North American Bible Institute


September 28, 2024

Dr. Hampton Drum


Course Description: In this course students’study,will be instructed on the Biblical nuances concerning theological study of Heaven. One of the preacher’s or teacher’s most important jobs is to help their students understand the Biblical concept of Heaven. The analysis of the biblical text is crucial in order to explain the spenders, of Heaven. Realizing that the subject of Heaven is multifaceted, it needs to be analyzed with depth and precision. All the details that one can discover about the subject will combine to enhance the listener’s experience. For the teacher or preacher, this should be a deep soul-searching experience as he or she soberly contemplates the subject of Heaven and the prospects of a lifelong ministry of explaining why Jesus said Matthew 13:45“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: (V.46) Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”

  1. Course Objectives:
  2. To examine carefully the task involved in teaching and preaching the subject of Heaven.
  3. To consider and discuss how to move from personal research to public presentation on the subject of Heaven.Romans 2:4 . . . not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
  4. To encourage intelligent and sensitive dialogue about the interpretation of the Bible.


  1. Required Text:

Heaven, by Randy Alcorn. Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 2004.

  1. Requirements:
  2. Class meeting on Saturday, September28, 2024.  Lectures and handouts will be available.
  3. Read the introduction of each chapter of the text, and work to complete reading before the first day of class.  
  4. Each student will prepare a short one-page testimony on why Jesus’ teaching concerning Heaven in John 14 is critical to their ministry’s purpose.
  5. Write a sermon outline or a meaningful devotion on (Heaven), a minimum of 3 pages (double spaced). The project should demonstrate the students’ understanding of the text, and their observations on how it could impact their minister’s effectiveness. The project will be due on October 15. Students can either email the review to me at (hdrum62@gmail), or mail the review to; Tri-City Baptist Church, P.O. Box 40 Conover, NC 28613, c/o Dr. Hampton Drum, post marked no later than February fifteenth.