Courses offered for Fall, 2011:
Classes convene every Monday night from 7PM – 10PM beginning Monday, January 2 through Monday, March 26th, 2012.
Notes: $20 (Only need one set for couples)
Book: To be provided by student (approximately $20)
TOTAL: $45 per student, or $65 per couple, plus the cost of the Book.
Sign Up: Call Pastor Roger Evans at 719-390-8447
Bible Book of Hebrews
Within this one book of the New Testament contains some very meaty theology which is crucial to our understanding. Hebrew’s theme is the superiority of Christ over all creation. Your appreciation and esteem of our Lord will soar with this study.
Instructor: Mr. Larry Blondin
Primitive and National Religions
In this second of five courses on world religious systems, we will cover the religions of India which will include: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikkism. These religions will be traced both conceptually as well as historically so that the student will have a better grasp of religious currents impacting the western world as well as nominal Christianity.
Instructor: Pastor Roger Evans
Bible Books of Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther
These Old Testament books were all written in the 5th century B.C., the timeframe in which the Jews were allowed back into Israel from the dispersion that had occurred by the Babylonians.
Originally, Ezra and Nehemiah were one book, so it makes sense to teach them at the same time. The theme of Ezra is the restoration of Jerusalem and Judah after the Babylonian captivity. The theme of Nehemiah is the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem and concurrent revival of true Judaism among the Jews at that time. Both give a picture of the reestablishment of the Jews in their land after they had been dispersed throughout the middle east region. Ezra contains almost all that is known of the history of the Jews between 538 BC, when Cyrus the Persian conquered Babylon, and 457 BC, when Ezra came to Jerusalem.
Ezra records the events surrounding the end of the 70 years of judgment that God brought upon the Jews for their failure to give their land a rest every seven years. Nehemiah discloses information that relates to Daniel’s prophesy about the coming of the Messiah. As such, studying these books is a fascinating look into the precise nature of biblical prophesy.
The theme of Esther is God’s providential deliverance of the Jews from destruction through the agency of Esther and Mordecai. The book never mentions the name of God nor does it overtly reference His works, but the book is a clear demonstration of God’s providence in the lives of His people. It is one of the most beloved books of entire Bible, and every believer should be intimately familiar with this historic account of Esther, Mordecai and the people of Israel.
Instructor: Mr. Tom Adams
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