To my regular readers... The file below is for submission in a grad school class I am taking. It is posted here for others in the class to download. Read at your own risk :).
John the Baptist - Outlines - First Draft
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Theology 101 — The Word of God
Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
July 31, August 7, 14, 21
Are you ready to go to the next level in your understanding of God and His word? Do you sometimes struggle to understand how all of the pieces of Bible truth fit together? Would you like to be better able to lead a class, teach your children, or answer a friend's questions about the Bible?
We have what you need!
On August 1, we will begin a series of messages taking a deep look at the theology of the Bible. In the beginning, we will spend four weeks focusing on the doctrine of the Word of God. Following these four weeks we will begin to walk through the other doctrines of Scripture like the doctrine of God, the doctrine of Christ and the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of sin, the doctrine of eternal punishment, and so forth. It will likely take about one year to cover all of the major doctrines, especially since we will do these in bite size pieces of four to six weeks each.
Each week, we will pass out notes formatted for a three-ring binder. We will make audio CD's and spiral bound notes available at the end of each doctrine study (four to six weeks). We will also have available for purchase a recommended resource for further study ("Systematic Theology" by Wayne Grudem, $28.00). Binders, CD's, and books will all be available in our bookstore.
To keep things interesting, there will be an opportunity to submit questions via texting pertaining to the focus of each lesson while the pastor is teaching. At the end of the worship service each night, the pastor will expand his teachings and try to answer the pertinent questions. Also, a take-home test will be provided at the end of each doctrine study so you can see just how much you have learned.
Join us for this study which we trust will be enlightening, informative, and fun!