Topic: The History of Redemption

Course Description: Our English Bible contains 66 separate books written across a thousand years. They can seem disconnected and contain vast little-explored territory. Yet the Bible tells a coherent story, or rather two stories: the story of creation within which unfolds the story of redemption. Biblical Theology focuses on how Scripture presents this unfolding drama: through creation, fall, restoration and consummation; through Adam, Israel, Jesus Christ, and the Church. This course traces the storyline from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation, from “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” to “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth.” We will see how it all fits together. Throughout we will trace the loving purposes of God, learn of his intentions for humanity, and find our true human selves in the centrality of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Instructor: Bernard Bell, Pastor of Biblical Studies, Peninsula Bible Church Cupertino. Bernard is British but his parents were missionaries in Thailand for nearly 40 years. He came to the USA for one year, but has now been here for 35. He loves living in the Bay Area because all the world is here. After degrees in geography and land surveying he expected to climb mountains and make maps. Instead he went underground and measured particle accelerators at CERN (Geneva) and SLAC. A keen Bible student since 18 he started teaching at church, before doing a degree in Biblical Studies and joining the pastoral staff of that church, PBCC, 25 years ago. He is committed to the idea of church-based Biblical and theological education.

Day/Times: Monday nights, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, September Sept 12 – November 21 (no class on October 31)

Location: Sequoia Christian Church, 233 Topaz St. Redwood City, CA. 94062

Cost: $250.00 per person (includes textbook and materials) – PAY NOW

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