Open Bible Studies
Objective: to help all of us come to a better understanding of God and his Truth.
Individual tutoring, online and group classes available.
We believe that God intends for the Bible to be understood by anyone who takes the time to study it. Our approach to Bible teaching is simply reading verse by verse and inviting the student to examine and consider what is being said, how it fits in the context, what it means, and finally, how to apply what we discover.

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Bible courses are recorded online videos from previous classes, or live interactive classes. Some classes have limited seating.

These courses do not rely on creeds or theological books. The only source is the bible. However, when necessary we will refer to historical documented facts and archeological data. If you have further questions about these studies, use the Comments box below.
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Why 27 Books in the New Testament?

This course looks at the actual historical documentation from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries to understand the processes which brought about our New Testament. The New Testament portion of the Christian Bible contains 27 different books, or letters written by 10 different authors, each from different backgrounds. Why does it contain only 27 documents, and why these 27 documents. Out of the hundreds of documents written during the 1st and 2nd Centuries, why only these 27? And, why were 7 of them at one time disputed, but eventually included? The Bible itself cannot be used to answer these questions, because the authors themselves never indicated a specific list of exclusive books to be included as a complete set. Was it a single 'council', or organization that determined the final set? The historical evidence shows otherwise. (11 sessions)

The Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ. Did it occur as an actual historical event or was it an invented story made up by certain individuals over the course of time? Jesus' resurrection is the very cornerstone of Christianity. This course looks at all the empirical data and documented events surrounding this most amazing story ever told. Historical records of both Jesus followers and others considered enemies of the movement from the 1st and 2nd centuries are reviewed and discussed. (13 sessions)

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God - what is it and where is it? In this study we will be looking at Old Testament prophecy, and New Testament writings as it relates to the establishment of God's Kingdom. Comparing historical documents as far back as the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th centuries through modern times, will give you a clear understanding how and why, what is called the 'Christian Church', evolved over time to what it is today. This is an amazing story of facts normally not taught in schools or churches. (5 sessions)

Creation vs Evolution

Creation or Evolution - its one or the other. In the market place of ideas and institutions of learning, we are told by the priests of evolution that it is no longer a theory, but rather evolution a fact. The first question that comes to mind is, which version of evolution is a fact? Macro or Micro Evolution. The second question one should ask is which scientists believe which 'theory'? There are several theories being bandied about in the scientific communities, which don't agree on the details of Macro Evolution. This course looks at the available science and facts relating to this subject. We ask a lot of questions, search for answers and have open discussion.

What Can We Know About God

So much conflict in today’s society stems from our differing world views. But have you ever wondered what God’s world view is? We can argue all day long about our differing world views, but who can argue against God’s world view? Which then begs the question, can we actually know his point of view.

“What Can We Know About God” is designed to discover a God-based world view versus the Humanistic world view. And it’s based on the only book that is qualified to teach us anything about God - the Bible, which has stood the test of time for thousands of years.

The Four Gospels

Each of the Gospel accounts were written to a different audience. Most of the events overlap but some stories about Jesus only appear in one of the four gospels. This study puts the whole message of the Messiah into one chronological order of events (as best as possible).

The Book of Acts

Luke picks up in his book, which we call Acts, right were he left off in his gospel account. The gospel of Luke is the life and message of Jesus Christ. The book of Acts is the historical events of what happened starting with Jesus ascending into clouds. Luke is a true and accurate historian, one of the finest according to the famous Scottish archeologist Sir William M. Ramsey. If you want to know exactly what the message of Christ produced in the 1st century, the book of Acts is must study.

The 13 Letters of Paul

The apostle Paul wrote nearly half of the New Testament. Before Paul became an apostle of Christ, he was Christ's most ardent enemy. He was responsible for ravaging the new Christian movement through arrests and even encouraging to have Christians killed. After converting to Christ he became the person most responsible for spreading Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. This study looks at the letters he wrote exclusively to Christians. If you want to understand what it means to be a follower of Christ, how to be a follower of Christ, Paul's letters will open your eyes to the Truth which is not being taught in many modern churches today.