Bible Institute

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

The hope of the Bible Institute is that what you learn in the classroom will be applied across all areas of life. When we know more about who God is and what He expects of us as His disciples, the more that our desire to share His love with others will grow as well.

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2 KINGS (PART III)  ALIVE!

The Fall 2022 quarter will feature 2 Kings  (Part III).  This class will study 2 Kings 13:15–18:18 in the seventh book of the Old Testament Books of History.

Second Kings holds a unique place in the history of Israel. We continue our study in the seventh Old Testament Book of History of these books (2 Kings 13:15–18:18), beginning with the role of Elisha on his deathbed in the Syrian War against Samaria, instructing King Jehoash to shoot arrows to bring the war to an end. Then, we see the reigns of Amaziah and Azariah in Judah. Azariah (Uzziah) is struck with leprosy by God when he attempts to offer incense in the temple. Next, we have the reign of Jeroboam II of Israel; then we have the reign of Zechariah, the fourth and last generation from Jehu. Shallum becomes king by usurping and assassinating Zechariah. Menahem usurps and kills Shallum, reigning for a decade. Menahem’s son Pekahiah succeeds him, then Pekahiah is usurped and assassinated by his bodyguard, Pekah. Lastly, Hoshea usurps and assassinates Pekah. Next is the reign of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, in Judah. He is mostly a godly king. His son, Ahaz, succeeds him. Ahaz was noted for a wicked reign in Judah. God gave Ahaz a sign of the birth of the Messiah. Next, Hoshea of Israel rebels against Assyria. That leads to an invasion of Israel by Shalmaneser and the imprizonment of Hoshea. Samaria is beseiged from 725 BC to 722, when it falls to the Assyrian invader. Finally, Ahaz’s godly son Hezekiah becomes king of Judah and makes many spiritual reforms to remove the pagan worship his father instituted. Hezekiah rebels against Assyria, and its king begins to invade Judah. The king of Assyria sends three military leaders to meet with three Israeli officials, but their meeting does not occur before the end of our study.

Class Highlights

This class shows us important attributes of God. It will help us as Christians to grow spiritually as we learn more about our Creator and ourselves and applies many Bible principles to our lives today. All miracles are energized by Preincarnate Christ. If you want to be discipled, this class will do that.

Class Start Date

The first class is Monday, September 12

Class Duration

September 12th  - November 7th (omitting Oct. 31st)
Mondays at 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Room 500

How to Sign Up?

Sign up at the welcome center, or email Dr. Lon, by clicking the button below. 

General Inquires?

For general inquiries regarding our Bible Institute, please contact the office

The Doctrine of the Word of God

The class on the Doctrine of the Word of God will be an interactive study of what the Bible teaches us about itself. The class will be a benefit to anyone seeking a foundational understanding of what the Bible is. We will deal with several common questions about the Bible.

The class on the Doctrine of the Word of God will be an interactive study of what the Bible teaches us about itself. The class will be a benefit to anyone seeking a foundational understanding of what the Bible is. We will deal with several common questions about the Bible.

What is the Word of God? We will study the aspects of the Word of God as the person of God and speech by God.

Why does the Bible have a fixed number of books? We will look at the historical process of compiling the Bible into the 66 books that we have today. We will see why the books that are in the Bible were included and others were excluded.

How can we know that the Bible is the Word of God? We will examine the authority of Scripture: what the Bible claims for itself as being the authentic Word of God.

Is the Bible free from any errors? On the basis of the authenticity of the Bible as the Word of God, we will see that the Bible teaches that God cannot lie and, therefore, His words are completely true and without error in any part.

Can ordinary people understand the Bible? We will study the fact that for those who God has caused to be teachable by being born again, the teachings of the Bible are understandable. We will briefly encounter the study of Hermeneutics, or the biblical rules of interpretation.

Why is the Bible necessary to know God? We will discuss how the Bible is necessary to come to saving faith, live an authentic Christ-centered life and know God’s will.

Is the Bible all we need to know God? We will examine the sufficiency of Scripture. This means that Scripture contains all the words of God we need for salvation and for trusting and obeying God. We are not allowed to take away from or add to Scripture or seek any further revelation.

Class Highlights

The purpose of this class is to help you get a firm grip on the word of God and its author. We will be using two additional resources along with the Bible which are:  Systematic Theology and the Systematic Theology Workbook by Wayne Grudem. You can order them new or used on Amazon. Please contact me if you wish to purchase them in class. Also, please bring a three-ring binder. If you want to further your understanding of the Bible as a whole , this class will do that.

Class Start Date

TBA

Class Duration

TBA

How to Sign Up?

Sign up at the welcome center, or email David Zook, by clicking the button below. 

General Inquires?

For general inquiries regarding our Bible Institute, please contact the office