RI School of the Bible Fall Term Topics Announced and Registration Open
September 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Fall Semester at RI School of the Bible will be ZOOM only and begin on Tuesday, September 6th, (then 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th (Study Week), 25th). The expense for each Course is $75. We hope you will join us as we livestream the courses on Zoom! We will record each class should you have a scheduling conflict or want to review the class again.
Course Title: “Discovering the Old Testament” is being taught by Dr. Bob Burrelli and will start at 6:00-7:30PM.
Description: What? Study the Old Testament? What for? That doesn’t apply to us. Christians are people of the New Testament.” Believe it or not, that’s what someone in the church said to me a long time ago. And since then, I have discovered many Christians, yes and even pastors, who feel the same way. They complain, “It has bizarre names.” “It’s filled with poetry that I can’t understand.” Or, “It’s just plain boring.” Are those sentiments yours, too? Or maybe you’ve just thought them? Well, the Old Testament is God’s Word, and we should never disregard or think it to be irrelevant. On the contrary, it’s extremely relevant. If you don’t know it well, you’ll not understand the New Testament well. God’s revelation is progressive, which means that the New Testament doesn’t replace the Old Testament but fulfills it. In this survey course, we dispel misunderstandings about the Old Testament and examine inspiration, canonicity, textual criticism, genres, books and themes, and an approach to studying this part of God’s Word more confidently and excitedly. Come hungry, leave full.
“Our Great Salvation from New Birth to Glory” Instructor Pastor Rob Hill Start time: 7:30-9:00PM.
Course Description: In this course, we will study what theologians have called “Redemption Applied”: the various dimensions of God’s saving work in sinners. We will consider biblical concepts such as union with Christ, regeneration, effectual calling, faith, repentance, justification, adoption, sanctification, and perseverance. Each one of these concepts will be rooted in Scripture, defended against error, connected to other doctrines, and opened up in its many practical ramifications. By taking this class, you should come to a deeper appreciation of God’s work of salvation and be more equipped to proclaim God’s glorious gospel to others.