh'
darash - 'seek, study'
mizbeach - 'altar, sacrifice'
rosh - 'head, chief, source'
shanan/shanah - 'repetition, sharpness'
deleth/pethach - 'door, open, well, poverty...'
STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY/END TIMES
Motives, approaches, principles, terminology of study
Chronology of History & Revelation: 7 feasts, churches, seals, creation week perspective
Israel: why Israel? will Israel be restored?
End Time Church: remant or triumphant?
The Millenium/Revelation 20
2 Witnesses, AntiChrist, 2nd coming, new earth
THE EARLY WRITING PROPHETS
The Early Writing Prophets - Introduction
THE LATER PROPHETS
HEARING GOD'S VOICE
God speaks / especially to you!
Characteristics of a true disciple
How God speaks
Testing what you hear
How you hear - 3 main channels
Lessons from the prophets
STUDIES IN GENESIS 1
The authorship of Genesis defended
Creation stories compared
The Fall - literal?
The curse on Canaan (chapter 9)
Abraham's faith and faithfulness
THE PERSON OF CHRIST
Jesus the Man
Jesus the Lord & God
Lamb of God
Jesus the Judge
NEW TESTAMENT EPISTLES: JAMES
NEW TESTAMENT EPISTLES: PETER & JUDE
Don't apologise, apologetics and apologists
Reason & Faith and/or Signs & Wonders?
Argument from Prophecy
Argument from the Resurrection
Argument from Creation
What is the Gospel?
CREATION & EVOLUTION
Nothing new under the Sun (nothing 'old' either!)
Early Evolutionary Philosophy - Epicurus & the Stoics (Acts 17)
Judaism and Creation
The Early Church & Creation
The age of the earth
The long ages of man
Dinosaurs and dragons
THE DIFFICULT WORDS OF JESUS - SERIES 1&2
"hear ... and not understand ... lest they ... turn and I heal them" (Matthew 13.13-15, Mark 4.11-12, Luke 8.10)
"whoever says 'you fool' shall be liable to hell fire" (Matthew 5.22)
"pluck out your right eye" (Matthew 5.29)
good eye and evil eye (Matthew 6.22)
sell all your possessions (Mark 10.21, Luke 12.33)
the camel and the eye of the needle (Matthew 19.24, Mark 10.25, Luke 18.25)
greater than John the Baptist (Luke 7.28, Matthew 11.11)
violent entry to the kingdom (Matthew 11.12, Luke 16.16)
do not go to the gentiles (Matthew 10.5-6)
let the children first be fed (Mark 7.27)
hate your parents (Luke 14.26, Matthew 10.37)
call no man your father (Matthew 23.9)
let the dead bury their dead (Matthew 8.22, Luke 9.60)
this generation will not pass away (Matthew 24.34, Mark 13.30)
"I come to hurl fire into the earth...but I have a baptism to undergo" (Luke 12:49-50)
"not peace but a sword" (Matthew 10.34; Luke 12.51)
let him who has no sword buy one (Luke 22.36)
to whoever has more will be given (Matthew 13.12, Mark 4.25; Luke 8.18; 19.26)
If you will receive it John is Elijah (Matthew 11.14)
where the carcass is the eagles gather (Matthew 24.28, Luke 17.37)
"today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43)
"I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10.18)
donkey and colt (Matthew 21.2.-7, Mark 11.2, Luke 19.30)
2 men or 1 (demoniacs: Matthew 8.28-34, Mark 5.21, Luke 8.27)
2 men or 1 (blind men: Matthew 9.27, Mark 8.22-23; Matthew 20.30, Mark 10.46)
divorce/remarriage (Matthew 5.32; 19.3-9, Mark 10.2-12
eunuchs for the kingdom (Matthew 19.12)
the sin against the Holy Spirit (Mark 3.28-29, Luke 12.10)
Binding and loosing (Matthew 16.19)
The Green Tree (Matthew 17.12; 25.40,45; Luke 23.31)
THE NATURE OF MAN
Body & Flesh
Mortal & Immortal
THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH
The Church in the Old Testament
The Church in Matthew
The Church in the New Testament
Church and synagogue
The Early Church
The Established Church
WOMEN’S WRITES/RIGHTS: THE MINISTRY AND ROLE OF WOMEN
Women in the Old Testament
Women in Judaism
Women and Jesus
Women in the New Testament Epistles
Women in the early church writers
Women in post-Nicene church
The names of God
The theophanies of Jesus in the OT
The hints at trinity & person of the Holy Spirit in the OT
The Deity of Jesus in the New Testament
The Unity of God
The Development of Trinity in the early church
POPES, PRIESTS, PROPHETS & PASTORS
EARLY CHURCH PRACTICE
Leadership and function in the early church: fivefold ministry, elders, deacons, bishops, readers etc
Worship & Liturgy
Charismata & Miracles
Scripture & Canon
Ethics, military service, theatres, abortion
Social Action, wealth & poverty
EARLY CHURCH WRITERS
LATER CHURCH WRITERS
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Testament of Abraham, Job
Miscellaneous: Life of Adam and Eve, Assumption of Moses…
EARLY JEWISH LITERATURE
Dead Sea Scrolls
Pirqe Aboth – Sayings of the Fathers
LATER JEWISH LITERATURE
Modern Chumash & Haphtorah editions
BIBLE DOCTRINE OR CHURCH DOGMA
Immortality of the Soul
Submission and Covering
Once Saved, Always Saved
Faith & Works
Predestination & Freewill
Judgement & Grace
God & Man
Prosperity & Suffering
Saved & being Saved
JERUSALEM IN PROPHECY & THE PURPOSES OF GOD - MADNESS AND MURDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The history of Jerusalem and its place in God’s purposes
LEVITICUS - THE HEART OF THE LAW & THE LAW IN THE HEART
Is Leviticus just a book of codes or does it contain something more eternal?
Why, in the Bible Code do the rest of the books of the Pentateuch all point to Leviticus?