Level 7 Classes
This study of the first book of the Bible is intended to lay a firm foundation for the believer’s knowledge of the rest of the Old and New Testament. The purpose, theme and structure of the book is summarised in a simple outline which divides it into two main sections:
• primeval history dealing with Creation, the Fall and the Flood;
• dispersion to the nations; and
• patriarchal history dealing with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph
The course takes the student through Genesis chapter by chapter. The provisions of sacrifice as atonement for sin and God’s covenant with mankind through Abraham are discovered within the events and personalities in the book.
Pastoral Epistles (YouTube)
First and Second Timothy and Titus are known as the “Pastoral Epistles” or “Pastoral Letters”. They were written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy and Titus, his sons in the faith, on the occasions of them being sent to oversee the churches in Ephesus and Crete respectively. Paul’s charge to Titus was to “set in order the things that are lacking” for the churches in Crete. His instructions to Timothy point to a similar exhortation for him to do likewise for the church in Ephesus.
In these letters, Paul provided criteria for the proper selection of overseers and deacons to help minister and lead the local church. Teaching is given to ensure overseers and leaders focus on a right personal walk with God, relate rightly with the members of the congregation and know what to focus on in their pastoral ministry.