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Survey of the Bible

Course ID: 3755

This course teaches students how to understand the bible and how to commune with God. This course is targeted to 8th and 9th graders who want to become better prepared to take the class WORLDVIEW. 6th to 9th grade are welcome, but please be aware, this is a lecture based class. Whenever we study a passage of the Bible, we need to be able to answer two questions: First, what was the message the original biblical writer intended to communicate? Second, how does that message fit into the larger story and message of the Bible? This course will seek to provide the interpretative skills to answer those questions along with an overview of the basic content and themes of the Bible. Once we correctly "interpret" a passage, we are then on a course to commune with God. After all, if we grow in our knowledge of the Bible, but fail to grow in our relationship with God, we have missed God's purpose in giving us the scriptures. This course, therefore, will focus on learning to use God's word to converse with God as we walk with Him. The outcome will be an overview of both the Old and New Testament and the goal is for every student to grow regardless of where they’re at with the Bible.

In Semester 1, tracing the storyline of the Bible while reading “God’s Big Picture” and an overview of Old Testament periods of history
In Semester 2, an overview of the New Testament in four parts and reading/discussing passages of the NT as assigned
1. Life of Jesus
2. Acts (early church history)
3. Letters
4. Revelation

Resources and Materials:

1. Study Bible (Preferably ESV)

2. God’s Big Picture; Tracing the Storying line of the Bible

— Author: Vaughn, Robert

— Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2002

3. Notebook or binder with paper: dedicated for class notes/class discussions

4. Pen/pencil and highlighter

5. OPTIONAL: A Peculiar Glory; How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness

— Author: Piper, John

— Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016

Target Levels: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits:

To Be Decided

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

  • Section 1: To Be Decided (Open)

    • Tue 2:05 PM - 3:25 PM

Topics and Objectives
1. What is the gospel? Overview of 10 Periods of OT History
2. The Age of Beginnings
3. The Age of the Patriarchs
4. The Age of Moses
5. The Age of the Conquest and Division of the Land
6. The Age of the Judges
7. The Age of the United Monarchy
8. The Age of the Two Kingdoms
9. The Age of Judah
10.The Age from the Restoration to the Close of the OT
11. The Age of Babylonian Exile
12. How did we get our Bible?

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