This track of SoCM classes on Biblical Theology will take us through a two-year learning journey, where all participants will be encouraged to read through the entire Bible. We will begin with the NT for the first year and then read the OT in the second year through the lens of Jesus as the fulfilling Messiah of the nation of Israel. At the end of the course, all participants should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Develop skills to read, interpret and apply the Bible
- Gain an overall understanding of the primary message from each book of the Bible
- Trace and connect major doctrinal developments (e.g., the Gospel) within the historical flow of the text from OT to NT.
Sunday Adult Classe are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month by zoom starting at 2pm. The link will be sent by ORPC's Whatapp Broadcast
Paul's letter to the galations addresses a situation in church Paul's Gentile converts are being told by a new group of teachers that in order to be fully intergreted into God's covenant people they need to enter into the Mosiac covenant by circumcision. Having to defend his apostleship and message, Paul explains the origins of his theology by giving us his biography (chapters 1-2). He then gives us his theology and argues that this gospel is what creates the new, multi-ethnic family of Jesus and Abraham (chapter 3-4). Lastly, he gives us the application and shows how this gospel truely transforms people by the presence and power of the Spirit (chapters 5-6)
Paul wrote his second letter to the Corinthians with a couple of purposes in mind, namely,
In essence, Paul had one overriding aim: to pave the way for his planned third visit so that it would be free of embarrassment and trouble. Although not considered a part of the “pastoral epistles,” this letter provides insights to Paul, as he provided pastoral care to a community of believers facing various Challenges.
Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians to address 2 main concerns: conflict within the congregation and allowing the pagan values of the Greco-Roman society to infiltrate the church
Paul’s letter to the Romans is considered by many as one of the most important theological treatises ever produced. It is the very “center” of the Bible
Martin Luther writes, “Romans is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul. It can never be read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes” (Luther 1522)
The 4 Gospels
|The Gospel of John
The purpose of John's gospel is clearly stated in 20:30-31 in that John presents specific signs - significant displays of power that point to Jesus as the Son of God. So, if we percive Jesus with the eyes of faith, we can see deeper spiritual realities concerning is identity and the eternal life which he offers.
25 Oct - Part 1 & 8 Nov - Part 2
|27 Sep &11 Oct||
The Gospel of Luke
|13 Sep||The Gospel of Mark
Mark’s gospel—presumably, the first in chronological order—focuses on the identity Jesus Christ.
|16 & 23 Aug|
Bible Interpretation and Application
Introduction to Biblical Theology