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North American Bible Institute

BL 101 Teaching and Preaching the Old Testament

Old Testament Survey is a general introduction to the authorship and content of the Old Testament books. Special attention will be given to important persons, places and events, as well as to key chapters in the Old Testament revelation.  More than just a history of the Jewish people, the Old Testament is an early record of God’s redemption and restoration directed toward humanity as the answer to the broken human condition.  This course identifies the points of importance for a more complete, historical, and contextual understanding of God’s revelation to humanity in the Old Testament.

BL 102 Teaching and Preaching the New Testament

New Testament Survey is a broad study of the history, literature, interpretation, theology, and basic content of the New Testament. Attention will be given to the character, background, and central 7uthemes of the New Testament as a whole and to the authorship, date, setting, theme, purpose, structure, and general content of its individual books. Important New Testament issues, events, and persons will also be highlighted.  Together with Old Testament Survey, this course will help students understand the whole Bible as the story of redemption and restoration.

TH 101 Teaching and Preaching Christian Doctrine

Rather than a systematic approach to the study of theology, Theology Survey will introduce students to a historical understanding of Christian theology.  Beginning with the Church Fathers who inherited church leadership from the apostles, Theology Survey will give special treatment to the conditions throughout history that have led the Christian church to make decisions about Christian dogma as the church has attempted to define its beliefs following the New Testament era of first-century AD all the way to the present.  Specific attention will be given to the theology that led to the emergence of the Baptist tradition.

SP 101 Sermon Planning and Delivery

This course will begin with a study of the “grammatical-historical” approach to interpreting the Bible.  Students will learn how to interpret a theme in a particular text of Scripture and how that particular text limits the treatment of its theme in its historical, grammatical, and literary context.  Next, students will learn how to take the theme of the text originally introduced in a particular historical context and make it applicable to a contemporary audience.  Specific attention will be given to the concepts of explanation, illustration, argumentation, and application in the delivery of sermons.

SD 201: Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual Formation instills in the student the importance of cultivating, maintaining, and growing their own personal relationship with Christ, and gives them the tools to do so.  This course will focus on developing sound habits that push students to a richer, deeper devotional life.

SP 201: Advanced Sermon Preparation and Delivery

Advanced Sermon Preparation and Delivery takes the next step in lesson/ sermon planning.  Building off of PR 101, 201 will include practical guidelines as well as a live component that will require the student to deliver a short sermon, devotion, or lesson.

BL 201: Preaching through Genesis

Preaching Through Genesis focuses on the beginning of God's revelation and will use a commentary to work through the book with the goal of equipping the student to be able to teach and preach the book in a way that conveys God's message in a clear and concise way.

BL202: Preaching through the Gospel of John

 Preaching through the Gospel of John equips students with the ability to teach and preach through a theologically dense gospel.  Emphasis will be given to practical lesson and sermon preparation and understanding the message in order to convey it to others.

BL203 – The Doctrine of God – Syllabus Fall 2017

This course will demonstrate the importance of a correct (orthodox) doctrine of God and how that view should impact your devotional life, preaching, and teaching.

After this course you should be able to discuss the attributes of God and their significance in Christian life.

BL204 - Evangelism Strategies

Evangelism Strategies is designed to help believers hone their skills in fulfilling the Great Commission.  The course covers three major topics:

    . Engaging the culture

    . Competence and confidence in evangelism

    .  Cross cultural evangelism

BL205 - Apologetics

Apologetics offers a comprehensive way to defend our faith in a rational and logical way.

BL206 - Church History

Church History will offer an overview of the Protestant Reformation, the Baptist Church History and the Southern Baptist History.