Courses (Page 10)

Courses (Page 10)

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Discipleship in the Old Testament

While the word, “discipleship,” is not found in the Old Testament, the concept is embedded from the very beginning.  God’s people were to pass on a legacy of faith to the following generations. Download Handout – PD 03 – Discipleship in the Old Testament Old Testament Principles The relational God created relational beings (Gen. 1:28). While Mankind’s relationship with God was to have priority, all horizontal relationships were intended to serve as a helper to the vertical relationship (Gen. 2:18). While…

Time Management and Personal Discipleship

We talk about making disciples, but do we make the time to do it?  In this series of lessons, we must address time management as it relates to personal discipleship. Download Handout – PD 02 – Time Management and Personal Discipleship The Best Use of the Time Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the…

Defining Discipleship

We talk about making disciples, but do we know how to do it?  In this series of lessons on Personal Discipleship, let’s pray that we start obeying the biblical mandate regarding discipleship. Before we can make a disciple, we need to figure out what one looks like. Download Handout – PD 01 – Defining Discipleship What Is a Disciple? Definition In its simplest form, “disciple” means “learner.” “Disciple” was not a unique spiritual term during Jesus’ day.  It was used to…

Personal Discipleship Course for Spring 2018

Personal Discipleship is our Spring 2018 Equip course offered on Sunday nights. The course is an introduction to the biblical principles of personal spiritual growth and disciple-making. PARTICIPANTS If you are a degree-seeking participant through Southeastern Seminary or dual-enrollment through the College at Southeastern, you will need to register through the school and then inform them of taking the course at the Rocky Creek extension.  You can download the Degree Syllabus here – Personal Discipleship and Disciple-Making – Spring 2018.…

Interpreting Revelation

The final book of the Bible is full of glorious promises and yet significant challenges.  While the entire Bible has interpretive challenges, none is so difficult as the Book of Revelation.  In our last session of hermeneutics, let us focus on how to be unashamed in our accurate study of this final book. Download Handout – Session 12 – Interpreting Revelation The Rules of Revelation The book is one Revelation. Revelation is symbolic. Just because the content is difficult to understand…

Interpreting the Epistles

In our study of hermeneutics, the New Testament epistles are an important biblical genre on which to focus. You can think of the epistles the same way you would think of a love letter. It matters who wrote the letter, who received the letter, and why the letter was sent. The entire meaning can alter based upon those elements. Download Handout – Session 11 – Interpreting the Epistles Epistles’ Organization The epistles’ order is based upon size and author. Paul –…

Interpreting Acts

The Book of Acts is a unique book in all of Scripture.  Being the only narrative-based book in the New Testament that isn’t a Gospel, extra hermeneutical precaution must be made. Download Handout – Session 10 – Interpreting Acts Narrative Reminders In reading biblical narratives, we must be aware of the three levels: Top Level – the complete universal plan of the Sovereign God being worked through His creation Middle Level – key aspects of God’s plan centering around God’s people…

Interpreting the Gospels

As we approach the New Testament, the first hermeneutical task is to learn how to study the Gospels.  The Gospels are the accounts written to portray the person and work of Jesus Christ. The four Gospels all tell the same story but from different perspectives and to different audiences. Download Handout – Session 9 – Interpreting the Gospels How Were the Gospels Composed? The Gospels are books about Jesus but not by Jesus. The Gospels contain narrative portions as well as…

Interpreting the Prophets

Interpreting the Old Testament prophets is an important hermeneutics’ skill. While the prophets are historical literature, they are more like sermons commenting on the events than detailed reporting of the events. Download Handout – Session 8 – Interpreting the Prophets The Prophets’ Contents Most of the prophets’ messages focused on current disobedience and consequential impending judgment. Only a small percentage of Old Testament prophecy foretells future events. Instead of providing new commands, the prophets warned about disobedience to the old commands.…

Interpreting the Writings

The Writings section of the Old Testament is also referred to as the Wisdom Literature.  These books don’t fit naturally into the Law, History, or Prophets categories.  While these books are different, they each artistically teach the wisdom in keeping God’s Law. In light of what is recorded in the Old Testament narratives, prescribed in the Law, reminded by the prophets, will God’s people be able to make wise decisions in life? Download Handout – Session 7 – Interpreting the Writings…

Interpreting the Law

In our study of Hermeneutics, we come to one of the most difficult sections of Scripture to interpret – the Law. Oftentimes, New Testament believers go too far in relation to the Law – either by expressing strict obedience to all types or by ignoring the commandments altogether as not applying to us.  We must find a healthy balance when it comes to interpreting this wonderful section of Scripture. Download Handout – Session 6 – Interpreting the Law Facts Pertaining to…

Interpreting the Narratives

In the study of hermeneutics, one of the most critical steps is learning how to interpret narratives.  Narratives are the story form of literature.  60% of the Bible is composed of historical narratives.  How should we interpret an event that happened one time to one person or to one people? Download Handout – Session 5 – Interpreting the Narratives Narrative Principles In reading the biblical narratives, we must be aware of the three levels: Top Level – the complete universal plan…