**101 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
An airplane view of the law and history recorded in the Old Testament.
Designed to familiarize the student with the theme and content of
**102 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
An airplane view from Poetry through Prophecy.
*103 PERSONAL EVANGELISM (2)
This course is designed to teach the student how to reach the lost
for Christ. It includes memorization of Scripture and how to counsel
*105 THE BIBLE AND WORLD MISSIONS
A Panorama of current world missions. The course surveys both the
history and practices of missions, as well as, how missionaries use
the Bible In their work.
*132 THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (2)
An outline and expositional study of Christ Jesus our Lord as recorded
by John the Apostle. The course studies Christ as the Eternal Word
of God, His saving sacrifice and His glorious resurrection.
**201 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
An airplane view of the four gospels, the Book of Acts and the inter-testamental
period. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the
theme and general content of each book.
**202 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
An airplane view of the books from Romans to Revelation.
**211 DOCTRINE I (2)
A systematic study of the doctrines of the Scriptures, God and the
person and work of Jesus Christ. It is designed to provide a thorough
grasp of these major doctrines In order to enhance the teaching, preaching
and maturity of each student.
**212 DOCTRINE II (2)
A systematic study of the doctrine of man, sin, salvation, the Holy
Spirit and angels. This course is designed to give a thorough grasp
of these doctrines.
**314 DOCTRINE III (2)
A systematic study of the doctrines of the Christian Church, the Dispensations
and Future Events. The pre-millennial and pre-tribulational position
will be given careful attention as the true biblical teaching.
321 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION I
The organization and administration of the Church examined by the
perspectives of history, basic objectives, general organization, departmental
organization and curriculum materials for the total Church program.
Attention Is given to practical subjects like keeping records, visitation,
follow-up, housing, and equipment; enlistment and personnel training;
music and missions.
322 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION II
Pedagogy: Helping teachers to better teach God's Word. Attention is
given to the teaching-learning process common to all teaching situations.
Practical ways of presenting lessons with audiovisual aids are illustrated.
Some attention given to children, youth, and adults.
*333 THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS
An analytical study of Christian doctrine as presented by the Apostle
Paul. Emphasis is placed on applying its doctrinal content to our
*431 FIRST CORINTHIANS (2)
Studies (in outline form) the background and some particular matters
of importance necessary for clearer understanding and application
in our day.
*433 THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
The analytical development of the early church by the Holy Spirit.
Our early church history is reviewed in Its many dimensions to provide
better direction for our ministries of the present.
*434 THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Doctrine I, II or Ill.
An analytical approach to the ministry of Christ Jesus as He intercedes for us in
heaven. Also examined are the major periods of future earth history,
an in-depth look at the tribulation period, the second advent of Christ
Jesus and the consummation. Chapters 1 through 11.
*435 THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION
Prerequisite: #434 (RevelatIon I)
A continuation covering chapters
12 through 22.
436 THE EPISTLE OF JAMES (2)
This course is a detailed study of the Epistle of James. The historical background of the book and the message of this practical letter written by James will be developed.
440 PASTORAL THEOLOGY I (2)
Enrollment limited to Pastor-teachers and Elders who have completed
8 units at LABTS. (Deacons may take this course if currently in office).
This course deals with proper homiletics (the theology of preaching).
A special emphasis will be placed upon church polity, in respect to
worship, special occasions and counseling.
441 PASTORAL THEOLOGY II
Pastoral Theology I.
Advanced study in homiletics and practical theology.
500 SOTERIOLOGY (2)
A comprehensive study of the work of salvation in man. It covers every
aspect of the gracious work that God has achieved on behalf of sinful
man; the purpose of salvation; its process; its divine initiative
and those whom it embraces.
501 GALATlANS (2)
An intense study of the fundamental doctrine of justification by faith
and not by works.
**502 HERMENEUTICS (2)
(Interpreting the Bible). A systematic study of how to properly interpret
the Bible. This course deals with the various principles of Interpretation
enabling the student to rightly divide (explain) the Word of God.
*503 BIBLE STUDY METHODS (2)
A course designed to teach the student how to Independently study
the Bible. Among the methods taught are the Inductive, synthetic,
analytical, topical and historical.
504 ECCLESIOLOGY (2)
This course gives an analysis of the Church as an organism which is
living and growing. Areas of examination cover its constitution, ordinances
and activities, both in worship and work.
505 SPIRITUAL LIFE (2)
This course deals with the day-to-day, moment-by-moment life of a
Christian. It is designed to enhance the believer's life in this world,
resulting in mature spiritual growth and bringing glory to the Lord
506 EPHESIANS (2)
A careful study of God's masterpiece - the Church - His Body in the
world. Unknown in the Old Testament It Is now revealed in the realm
of the heavenlies as well as here on earth by our new relationship
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
507 TYPOLOGY (2)
A concise study of Old Testament types found in Genesis, Exodus and
Leviticus. Included are types as seen in the Tabernacle, Its offerings
and feast. The applications to our personal life and the life of the
New Testament Church are then emphasized.
508 HEBREWS (2)
A painstaking study of the superiority of Christ Jesus our Lord and
the Christian faith above religion. A verse by verse exposition is
attempted and difficult questions are examined with proper Hermeneutics.
509 DANIEL (2)
An exposition of the connecting book to the Revelation of John the
Apostle. This course concentrates on the historical and prophetic
teachings for today's Christian.
510 JEREMIAH (2)
A careful study of Judah's downfall and certain principles of eternal
truth applicable to the present day.
511 CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE AND
THE FAMILY (2)
This course examines the biblical perspectives of marriage in our
present day society. Included in this examination are the guidelines
necessary for building a solid family unit able to weather the attacks
of our society.
512 First and Second TIMOTHY
& TITUS (2)
A careful study of God's guidelines for the leaders of His Church.
The emphasis is placed on the practical application of these guidelines
for the growth of God's people.
513 GOSPEL OF MATTHEW (2)
This course deals with the major topics contained in this Jewish minded
gospel. Special emphasis is given to the Sermon on the Mount, the
making of disciples and the return of Christ at His Second Coming.
514 GENESIS (2)
This course examines the foundational reason for our salvation: the
glory of God. After reviewing the creation and the fall of mankind,
this course helps to describe the plan of God for the redemption of
mankind centering on the Abrahamic promises.
515 MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF
THE BIBLE LANDS (2)
This course informs and enhances the awareness of the student concerning
the background in which the Bible was written. This fuller knowledge
will help the student to understand the biblical meanings otherwise
lost without clear perception of cultural settings.
516 CULTS AND CONTEMPORARY
This course Is designed to clarify misunderstandings and doubts; and
to establish the student's faith through sound doctrine; and prepare
him to convincingly confront and refute false teachers.
*517 DISCIPLESHIP (2)
This course Is designed to stimulate a student's understanding of
true Christian discipleship as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ. These
principles are expected to direct his life and heart towards God's
518 BIBLICAL COUNSELING (2)
This course Is intended to teach the student how to use the Bible
as one's sole counseling tool. Sin Is described in Its full power;
and the power of the Holy Spirit of God in arresting sin is revealed
519 PHILIPPIANS (2)
This course is a detailed study of the book of Philippians. The historical
background and the message of this personal letter of Paul to the
church at Philippi will be discovered.
520 MAJOR MORAL AND ETHICAL
A survey and discussion of the major moral and ethical issues facing
this present generation. Emphasis will be placed upon biblical solutions
and a Christian world view.
521 EPISTLES OF JOHN (2)
A careful study of 1, 2, 3 John with a view toward understanding its
message to the church, both past and present.
522 FIRST PETER (2)
A study of I Peter, with special attention to the historical, doctrinal
and practical aspects of this epistle.
523 CONVALESCENT MINISTRY
Bringing hope to those in declining years and ministering to the disabled
525 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS (2)
Studies which identify false philosophies, provide Christian evidences
and explain difficult passages.
526 PARABLES OF JESUS
A study of selected parables from the synoptic gospels, with an emphasis
on following Jesus-Messiah in discipleship.
527 I AND II THESSALONIANS (2)
An in-depth study of the apostle Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians. Attention will be given to the contribution of these epistles to the subjects of eschatology (doctrine of last things), ecclesiology (doctrine of the church), and to Christian living.
528 II Peter, Jude (2)
A detailed analysis of II PETER and JUDE. Special emphasis is given to the structure, argument and message of II Peter with an additional focus on the uniqueness and similarties of Jude.
529 CHRISTOLOGY (2)
A study of the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Attention will be given to Christ’s pre-existence, incarnation, earthly ministry (as prophet, priest, and King), death, resurrection, and ascension.
540 EXPOSITORY PREACHING I (2)
A practical course in the methodology of preaching by emphasizing the step-by-step process of constructing expository sermons. The student is given the opportunity to build and deliver sermons.
Prerequisites: 440 Pastoral Theology I, 441 Pastoral Theology II
541 EXPOSITORY PREACHING II (2)Prerequisite: 540 Expository Preaching I
* Core & ** Required Core
A continuation of Expository Preaching I.