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Bible Study Course Outline

2014 - 2015 Session (Christian Doctrine One)
10/1/14 to 6/24/14
Introduction to Christian Doctrine One begins 9/17/14


LESSON 1
GOD

   I. Evidence of God's Existence.
A. Bible Reveals It.
B. Reason Teaches it.
C. Supreme Intelligence Indicates It.
D. Nature Proves It.
E. Intuition Requires It.
   II. Names for God.
  III. The Nature of God.
A. His Unity - One God.
B. His Holiness.
C. His Love.
D. Nature Proves It.
E. His Power - Omnipotence.
F. His Wisdom - Omniscience
G. His Omnipresence.
H. His Faithfulness
   IV. Knowing and Obeying God.

LESSON 2
JESUS, THE CHRIST


   I. Jesus, The Son of God.
  II. Titles that Indicate His Work and Position.
A. Jesus, Our Savior.
B. Jesus, Our Lord.
C. Jesus, Our Mediator.
D. Jesus, Our Prophet.
E. Jesus, Our High Priest
1. Jesus commissioned as High Priest.
2. His Preparation.
3. His Offering.
F. Jesus, Our King.
1. Jesus was predicted to be a king.
2. Christ claimed to be a King.
3. Nature of His Kingdom.
4. The Length of His rule.

LESSON 3
THE BIBLE


   I. Names for the Bible
A. Word of God.
B. Living Oracles /Oracles of God.
C. The Holy Scriptures.
  II. The Origin of the Bible.
A. What the Bible Says about its Origin.
1. Old Testament
2. New Testament.
B. Evidences for the Divine Origin of the Bible.
1. Fulfilled prophecy.
2. Wonderful unity.
3. Logical proof.
 III. The Value of the Bible.
A. Its Value to the Lost.
B. Its Value to the Saved.
  IV. How to Read and Understand the Bible
   V. The Sacredness of the Word.

LESSON 4
THE CHURCH


   I. What is the Church?
A. Meaning of the Word "Church."
B. Local and General Significance of the Word.
  II. The Beginning of the Church.
A. Predictions of the Coming Church.
B. Establishment of the Church or Kingdom.
C. Evidence from Prophecy.
 III. The Founder of the Church.
 IV. The Foundation of the Church.
  V. The Government of the Church.
A. Jesus Christ Is the Head.
B. Self-government.
1. Nature.
2. Limitations.
 VI. Names for the Church.
A. The "Church."
B. The Church of God.
C. House of God.
D. Temple of God.

LESSON 5
FAITH


   I. The Use of the Term "Faith" in the New Testament.
A. Faith - Used as a Term for Christianity.
B. Faith - Descriptive of the Life of the Christian.
C. Faith - as Applied to the Alien Sinner. 
  II. What is Faith?
 III. How Do We Obtain Faith? 
A. Christian Faith is Produced in a Similar Way to Any     Other Faith.
B. Faith Results from an Acceptance of Testimony or     Evidence. 
 IV. The Relationship of Faith to Obedience.
A. The Obedience of Faith.
B. Obedience Is Simply Faith in Action.
   V. The Benefits of Faith.
A. It is Essential in Order to Receive all of God's         Blessing.
B. Some Specific Benefits of Faith.
1. It secures salvation for Man.
2. Faith pleases God.
3. Faith brings peace to the heart of the     Christian.
4. Faith lifts our minds and vision to see as God     sees and to think thoughts after Him.

LESSON 6
REPENTANCE

   I. What Is Repentance?
A. Definition of Repentance.
B. Repentance Illustrated.
 II. What Repentance Is Not.
A. Repentance Should Not Be Confused With Sorrow.
B. Repentance Is Also Distinct from Reformation.
C. Repentance Should Not Be Confused with Fear.
 III. Motives Which Lead to Repentance.
A. The Goodness or Love of God.
B. Sorrow for Sin.
C. Fear of Judgement.
  IV. Restitution and Its Relationship to Repentance.
   V. The Necessity of Repentance.
A. Repentance Is Necessary to the Alien Sinner.
B. Repentance Is Also Essential for the Christian.
  VI. Some Hindrances to Repentance.
A. The Natural Pride of the Heart Hinders Repentance.
B. The Influence of Sinful, Corrupt Desires Is        Another Hindrance.
C. Procrastination Is One of the Greatest Hindrances     to Repentance. 

LESSON 7
BAPTISM

   I. The Authority for Baptism.
  II. The Method or Action of Baptism.
A. Plain Statements of Scripture.
1. Water.
2. Much water.
3. Going to the water.
4. Going down into the water.
5. Coming up out of the water.
B. The Symbolism of Baptism.
1. Baptism is a picture of burial and                         resurrection.
2. Baptism is a Picture of Birth.
C. The Meaning of the Greek Word.
 III. The Person to be Baptized.
A. A Person Must Be a Believer in Christ.
B. A Person Should Be a Penitent Believer.
C. A. Person Should Make a Public Confession of                     Christ. 
  IV. The Popper Purpose for Baptism.
A. In Order to Be Saved?
B. For the Remission of Sin?
C. For Washing Away of Sin?
D. Baptism into Christ.









LESSON 8
THE LORD'S SUPPER

   I. The Lord's Supper Given.
A. The Occasion.
B. The Elements Used
1. The bread.
2. The fruit of the vine (wine).
  II. The Names.
A. Breaking of Bread.
B. Table of the Lord.
C. The Lord's Supper.
D. The Communion.
E. The Eucharist.
 III. When to Participate.
A. Plain Scriptural Examples.
1. Stated meaning.
2. Stated purpose.
B. Weekly Communion Taught by Implication.
C. Argument from Type.
D. Testimonies of the Church Fathers.
  IV. The Significance of the Lord's Supper
A. A Memorial of Christ's Death.
B. A Proclamation.
1. Of the Lord's death.
2. Of our love for Him.
3. Of the Lord's return.

LESSON 9
PRAYER

   I. Beginning of Prayer.
  II. What is Prayer?
A. Petitions or Supplication.
B. Thanksgiving and Praise.
 III. Conditions for Effective Prayer.
A. Prayer with Pure Hearts and Clean Hands.
B. We Must Hear and Do God's Will.
C. Pray Humbly in Harmony with God's Will.
D. Pray Fervently and with Persistence.
E. Prayer Must Be Unselfish. F. Pray in the Name of Christ. G. Pray in Faith. H. Pray with a Forgiving Spirit. I. Pray Without Pretension or Vain Repetition. IV. The Holy Spirit's Assistance in Prayer. V. God Has Promised Answers to Prayer.


LESSON 10
GIVING

   I. All Things Belong to God.
A. Silver and Gold.
B. The Rivers.
C. All Land.
D. All Souls.
E. Our Bodies.
  II. Every Christian Is a Steward.
 III. Examples of God's Giving.
A. His Son.
B. Eternal Life.
C. Salvation from Sin.
D. Wisdom.
  IV. Giving in the Old Testament.
A. Individual Giving.
1. Cain and Abel.
2. Noah.
3. Abraham.
4. Jacob.
B. Giving Under the Mosaic Law.
1. The first tithe commanded.
2. The second tithe.
3. The third year tithe.
   V. Divine Blessing on the Tithe.


LESSON 11
GIVING IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

    I. The True Nature of Giving.
A. It Is a Grace.
B. Act of Worship.
1. Definite responsibility.
2. Worship is directed towards God.
C. It IS an Act of Love.
   II. Reason for Giving.
A. Advance the Work of the Kingdom.
B. To Develop Spirituality in the Christian.
1. A right attitude towards money.
2. The Godlike quality of unselfishness.
C. Future Accountability.
 III. What Is the Standard of Christian Liberality?
A. God Is the Only One Who Can Set the Standard
    of Liberality.
B. More Is Required of the Christian than the Jew.  


LESSON 12
MISSION OF THE CHURCH

   I. What is the Mission of the Church?
  II. What Does Missions Mean?
 III. Christianity is Missionary by Nature.
A. Christianity Claims to Be the Only True Religion.
B. Christianity's View of Mankind Is That All Have
    Sinned Need the Salvation Which Is in Christ.
C. Christ, the Head of the Church, Was the World's
    Greatest Missionary.
  IV. Motives for Missions.
A. A Keen Realization of What We Have in Christ
    and the Consciousness of the World's Desperate
    Need for it.
B. The Command of Christ.
C. Gratitude for Salvation.
   V. Who Is Responsible for Missions?
  IV. Methods for Missions.
A. Selection of Preaching Points.
B. Preaching and Prayer.
C. Paul Established Indigenous Churches.
1. Self-governing.
2. Self-supporting.
3. Self-propagating.

LESSON 13
THE COMING OF THE LORD


    I. The Certainty of His Coming.
A. Some Doubt His Return.
B. The Evidence for His Coming.
1. The Promise of Jesus Himself.
2. The Testimony of Angels.
3. The Testimony of the Apostles.
4. The Proof from Type.
5. The Witness of the Lord's Supper.
   II. The Manner of His Coming.
A. Visibility.
B. With the Clouds.
C. In Glory with the Angels.
D. In Disturbance of Physical Nature.
  III. The Time of His Coming.
  IV. The Christian's Response to His Coming.
A. A Separation from the World.
B. A Personal Holiness.
1. Sincerity.
2. Sobriety.
3. Unselfishness.
4. Patience.
5. Faithfulness.
C. Watchfulness.
D. Working.

 


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