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In this study of Matthew's protrayal of the life, ministry, and teaching of Jesus, you will consider the author's historical, catechetical, apologetic, and missiological purposes. Attention will be given to major theological themes, contemporary application of Jesus' teaching in the five major discourses recorded by Matthew, and the book's use for teaching and preaching.
3.00
Summer 1
Graduate
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In this study of the fourth gospel you will explore its cultural and theological context. Attention will be given to tracing the movement of the book, exegesis of selected passages, the Upper Room Discourse in chapters 13-17, and the use of John for teaching and preaching.
3.00
Fall, Spring
Graduate
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This study of Paul's letter to the Romans will help you understand its message in the light of the original, first-century situation. Consideration will be given to the significance of the letter's message for today. Special emphasis is placed on the development of your exegetical skills and on the use of Romans for teaching and preaching. Prerequisite: BIB 5410
3.00
Fall, Spring
Graduate
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Through the exegesis of selected passages and practical application of those passages, you will expore ways of solving problems related to divisions in the Church. Special attention will be given to church discipline, lawsuits among Christians, Christian marriage in non-Christian environments, the celebration of the Lord's Supper, spiritual gifts, and the meaning of Christ's resurrection.
3.00
Fall
Graduate
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This course will give you a greater appreciation for Paul's prison epistles by helping you develop an understanding of the historical background of his ministry prior to writing the letters and helping you interpret each letter textually and contextually. Special emphasis will be given to the use of the Prison Epistles for teaching and preaching.
3.00
Fall
Graduate
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In this exegetical study you will set Paul's pastoral letters against the background of apostolic times. Special attention will be given to the way in which Paul handled false doctrine, to the basic teaching on leadership and church growth, and to the application of the apostle's teaching to contemporary situations.
3.00
Spring
Graduate
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In this course you will trace the orderly exposition of the epistle to the Hebrews, with particular attention given to the person and work of Christ as high priest, the fulfillment of the Old Testament in the new covenant, and the life of persevering faith of the Christian sojourner. Attention will be given to the use of Hebrews for teaching and preaching.
3.00
Fall, Spring
Graduate
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In this course you will discover the unique message of 1 and 2 Peter and Jude in light of their historical and literary settings, and how they relate to one another and to the broader teaching of the New Testament. In addition to examining key themes such as Christian suffering, eschatology, and dealing with false teachers, you will also gain experience in approaching the exegetical difficulties of each book and in developing text-based applications for life and ministry.
3.00
Winter
Graduate
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A faculty member will direct your study as you participate in a seminar or pursue research in an area of special interest.
1.00-3.00
Fall, Spring, Summer 1
Graduate
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In this study of Luke's account of the birth and growth of the early church, you will be provided with a foundational framework of the sequence of events in their historical and cultural context and will begin to build on it through a study of Luke's theological teaching concerning key concepts related to the church's advance. From these historical and theological reference points, you will learn to legitimately extrapolate biblical principles and apply them in the fashioning of a contemporary missions strategy.
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Summer 1
Graduate
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