Old Testament

Old Testament Survey I: Genesis-Job (3 credits)* OT301

The C2000 Series MP3s are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. As you take this class, you will study the Bible verse-by-verse from Genesis through Job by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide, and writing down personal notes from the teachings. There are 88 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 bekahruiz@calvarychapel.com for more information.

OT302 Old Testament Survey II: Psalms-Malachi (3 credits)*

The C2000 Series MP3s are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. As you take this course, you will study the Bible verse-by-verse from Psalms through Malachi by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide, and writing down personal notes from the teachings. There are 87 messages for this course, at an average length of about an hour per message.

This course 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.

Genesis (3 credits)* OT310

This is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Genesis. The intention of this course is to study the magnificent account of the creation of mankind and the unfolding plan of redemption of mankind, leading each of us into a deeper faith in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Exodus (2 credits) OT311

There are two key theological themes of Exodus, based on the two main parts of the book. The first is “God is the Deliverer”; the second is “God the Covenant-Maker”. We will study these themes as we look at Exodus verse-by-verse.

Leviticus (2 credits) OT312

This course is a verse-by-verse study through Leviticus, focusing on God’s principles for worship, service, obedience and holiness: the believer’s priestly calling. This focus is the reason for the Hebrew title for Leviticus: “And He called”.

Judges (2 credits) OT316

This class will focus on the period in Israelite history between the death of Joshua and Saul’s accession to the throne. We will compare present-day circumstances with the time period of Judges. Old Testament Israel demonstrates common pitfalls and offers solutions to our modern problems. This is an excellent class for those who grieve over the spiritual state of our
world today.

Job (2 credits) OT327

This is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Job and its message about God’s majesty and His trustworthiness in spite of suffering. The book of Job answers questions that all people ask at some point in life regarding evil and God’s relationship to the world, so the class will focus on applying the principles God gives to answer these questions in the book of Job.

Psalms (2 credits) OT328

We will discover the beauty of the praise and poetry in the book of Psalms. Each verse in every Psalm will be looked at and evaluated in-depth as we learn how to communicate with our Creator and the comfort and healing this communication brings.

Proverbs (2 credits) OT329

We will study verse-by-verse to apply the wisdom of Proverbs in our everyday life in Christ. We will attempt to adhere to Jesus’ admonition: “Take my yoke and learn of Me.”

Ecclesiastes (2 credits) OT330

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of the book of Ecclesiastes. Attention will be placed on helping the student understand the book’s place in the canon of Scripture, authorship, ethical issues revolving around the meaning and actions of life, solutions to problem passages, and discovering and applying God’s greatest good to our lives.

Song of Solomon (2 credits) OT331

For women only—Since the Song of Solomon is poetic in nature and not taught frequently in the Church, it is hard for most Christians to grasp its meaning and value. In this course we will study verse-by-verse and glean what the book teaches about godliness within the courting and marriage relationship. In addition, we will see clear teaching about the relationship between the believer and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Isaiah (2 credits) OT332

The goal of this class is to deepen our relationship with Christ while gaining an academic and devotional understanding of the book of Isaiah. We will familiarize ourselves with the form and structure of the book, as well as its basic theology, purpose, authorship, and various historical accounts related to Isaiah.

Jeremiah (2 credits) OT333

We will use our Bibles to fully understand the times in Israel when the LORD chose Jeremiah to be His prophet to God’s chosen people. We will have the opportunity to compare national values from ancient biblical times with our present-day moral values in this verse-by-verse study through Jeremiah.

Daniel (2 credits) OT336

This class will be a verse-by-verse exegetical study through the book of Daniel. This book is one of the two most profound books of Bible prophecy. The book of Revelation explains the book of Daniel, while the book of Daniel lays the foundation for the book of Revelation. We will be studying the main theme of Daniel , which is, “The Times of the Gentiles”.

We will be looking at when the “Times of the Gentiles” began, when it will end, and what this means for us today. We will also be studying the lives and character of Daniel and his three friends.

Minor Prophets (2 credits) OT359

This class will consist of an overview and study of the messages of the pre-exilic and post-exilic Minor Prophets of the Old Testament.

Ruth & EstherWomen only (2 credits) OT361

This course is designed to be an in-depth study of the Old Testament books of Ruth and Esther. Both books present the stories of women who faced great challenges in their lives and met these times of trial with courage and commitment to God. They serve as excellent examples, even to women of the 21st century, of living lives surrendered to God. As we come to understand the events of these Scriptures, we will gain insight into the sovereignty of God and the nature of a life guided by His hand.

I & II Kings (2 credits) OT362

This is a chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse study of the books of I and II Kings. We will establish an understanding of the main theme of the books and develop a working knowledge and application of the main character studies of some of the kings and prophets of Israel.

I & II Samuel (2 credits) OT372

This class is a survey of David’s life from the books of Samuel and the Psalms. Much of this class will be a verse-by-verse study through the books of I and II Samuel. There will be a devotional focus with opportunity for class-room discussion.

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