NT356 The Book of Romans

Course Description

This class will be an in-depth, verse-by-verse study through the Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the believers in Rome.  Through the course we will study the background, history, and context of the Apostle Paul’s letter and how it impacts us today as the Body of Christ.  We will dive into the major doctrinal issues that Paul writes about, and see some of the different historical interpretations of these passages.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the Book of Romans to know what it says and how it fits into the canon of scripture as a whole. 
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of Romans for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Wrestle with selected theological issues and form logical, theologically consistent explanations to these issues.

Course Requirements

Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.

Homework –

  • Each week you will be required to read through the entire book of Romans. 
  • There will be required reading and book reports from the books The Gospel According to Grace and Why Grace Changes Everything by Pastor Chuck Smith, Costa Mesa, CA. The Word for Today, 2015. 

            *These books can be purchased or found for free in pdf format at https://cciog.org/e-books2/

  • Other smaller assignments will be given during the course of the semester.

*All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.

Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term.  The paper will be a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book of Romans.

Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 22nd. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.  

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                        

            Attendance      = 10%                                    

            Homework      = 40%

            Midterm          = 20%

            Final                = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                   77-79 C+                     Below 60 F

            93-96 A                       73-76 C                                  

            90-92 A-                     70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                     67-69 D+

            83-86 B                       63-66 D

            80-82 B-                      60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

NT359 Galatians / Ephesians

Instructor:  Erik Tribble                                       

PH: (949) 705-9272

EM: eriktribble@gmail.com                                                                            

Required Text

The Message of Galatians, John Stott

Ephesians, by H.A. Ironside

Recommended Additional Texts

Galatians & Ephesians, by David Guzik

Exploring Ephesians, by John Phillips

Course Description and Objective

This course is a verse-by-verse study of the books of Galatians & Ephesians. The theme of Galatians is the believers’ justification by faith. The theme of Ephesians is the believers’ spiritual wealth in Christ. Our objective is to thoroughly understand these truths and to be grounded in them. The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus, and to establish a deeper knowledge of Him through the study of His Word.

Course Requirements

There are five requirements:

Textbook Reading: 20%

Every student is required to read each of the textbooks in their entirety.

Your weekly assignment is to read the portion of your textbook that was just taught in class that week. There will be a number of reading checks given over the course of the semester. Keep up in your textbook with the portions of scripture we are studying in class each week.

Weekly Bible Reading: 20%

Read through the entire book of Galatians once every week during the time we are studying Galatians in class. Read through the entire book of Ephesians once every week during the time we are studying Ephesians in class. *There will be a reading check taken at the beginning of every class session.

Mid Term Exam: 20%

The Mid-Term exam will cover the book of Galatians. The test will consist of true/ false, and fill in the blank type of questions.

Research/Essay Paper : 20%

Please explain Ephesians 1:3-14. This section of scripture deals with the Spiritual blessings we have received as believers in Christ. Explain and discuss the teaching of these verses; explain what the verses mean and how they apply to our lives.

Also include in you paper one full page on “walking in the Spirit” This subject is found in Galatians 5:16-17.

Quote your textbook along with three other resources (i.e. commentaries, Bible handbooks, dictionaries, etc.). Please use footnotes when quoting resources. Please include a bibliography. (Consult your student handbook for instructions)

The paper should be at least 5 pages long (double spaced, 12pt. font, 1 inch margins).

*Note: late papers will be accepted with a subtraction of 10 points per day.

Final Exam: 20%

The Final exam will cover the book of Ephesians. The test will consist of “true or false”, and “fill in the blank” type of questions.

Course Schedule

 Tuesday:                                                                       Class Topic: 

August 24                                                          Introduction + Galatians 1

September 7                                                       Galatians 2

September 14                                                      Galatians 3

September 21                                                      Galatians 4

September 28                                                      Galatians 5

October 5                                                           Galatians 6

October 12         Mid-Term on Galatians and (Introduction to Ephesians)

October 19                                                         Ephesians 1

October 26                                                         Ephesians 2

November 2                                                       Ephesians 3

November 9                                                       Ephesians 4

November 16                                                      Ephesians + Paper Due

November 23                                                      Thanksgiving Break        

November 30                                                      Ephesians 5

 December 7                                                       Ephesians 6

December 14                                                      Final Exam

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                      77-79 C+                      

            93-96 A                         73-76 C                        

            90-92 A-                        70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                       67-69 D+

            83-86 B                         63-66 D

            80-82 B-                        60-62 D-

                                                  00-60 F

Note on Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

NT354 The Book of John

Course Description

This course hopes to bring transformation to our students through a verse-by-verse study of John’s gospel. It is designed to impart exegetical understanding leading to a Christ-focused passion through the text, for His glory. The book is recognized as the unique fourth gospel that offers a portrait of Jesus Christ like no other book of the Bible.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Get an overview of the Gospel of John to know what it says and what makes it distinct from the synoptic gospels.
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of John for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Learn the life and ministry of Jesus Christ Himself, as He is our ultimate example of how to follow God, love others, and serve others.

Course Requirements

Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.

Homework –

  • Each week you will be required to read through the entire Gospel of John. 
  • There will be required reading and book reports from the book Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life, by Pastor Chuck Smith, Costa Mesa, CA. The Word for Today, 2001. 

*This book can be purchased or found for free in pdf format at https://cciog.org/e-books2/

  • Other smaller assignments will be given during the course of the semester.

*All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.

Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term on April 28th.  The topic will be one of the main themes of the gospel of John, chosen by the student.

Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 23rd. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.  

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                        

            Attendance      = 10%                                    

            Homework      = 40%

            Midterm          = 20%

            Final                = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                   77-79 C+                     Below 60 F

            93-96 A                       73-76 C                                  

            90-92 A-                     70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                     67-69 D+

            83-86 B                       63-66 D

            80-82 B-                      60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

OT310 The Book Of Genesis

Course Description

This course is a verse-by-verse expositional study in Genesis. By unearthing the many treasures of this amazing book, students learn how biblical history and theology are inseparable. Genesis is a foundational book of the Bible, accounting for the origins of the world, humanity, marriage, sin and suffering, the worldwide flood and of course, Israel. The focus of this class is both doctrinal and practical, with ample discussion devoted to both theology and application.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the Book of Genesis to know what it says and how it fits into the canon of scripture as a whole. 
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of Genesis for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Wrestle with selected theological issues and form logical, theologically consistent explanations to these issues.

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to read a portion of the book of Genesis along with additional reading from the following textbooks:  The Genesis Record by Henry M Morris / The JPS Torah Commentary:  Genesis.  Both are available at Amazon.com or Logos.com (if you have LOGOS).
  • *All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.
  • Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term.  The paper will be a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book of Genesis with an outline of the Book.
  • Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 21st. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 20%                                    

            Homework     = 20%

            Midterm          = 30%

            Final             = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.