New Testament

New Testament Survey I: Matthew-Acts*
This class gives you a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, aimed in strengthening your relationship with God and help you understand His will for your life. You should listen to the messages with your Bible open and with a heart that is prepared to hear from God.

These are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California. As you take this class, you will study the Bible verse-by-verse from Matthew through Acts by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide while writing down personal notes from the teachings.

There are 69 messages for this course, at an average length of about an hour per message. This class should give you a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, which will strengthen your relationship with God and help you understand His will for your life. You should listen to the messages with your Bible open and with a heart that is prepared to hear from God.

First-time students, to begin working ahead on this class, please email mfhbc1@gmail.com.

New Testament Survey II: Romans -Revelation *
This class gives you a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, aimed in strengthening your relationship with God and help you understand His will for your life. You should listen to the messages with your Bible open and with a heart that is prepared to hear from God.

These are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California. As you take this class, you will study the Bible verse-by-verse from Matthew through Acts by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide while writing down personal notes from the teachings.

There are 79 messages for this course, at an average length of about an hour per message. This class should give you a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, which will strengthen your relationship with God and help you understand His will for your life. You should listen to the messages with your Bible open and with a heart that is prepared to hear from God.

First-time students, to begin working ahead on this class, please email mfhbc1@gmail.com.
Matthew (3 credits)* NT351

Matthew *
This class is a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Matthew with specific emphasis on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and His claim to be the Messiah.

Mark *
This class is a verse-by-verse exposition of the Gospel of Mark.

Luke *
This class is a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Luke.

John *
The Gospel of John has long fascinated the cleverest exegetes by its simple grammatical style and deep Christological content. The book is recognized as the unique fourth gospel that offers a portrait of Jesus Christ like no other book of the Bible.

This class is a verse-by-verse study of the entire gospel with emphasis on John’s theology, Christology, and particularly the relationship between His deity and humanity.

Acts *
This class is a verse-by-verse study through the Book of Acts. We will look at the growth of the early church and church practice, including the function of spiritual gifts in the Church. We will also study the aspects of early church missions, church planting, and discipleship.

Romans *
The class is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans, a book long regarded having the most systematic presentation of doctrine in the Bible. Students will look carefully at how the finished work of Christ in Redemption, through the work of the Holy Spirit, can transform lives.

I Corinthians
This letter addresses the problems that plagued the Corinthian church and are still of great concern to the Church today: division, marital conflicts, sexual immorality, Christian liberty, spiritual gifts, money, and offended believers.

II Corinthians
This class consist of a verse-by-verse study of Paul’s second epistle to the church in Corinth. As with any study of one of Paul’s epistles, we will marvel at the depth of his understanding and the humble intimacy of his dependant walk with his Lord.

We will be challenged to surrender to God sufficiently that he may “have” us, as fully as he “had” our brother Paul. As the Holy Spirit leads, we will give exposition and make application.

Galatians
This will be a chapter-by-chapter, verse by verse study of Paul’s epistle to the churches in the region of Galatia. We will establish an understanding of the main theme of the epistle, develop a working knowledge of each chapter of the book of Galatians, and memorize key verses.

Ephesians
The objective of this class is to give the student a thorough working knowledge of Ephesians, studying verse-by-verse and including the major doctrines presented in the epistle. We will see a glorious picture of Christ and His Church and the plan of God for His children. We will appreciate even more of what Christ has done for us and what He desires of us.

Philippians
This will be an in-depth, verse-by-verse study of Paul’s epistle to the Philippian church. In this letter, Paul focuses on the example of Christ and how we get to follow Him.

Colossians
This class will is a expositional study of the book of Colossians. We will give primary attention to the Lord Jesus Christ, the central theme of the book. We will consider His majesty, pre-eminence, authority, sufficiency, and fullness that we might grow in faith concerning how to walk in His provisions for abundance of life!

Along with our verse-by-verse study, we will have the opportunity to extensively correlate enlightening and strengthening passages from other portions of Scripture.

Hebrews
The Book of Hebrews is divided into two sections: first, the superiority of the Son in His person and
work (1:1-10:18); and second, the practical application of the superiority of the Son in the lives of believers (10:19-13:25).

This course will be divided into these sections as we study verse-by-verse through Hebrews. We will encounter our holy calling, our priesthood, by drawing near continually “with a true heart in full assurance of faith…” (Heb 10:22).

James
We will simply study of the book of James verse-by-verse that through revelation of the Spirit we will have a better understanding of the truths in this book and apply in our lives what is taught.

Revelation *
In this class, by the help of the Holy Spirit, we receive biblical understanding in our minds and hearts of the events that God has foretold through His prophets concerning the Last Days. We will seek to understand where we are in the history of prophecy and what lies ahead for the Church and the unbelieving world.

I, II, III John
The Epistles of John are intensely practical letters addressed to Christian readers. They warn against the dangers of false teaching and exhort believers to live a life of obedience to God and love for their brothers and sisters. Its controlling theme is fellowship with God the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ in love and truth.

I & II Thessalonians
This will be a chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse study of Paul’s epistle to the church in the region of Thessalonica.

I & II Peter
This class will be a verse-by-verse study and exposition of the contents of I and II Peter. The main topics that will be covered in this book, as pertaining to the natural flow of the text are: (1) learning and experiencing the grace of God which enables us to not only live for God, but also to be submissive and suffer for His glory, (2) gaining knowledge of God, through the Living Word of God which has been made available to us, (3) growing in Christian character by which we are able to be steadfast in our Christian walk, in order that we may not stumble, (4) discerning true doctrine as opposed to the “destructive heresies” that some seek to spread, speaking with deceptive words; and (5) knowing that God is not slack concerning His promises and that His return for His Church is imminent.

Pastoral Epistles (1&2 Timothy, Titus)
As we study verse-by-verse, we will learn about the most important and practical issues in the Church. In his letters to Timothy and Titus, Paul gives these young pastors encouragement and instruction about combating false doctrine, dealing with worship in the church, choosing leaders in Church, treating people in the Church properly, and dealing with material goods in the Church.

The Life of Christ
This class looks into the four gospels, following the earthly life of Jesus Christ. A chronological sketch of the gospels helps give clarity and insight to the life and ministry of our Lord.

* Required for Degree or Certificate Completion

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