Radio Bible Hour
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Broadcasting This Week on the Radio Bible Hour:

Date: Topic: Scripture:
December 25
Special Christmas message
 Luke 2
December 26
How Will We Treat the Holy Spirit?
 Matthew 12:32
December 27
Will America Fall?   
Isaiah 64:6
December 28
God's Word for Everyday     
Isaiah 41:10
December 29
Life's Highway
Isaiah 30:20-21
December 30
The Journey of Life
Psalm 23
December 31
Count Your Blessings
Philippians 4:1


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Below is the full curriculum to obtain the Certificate in Ministry from the J. Harold Smith Bible Institute & Pastoral Training (Fall 2015- Spring 2018)


1. Hermeneutics: The Bible in My Hands (August 18-October 6, 2015) 


     • The Bible in My Hands is a foundational course to help the student understand the basics and foundation of the Bible.  The course will address the doctrinal, historical, and literary nature of the Bible and other general questions involved in reading the Bible with understanding. The course also deals with the inspiration, authority, purpose, and message of the Bible along with some basic principles of biblical interpretation and application. 


2. Missions and Evangelism (October 20-December 8, 2015) 


     • Missions and Evangelism reinforces the great commission to be witnesses at home and abroad.  The Missions section looks at historical and contemporary mission endeavors with practical instruction on how to get involved in missions and to help lead others to get involved in missions.  The Evangelism section is a study of the biblical basis for evangelism and how to witness including practical application for including the church in evangelism and a program for personal witnessing. 


3. Biblical Preaching Survey (January 12 – March 1, 2016) 


     • Biblical Preaching Survey is designed to prepare the student with the basics of Biblical Preaching and Sermon Preparation.  Careful attention will be given to the role of preaching and the preacher, the scope and purpose of the sermon, and how to organize and deliver a sermon.  Practical instruction will also be given on how to plan one’s preaching from week to week and how to develop clear messages that engage the listener for any occasion.  


4. Biblical Preaching Practicum (March 15 – May 3, 2016) 


     • Biblical Preaching Practicum puts into practice what was taught in Biblical Preaching Survey.  A review of the elements of preaching will be given and then the student will put those elements into action in the classroom.  


5. Survey of Christian Doctrines (August 16 – October 4, 2016) 


     • Survey of Christian Doctrines gives an overview of the 7 Key Doctrines of the Bible (Theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Angelology, Demonology, and Eschatology).   


6. History of the Church (October 18 – December 6, 2016) 


     • History of the Church will be a study of the history of Christianity from New Testament times until today. The course focuses on the great movements and heresies in Christian history as well as other factors that have influenced Christianity. 


7. Pastoral Studies 1 (January 10 – February 28, 2017) 


     • Pastoral Studies 1 will give general instruction surrounding the practical work of the Pastor.  Topics that will be covered:  Death and dying issues, Hospital visitation, baptism, Lord’s Supper, marriage counseling, time and family management. 


8. Pastoral Studies 2 (March 14 – May 2, 2017) 


     • Pastoral Studies 2 will give general instruction surrounding pastoring a church.  Topics that will be covered:  Church leadership and administration; Conflict resolution, dealing with the business of the church, working with volunteers, practicing servant leadership, Counseling, comforting, and worship leadership. 


9. New Testament Survey 1 (August 15 – October 3, 2017) 


     • As survey of the Gospels with specific emphasis on the Person and work of Jesus Christ. 


10. New Testament Survey 2 (October 17 – December 5, 2017) 


     • A survey of the book of Acts and other New Testament books in their relation to the history of the church; a practical application for the contemporary church; and the discipleship of the believer. 


11. Old Testament Survey (January 9 – February 27, 2018) 


     • A general overview of the Old Testament scriptures so that the student will be able to have a working knowledge of the historical timeline of the OT books and a clear understanding as to the importance of their relation to preparing the way for the New Testament. 


12.Old Testament and Jewish Traditions (March 13 – May 1, 2018) 


     • A look at the importance of the OT Jewish Traditions on the church today.  The Old Testament Jewish culture with its feasts and its understanding of Scriptures is extremely important for the modern learner of the Bible.  The land of the Jews with its topography, along with the customs and its challenges will also be examined.