This podcast discusses Jesus’ answer to the lawyer’s question: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” (Matt. 22:36)
This 8-week course takes you through the entire Gospel of Mark in 8 sections. The lectures are accompanied by visual slides to highlight some of the significant historical information.
Who is Jesus? The question has confronted Christianity since its inception. Brought before a council in 325 C.E. in Nicea, the question resulted in a major turning point in the history of Christianity. Was Jesus divine? Was he human? Was he God’s adopted Son? What do the Gospels tell us about Jesus’ nature and character? Discover through this 5-week online course how dogma and doctrine established in the 4th century have affected the Christians’ understanding of Jesus up to the present time.
The word “apocalypse” in Greek (apokalypsis) means “a revealing, an uncovering, or an unveiling.” This eCourse will look in depth at specific chapters in two apocalyptic books of the Bible: Daniel and Revelation. We will ask: Why does the author use this particular literary style? Do these writings envision the end of the world as we know it? If not, then what do they envision? Why use symbolic language if the goal is to unveil or reveal? We will explore these symbolic narratives and seek to gain an inspired understanding of their relevance for us today.
If we want to practice primitive Christianity as Christ Jesus did, do we need to know and understand his teachings? The Gospel of Matthew documents a large portion of these teachings in what has come to be known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” In that Sermon we find the highest standards for the scientific Christian. Do these ideals seem difficult to attain, far-off, or even impossible for us to live? This 3-week eCourse will take an in-depth look at these timeless teachings to discover how they reveal to the world the way to think and live righteously.
How often in the midst of trials do we think of the inevitable victory? The story of the Passion is the culmination of Jesus’ lifework. He turned what appeared to be defeat (the crucifixion) into an everlasting victory (the resurrection and ascension). This eCourse will examine in depth that last week of Jesus’ life and look at it through the spiritual lens of the power and the glory of God (see I Chron. 29:11) rather than through the material lens of suffering and defeat.
Paul’s epistles to the Church at Corinth are probably some of the strongest messages he wrote. For the purity of Church to move into this atmosphere, Paul had to attack everything Corinth had degraded into. We will identify the needs as Paul saw them to make the Corinthian congregation better represent the divine concept of Church and eschew conflicting human opinions.
This 6-week online course covers the history of the English Bible up to and including the King James Version. The discussion begins with a brief overview of the origin of the Bible; then we move on to the background history of Medieval Europe and England, Wycliffe, Erasmus and Humanism, Martin Luther, and William Tyndale. Also included will be a discussion of Protestantism, its relation to the King James Bible, and its impact on Roman Catholicism. The final question that will be addressed is: Why do we need “the inspired Word of the Bible” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 497)?
The Book of Job has been regarded as “the supreme literary masterpiece in the Old Testament and one of the greatest creations of the world’s literature.” Job is a unique and memorable character in the Bible, and his story delivers a spiritual message regarding suffering versus righteousness. This 5-week online eCourse will discuss in depth the overall question the Book of Job asks, “Why do good men seem to suffer?” We will also ask, “What lessons does Job have to learn before he is restored with more than he had at the beginning? What makes this book so relevant to our lives today?” Many have found that Job is a book that asks all the right questions; what we will discover is whether it also will provide all the right answers.
Outlined in 4 weeks, we will discuss in depth the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis in relation to the subject of origin and look at the question as to why this type of study is so important in our healing work. If the greatest problem humanity is facing has been defined as not knowing who we are, how can the Bible answer or solve this problem for all time? The question, “Who am I,” is a universal one that reaches beyond any particular culture or people.