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The Pentateuch

Lectures 1,2 – Genesis Bob Jones, Jr., LL.D.
Lectures 3,4 – Exodus T. Leonard Lewis, Th.D.
Lectures 5,6 – Leviticus Arnold Schultz, Th.D.
Lectures 7,8 – Numbers and Deuteronomy L.E. Maxwell

All the truth of god that is later developed or revealed exists in germ form in the book of Genesis. As demonstrated in Exodus, Jehovah God is a God who knows the condition of his people, who comes down to deliver, who redeems by blood and power, who supplies every need, who gives victory, who reveals His holy character, and who dwells among his people. In Leviticus God revealed laws to prepare and to secure the physical, moral, and spiritual well-being of the people. Numbers can be summed up in three words: wilderness, warfare, and wandering. In Deuteronomy, Moses reminds the people of the law and their call to holiness before God.

The Early Israelite History

Lectures 1,2 – Joshua and Judges Carl Armendering, D.D.
Lecture 3 – Ruth J. Vernon McGee, Th.D.

Carl Armendering states that the Lord promised Joshua that just as He had been with Moses so He would be with him. There was only one condition which Joshua had to meet. He was to obey the word of God without deviation. Judges covers 300 years of history from Joshua’s death to the death of Samson, the last of 13 “Judges” sent by God to deliver His people. As quoted by J. Vernon McGee, “The book of Ruth is a love story.” This little book gives to us a picture of the wonderful relationship that exists between Christ and his church.

The Kingdom Period

Lectures 1 to 4 – I & II Samuel and I & II Kings Harold B. Kuhn, Ph.D. Lecture 5 – I & II Chronicles Gleason Archer, Jr., Ph.D.

I and II Samuel comes out of the golden age of Hebrew literature and has four key players in this great drama – Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David. You’ll see how the Lord is constant and faithful in this period of transition as Israel becomes a monarchy. I and II Kings is the continuing account of the origin, the rise and the development of the monarchy of Israel. Gleason Archer Jr. says, “Whereas Kings is dominated by a prophetic interest, I and II Chronicles is characterized by a more definitive priestly point of view.” The purpose was that the true greatness of Israel consists in her relationship to Jehovah as a worshipping faithful and obedient congregation.

The Post Exilic Period

Lectures 1, 2 – Ezra and Nehemiah John Walvoord, Th.D.
Lecture 3 – Esther Carl Armendering, D.D.

Ezra is the historical record of the first return of the captives to the land of Palestine. There under the prophetic leadership of Haggai and Zechariah, they would rebuild the temple. Nehemiah is a stirring record of how one man impelled by God accomplished what everyone had said was impossible – he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. God placed Esther, an Israelite, as the new queen to accomplish hi gracious purposes. She would be used by God to thwart the plan of the evil Haman, who had tricked the king into passing a law that would kill Esther’s people.

 

Old Testament Literature

Lectures 1,2 – Job Daniel Fuller, Jr., Th.D.
Lectures 3,4 – Psalms and Proverbs V. Raymond Edmond, Ph.D. Lectures 5,6 Ecclesiastes & Song of Solomon Gleason Archer Jr., Ph.D. Lecture 7 – Lamentations Williams S. LaSor, Ph.D.

The book of Job is God’s answer to “Why should the righteous suffer?” The Psalms are the finest expression of human devotion and delight in the Almighty God. To read the Proverbs is to be ready for life. To believe them is to be safe from the snares in life’s pathway. Ecclesiastes recognizes God Himself as the highest value in His creation, and that the truly meaningful life is the life lived in His service. Song of Solomon represents an actual occurrence in Solomon’s life in which he experienced a pure and holy love. Lamentations is a sequel to the prophecy of Jeremiah. This hymn of intense sorrow shows men inspired by God’s spirit as they seek to reach up to Him.

The Major Prophets

Lectures 1,2 – Isaiah Arnold C. Schultz, Th.D.
Lectures 3,4 – Jeremiah William S. LaSor, Ph.D.
Lectures 5,6 – Ezekiel Arthur B. Whiting, Th.D.
Lectures 7,8 – Daniel Carl Armerding, D.D.

Isaiah prophesied in Judah during the reigns of four kings and during great crises. Expect to find practically every aspect of biblical truth. Jeremiah’s duty was to proclaim the judgment of the Lord and to advise the king and the people to submit to the enemy. Ezekiel was one of the three prophets of the period of the captivity. Here is a book that combines sobering history and stirring prophecy. Daniel deals with three significant interpretations of dreams, and visions about the future. Daniel shows a God of precision and power, a God active and involved in history. 56

The Minor Prophets

Lectures 1 to 4 – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah /Frank Baebelein, Litt.D. Lectures 5,6 – Jonah and Micah V. Raymond Edman, Ph.D.
Lectures 7,8 – Nahum and Habakkuk Frank Gaebelein, Litt.D.
Lectures 9,10 – Zephaniah and Haggai Frank Gaebelein, Litt.D.
Lectures 11,12 – Zechariah and Malachi Gleason Archer Jr., Ph.D.

Hosea means “salvation.” He married an unfaithful wife whom he forgave and redeemed. Joel introduces the great prophetic concept of “The Day of the Lord” and gives us the prophecy about the Holy Spirit. Amons means “bearer of a burden.” He proclaimed the coming destruction of neighboring nations, Israel, and Judah. In Obadiah, prideful Edom hated Israel and their doom was predicted. God calls Jonah to preach repentance to the people of Ninevah, the hated and evil Assyrians. Micah, preached God’s judgment on Samaria and Jerusalem due to their idolatry. Nahum predicts the doom of Ninevah, 150 years after Jonah. Habakkuk dialogues with God and receives a vision of the pending woes to come from the Babylonians. Zephaniah spoke of the great day of the Lord that was to come to all nations and calls Jerusalem to repent. Haggai returned after the captivity, and laid the foundation of the temple in Jerusalem. Zechariah also returned to encourage the rebuilding of the temple. He prophesied how Jesus would deliver Israel, be rejected, and return again. Malachi brought God’s people a message of rebuke and promise. 57

The Gospels

Lectures 1,2 – Matthew J. Vernon McGee, Th.D.
Lectures 3,4 – Mark Walter Wilson, M.D.
Lectures 5,6 – Luke Harold J. Ockenga, Ph.D.
Lectures 7,8 – John Merrill Tenney, Ph.D.

The gospel of Matthew brings before us “The Kingdom of Heaven,” or the rule of the Heavens over this earth. You will find Jesus presented as King, the one who fulfills Scripture, the Messiah. Of the increase of His kingdom there shall be no end! Mark presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the servant of God and the servant of men. Mark records the call from Christ to followers who would serve Him, and the command of Christ to go and preach. Luke portrays Jesus as the perfect man and uses the term “Son of Man.” Luke also shows that Jesus is not only a perfect human but the divine Son of God. The key verse of this gospel written by John is found in John 20:31. “But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through His name.” And this is eternal life, that you might know Him, the only true God, Jesus Christ.

Acts and Epistles, Section 1

Lectures 1,2 – Acts Charles Anderson, D.D.
Lectures 3,4 – Romans Howard W. Ferrin, LL.D.
Lectures 5,6 – I Corinthians John Walvoord, Th.D.
Lectures 7,8 – II Corinthians L.E. Maxwell

The book of Acts is chiefly the chronicle of the mighty missionary advance of the early church in its obedience to the commands of the risen Savior. It shows the true motive of missions, the best plans, and the secret source of power for the task. This doctrinal book of Romans states the basic principle of “justification by faith.” “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek, for therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith.” I Corinthians teaches Christian conduct in a wicked world with specific attention to the corruption that had crept into the church in Corinth. Paul writes of marriage and relationships, abiding in one’s call, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, spiritual gifts, the resurrection of Christ from the dead and much more. In II Corinthians Paul defends his ministry as there were many in the church at Corinth still attacking his credibility. He is forced painfully to vindicate his apostolic authority.

Epistles, Section 2

Lectures 1,2 – Galatians and Ephesians Arthur B. Whiting, Th.D. Lectures 3,4 – Philippians and Colossians E. Schuyler English, Litt.D. Lectures 5,6 – I & II Thessalonians John Walvoord, Th.D.
Lectures 7,8 – I & II Timothy Bob Jones Jr., LL.D.

Galatians is the declaration of the glorious freedom which Jesus has won for all believers. It defends the truth of justification by faith alone, which imparts to us incredible freedom in Jesus. Ephesians unfolds God’s wonderful workmanship in fashioning a new and invisible spiritual organism designed as the body of Christ. It stresses true church unity. The purpose of Philippians is to give thanks to the believers at Philippi for a gift that they sent to Paul, and to correct friction that existed there. Paul gives words concerning Christ as the believer’s life, pattern, object, and strength. Colossians discloses the fact that Jesus Christ is the head of the body which is the church, and emphasizes that it is in Him that all the fullness of the Godhead dwells. I & II Thessalonians contain a rich presentation of the truth of God designed for young believers. Paul writes about thanksgiving to God, the secret of effective Christian service, the believer’s sanctification, and the coming of the Lord. Some believed that they were already in the tribulations of the day of the Lord. Paul corrects this misapprehension and encourages them to go on with the Lord. I & II Timothy are addressed to men who have the responsibility for the administration of local assemblies. These letters reveal God’s will regarding doctrine, church administration, and discipline.

Epistles, Section 3

Lectures 1,2 – Titus and Philemon Frank Gaebelein, Litt.D.
Lectures 3,4 – Hebrews T. Leonard Lewis, Th.D.
Lecture 5 – James Stephen W. Paine, Th.D.
Lectures 6,7 – I & II Peter E. Schuyler English, Litt.D.
Lectures 8,9 - I,II & III JohnWilliam H. Wrighton, LL.D
Lecture 10 – Jude S. Maxwell Coder, D.D.
Lectures 11,12 – Revelation Merrill Tenney, Ph.D.

Paul put Titus in charge of the church in Crete and gave him this letter of instruction on how to do the work there. The letter to Philemon from Paul asked him to take back his runaway slave, Onesimus, who had met Paul and was converted to Christ. The author of Hebrews wrote in order to encourage and energize the Christian readers into a viable and active faith in Jesus. It appears they had begun to lose heart and were in danger of allowing unbelief to grow. James is a book that speaks of works. It teaches that we are saved by faith only, but saving faith never is alone. It is always accompanied by good works. I Peter’s purpose is to strengthen and comfort those believers who are called upon to bear severe testing as a trial of their faith. II Peter warns against church leaders allowing sin in the church for the sake of monetary gain. Sin will bring blindness, and they will no longer look for the Lord. I,II, and III John speak about fellowship, to not belittle the deity of Jesus, to live righteously by faith, to love one another, to resist false last days and the conditions before the apocalyptic judgments fall. It brings to a climax all the teaching regarding apostasy. Revelation as a book of prophecy contains descriptions of unique animals, angels, demons, beasts, harlots, and brides. Christ is the central figure as it talks of the ages. “Blessed is he that reads it and they that hear it and keeps those things that are written therein.”

Great Doctrines of the Christian Faith, Section 1
Lectures by Harold Lindsell, Ph.D. and Charles Woodbridge, Ph.D.

Lecture 1 Why Believe the Bible Lecture 2 God the Father
Lecture 3 God the Son
Lecture 4 God the Holy Spirit
Lecture 5 The Forgiveness of Sins
Lecture 6 The Virgin Birth
Lecture 7 The Resurrection
Lecture 8 The Ascension
Lecture 9 The Atonement
Lecture 10 Redemption.

Great Doctrines of the Christian Faith, Section 2
Lectures by Harold Lindsell, Ph.D. and Charles Woodbridge, Ph.D.

Lecture 1 Repentance
Lecture 2 Faith
Lecture 3 Regeneration
Lecture 4 Justification by Faith
Lecture 5 Assurance Lecture 6 Sanctification
Lecture 7 The Life of Victory
Lecture 8 The Believer and the World
Lecture 9 Man’s Destiny
Lecture 10 The Second Coming of Christ

These courses provide a good understanding of the basic doctrines of the Christian Faith. The distinctives of Christianity are studied. Spiritual truths that form the foundation of the Christian world are brought forth with resounding clarity. The student is able to define why he believes as he does. It is be the explanation of these truths the believer is able to effectively explain and interpret the teachings of Scripture to those met in every day life.

The Life of Christ
Lectures by Everett Harrison, Th.D.

Lecture 1 The Birth of Jesus
Lecture 2 His Early Life Lecture 3 His Temptation
Lecture 4 His Early Ministry in Judea and Galilee
Lecture 5 His Teachings and Miracles
Lecture 6 The Training of the Twelve Disciples
Lecture 7 Moving Toward Calvary
Lecture 8 The Upper Room Discourse
Lecture 9 His Trial and Death
Lecture 10 His Resurrection and Ascension
 

The Birth of Jesus, Jesus is the most outstanding person in all of history, and indeed is the central figure of all time. Everett Harrison discusses the circumstances, important factors, and prophecy surrounding His birth. His Early Life. We only have a glimpse of Jesus’ boyhood and early life. Enough is told to enable us to know that as a child Jesus had a normal life. His Temptation. Jesus could not begin to do the work the Father God had commissioned Him to do until He had passed this severe test. His Early Ministry in Judeahad and Galilee. Within a few months Jesus had labored in the city of Jerusalem, in Samaria, and Galilee. He covered all the main areas of Palestine at this early stage in His ministry. His Teachings and Miracles. What are the basic teachings of Jesus? What spiritual legacy has He left for us? Never a man spoke like this man. The training of the Twelve Disciples. The command of the Lord is, “Follow Me!” The future of Christianity and God’s plan lay with twelve men chosen by Jesus. Moving Toward Calvary. Lazarus is dramatically raised from the dead by Jesus. He then turns to focus toward Jerusalem while evil men began to plan His destruction. He was the people’s champion as He entered the great city. The Upper Room Discourse. Jesus called His disciples together to a private place to eat the famous last supper. He washes their feet, teaches them the Lord’s Supper, tells of the Holy Spirit to come, says farewell, and goes tot he Garden of Gethsemane to pray and wait. His Trial and Death. Jesus stood before the leaders of his own nation, and before the Romans, and then they crucified Him. His Resurrection and Ascension. Every tear of sadness at His death is drowned out by the shouts of joy at His resurrection. Jesus is alive! 62

Biblical Prophecy
Lectures by Wilbur Smith, DD

Lecture 1 The Significance of Prophecy
Lecture 2 Major Themes of Prophecy
Lecture 3 Hebraic Prophecy
Lecture 4 Messianic Prophecy
Lecture 5 Prophecies in Daniel
Lecture 6 Prophecies of Christ
Lecture 7 The Olivet Discourse
Lecture 8 The Resurrection Chapter
Lecture 9 The Anti-Christ
Lecture 10 The Book of Revelation

What does “prophet” mean in the Word of God? What is the extent of prophecy in the Old and New Testaments? There are 13 or 14 major areas upon which the light of the prophetic word falls. Those predictions beginning in Genesis through to the New Testament concerning the history and ultimate destiny of the Hebrew People are called Hebraic prophecies. The prophecies about the coming Lord Jesus are by far the most important in all literature. The book of Daniel is the only panoramic survey of the great empires of the world down tot he end of the age. It has chronological prophecy indicating the coming of the Lord. Jesus talked prophetically concerning himself, the church, the Jews and the fall of Jerusalem, the course of the age, the end of the age, and of judgment to come. On the Mount of Olives during Holy Week, Jesus delivered His last pronouncement to the public in general. It is recorded in Matthew 24-24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. In this last discourse Jesus prophesies on the time before, during and after the Tribulation. I Corinthians 15 talks about the Resurrection. Is there certainty in the resurrection of Jesus? What is its importance? Who is the Antichrist, the supreme enemy of God? What will be his work? What are his characteristics? Who are the two beasts that come against God? We need the final book of triumph and victory, Revelation. It is a book of conflict, of light over darkness, between the powers of evil and Satan and Hell against the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Personal Evangelism
Lectures given by Carlton Booth, Mus.D.

Lecture 1 What is it and Why is it Important
Lecture 2 Who can do it and How is it Done
Lecture 3 Areas of Faulty Thinking on the Part of Christians
Lecture 4 What the Personal Worker Must be
Lecture 5 Making the Approach
Lecture 6 Answering Questions and Meeting Objectives
Lecture 7 Reaching the Decision
Lecture 8 Conserving the Fruits of Evangelism

The big questions concerning evangelism are answered within these lectures. Also misunderstandings and apprehensions are cleared through these insightful chapters, including “Am I good enough?” and how to approach people who have no interest in religion. The study also walks the student through the recipient’s possible excuses and possible responses to that person. The student is encouraged through this study to practice evangelism, bring people to a relationship with Christ, and to encourage nurture new believers and help them become more mature. 64

Church History
Lectures by Rev. Victor M. Ford

Lecture 1 The Apostolic Church
Lecture 2 The Persecuted Church
Lecture 3 The Imperial Church
Lecture 4 The Medieval Church
Lecture 5 Crusades and Monasteries
Lecture 6 The Prelude to the Reformation
Lecture 7 The Reformation
Lecture 8 Reform and Puritanism in England
Lecture 9 The Modern Church
Lecture 10 Religion and Reform in Europe
Lecture 11 The 18th and 19th Century Church
Lecture 12 The 20th Century Church

The beginning of the Apostolic church through persecution, imperialism, crusades, reformations, to the modern church. Trace the development of the church through better and worse, richer and poorer. Wealth and wars played their part in the creation of the church we experience today. The course also gives the student a feel for the origin of different theological viewpoints and controversies within the church.

Galatians and Philippians
Lectures by Donald Barnhouse, Th.D. Galatians

Lecture 1 The Magna Carta of Christian Liberty
Lecture 2 Paul’s Teaching Source
Lecture 3 Paul’s Source of Doctrine
Lecture 4 Justification by Faith
Lecture 5 The Covenant of God
Lecture 6 Maturity Demands Faith
Lecture 7 Christian Liberty
Lecture 8 The Law of Love

Galatians has a greater effect on us today than any constitution of freedom given to any group of people. Paul establishes his source for doctrine and confronts those who preach anything other than justification by faith. Paul also assures us of our standing with God and gives practical advice for carrying on with daily life.

Philippians
Lectures by V. Raymond Edman, Ph.D.

Lecture 9 Paul’s Abiding Joy
Lecture 10 The Mind of Christ
Lecture 11 God’s High Calling
Lecture 12 Justification by Faith
 

From beginning to end, Paul speaks of joy and confidence and affection for his fellow Christians. From prison, Paul teaches the church at Philippi about a source of joy that overflows irrespective of circumstances and the joy of humility.

 

 
 
 

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