Begins March 15, 2014
Two Weekly Classes 1:30 - 3:30 & 5:00 - 7:00 PM
A Soldier’s Call to Defend His Faith
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15 ESV
Prepares the Soldier of Christ with the defense Peter calls all Christians to be prepared to do. Combines the teaching curriculum of three Christian Apologetic resources
Defending Your Faith: An Overview of Classical Apologetics with R.C. Sproul
Faith & Reason Searching for a Rational Faith by Dr. Richard N. Nash
Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics by Doug Powell
Presented in two parts each part being a 16-week 2-hour sessions. Each session consists of a 23-minute message on DVD from the Ligonier Ministries teaching series Defending Your Faith: An Overview of Classical Apologetics with Dr. R. C. Sproul, followed by 35-minutes of group discussion using the accompanying study guide. Alternating weekly the 2nd hour of class consist of a 25-miute group discussion from a chapter of either Faith & Reason Searching for a Rational Faith or Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics
Each student that successfully completes the course will receive his own copy of one of the books used in the course curriculum and a certificate of completion.
Part 2 Begins March 13, 2014
Weekly Class 1:00 - 3:00 PM
A Soldier’s Call to Bible Theology
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God John 1:1-2 ESV
Teaches the Soldier of Christ the importance of studying the Bible by seeking to discover what the biblical writers, under divine guidance, believed, described, and taught in the context of their own times and that both the Old Testament and New Testaments is a continuum of God’s covenant with man. Combines the curriculum of
How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture by Michael Williams
How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stewart
Each student is urged to utilize a study Bible with his readings and discussions. If student does not own his own study Bible SOCPM pending approval of the correctional facility will obtain a study Bible for the student to use and own.
Presented in four parts each part being a 16-week 2-hour sessions. Prior to each session the Soldier of Christ will be required to read a Old Testament narrative and a book of prophecy and a New Testament book, eventually all sixty-six books, and after reading the weekly assignment be ready to discuss in class;
1) What is the theme of each book?
2) How can it be applied in contemporary times?
3) Where is Jesus seen?
The following week by student’s choice an expository teaching of one of the three books previously discussed
Each student that successfully completes each part of the course will receive his own copy of one of the books used in the course curriculum and a certificate of completion.
Bringing the gospel to the prisoners and connecting them to resources to provide holistic discipleship during and after incarceration
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV)
To see prisoners and former prisoners with renewed hearts and minds glorifying God and sharing Christ with others.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2 ESV)
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