Anger

The following material is closely related to the book "Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem," by Robert D. Jones. To read Pastor Gary's review of this book click here. To order the book click here. Teacher's Manual Student's Workbook PowerPoint...

Kid’s Club (Grades 4-6)

Kid's Club is a time of Bible study, Bible verse memorization, fun, and fellowship for children that takes place on Wednesday nights at Southern View Chapel.  The children are given a Bible lessons workbook (offered below) that takes them through the Bible over the course of three years.  An emphasis is put on teaching the children how to work on their relationships with each other in a biblical manner. There are two sets of books for this curriculum, the books below are intended for those children in fourth through sixth grade.Book ABook BBook C...

Kid’s Club (Grades 1-3)

Kid's Club is a time of Bible study, Bible verse memorization, fun, and fellowship for children that takes place on Wednesday nights at Southern View Chapel.  The children are given a Bible lessons workbook (offered below) that takes them through the Bible over the course of three years.  An emphasis is put on teaching the children how to work on their relationships with each other in a biblical manner. There are two sets of books for this curriculum, the books below are intended for those children in first through third grade.Book ABook BBook C...

Theology Proper

By definition theology is the study of God, but normally we use the word to speak of all biblical truths or doctrines. Theology Proper is a term used to describe the study of God Himself. As A. W. Tozer wrote: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” In this booklet we will briefly investigate unbiblical ideas about the existence of God and then turn to the scriptural teachings which detail His nature and attributes. Trinitarianism, including historic denials of the doctrine of the Trinity, will be considered, as will the unity and diversity within the Godhead. The important issue of creation will be examined, and a careful examination of the tension surrounding the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of mankind.Teacher TextbookStudent TextbookHandoutsPowerPoint...

Soteriology

A consistent theme in Scripture, from humanity’s corruption at the fall in Genesis chapter three to the final chapter in Revelation, is mankind’s need for deliverance from sin. Since the human race is hopelessly lost in sin what needed to be done to secure its rescue? Soteriology is the study of God’s provision to bring salvation to sinners who deserve nothing but judgment and hell. Themes covered in this study will include substitution, redemption, propitiation, reconciliation, justification, sanctification, adoption, regeneration and much more. In addition an analysis of the Lordship/Free Grace debate is included.TextbookPowerPoint...

Pneumatology

The Holy Spirit has been referred to as the "silent member" of the Trinity. His primary tasks are to minister on behalf of the Father and Son (John 14:16; 16:17) and to magnify Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit was often neglected in the early church (post-apostolic) as the Church Fathers hammered out their understanding of more pressing issues such as the person and work of Christ. In the twentieth century, due largely to the emergence of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, a thorough biblical explanation of the Holy Spirit and His ministry became necessary. As a result, the Scriptural teachings related to the Holy Spirit are far better understood than in the past by Christians willing to do careful study. The resources below will guide you through a theologically sound explanation of who the Holy Spirit is and what He does.Teacher TextbookStudent TextbookHandoutsChart (Ministries of the Holy Spirit)PowerPoint...

Eschatology

Eschatology simply means the study of the end times. This is one of the most intriguing and discussed topics in the Bible, and church history has been greatly effected by how Christian leaders have understood the prophetic Scripture. Sadly, many have greatly misunderstood what God actually says about these things and so have often misstepped. Rightly dividing the Word is the key.What will happen to this world? What will happen to humanity, to me? Does God have a plan? Does He actually give a clear answer? How can I know for certain what is to come? These resources will shed light on a subject that many are afraid to consider - the End Times.Teacher TextbookStudent TextbookPowerPoint...

Ecclesiology

Many people face a great deal of confusion about the church. Some have not had parental examples of church involvement. Others have recently been saved and are wondering how they should participate in the ministries of the church, or why the church is even necessary. Even those who have grown up in a particular local church have heard comments about church differences and divisions. What exactly is the New Testament church, why does the church exist, what is its function, and what roles are individual believers to play in the church, the ecclesia, the “body of Christ?” We will discover that the church is distinct from Israel and is comprised of God’s people, from the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts chapter two until the rapture of the church prior to the Tribulation.TextbookPowerPoint...

Christology

The person and work of Jesus Christ is central to Christianity. It is vital that we understand that He is eternally the Second Person of the Trinity who, at the incarnation, took on humanity that he might live, die and resurrect from the dead in order that we might be saved from sin. He has now ascended to the right hand of the Father but will return in the future to defeat all who defy Him and to reign on earth over all people. Ultimately He will usher the human race into the eternal state.TextbookPowerPoint...

Bibliology

Perhaps the most important issue facing the church today is the matter of authority. Who or what has the right, the authority, to determine what we believe and how we are to live? The answer to that question, not so very long ago, was quite uncomplicated - at least to evangelical Christians.The Word of God has the final authority over all areas of faith and practice. One of battle cries Reformation was "sola Scriptura," Scripture alone. This simply meant that the ultimate basis of authority and truth was Scripture. This short study is designed to enhance the understanding of God's Word and encourage confidence in its truth and authority.Teacher TextbookStudent TextbookPowerPoint...

Anthropology

Only humanity, of all God’s creation, is made in His image. Originally created as God’s sinless representatives to tend and care for the earth and to walk in fellowship with the Lord, Adam and Eve soon rebelled against their Creator and marred the image of God. As God promised, they died spiritually and soon died physically, plunging the human race into sin. Anthropology examines what Scripture teaches about the nature of mankind today, the impact of sin upon that nature, and the distinction between the material and immaterial aspects of man’s being.Teacher TextbookStudent TextbookPowerPoint...

Angelology

Angels have long fascinated people. Stories, legends, and myths concerning angels abound, often even within Christianity, but everything we know with certainty about angels is found in the Bible. Angelology is the study of what the Scriptures reveal about angels, and there is much. A subcategory of the doctrine of angels is that of demons, or fallen angels, including Satan himself. In recent times the Spiritual Warfare Movement has perpetuated many fanciful and imaginary ideas about demons that are largely based on experience, not the Word of God. These errant teachings are identified and challenged by Scripture and the biblical teaching on demons provided.TextbookPowerPoint...

New Testament Survey

The New Testament Scriptures contain 27 individual books written by eight inspired authors (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James, Peter, Jude and the author of Hebrews). The first four books chronicle the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and are termed Gospels. Acts provides the early history of the church, while the 21 epistles are the inscripturated teachings of the Holy Spirit inspired apostles. The New Testament closes with the book of Revelation which primarily outlines prophetic events yet to be fulfilled. It is to the New Testament that we turn for the majority of church age truth. Each book should be studied in depth, but by surveying all the collection we get a “bird’s eye” view of the Lord’s great plan of redemption.Teacher NotebookStudent WorkbookPowerPoint Part 1 (Matthew-2 Corinthians)PowerPoint Part 2 (Galatians-Philemon)PowerPoint Part 3 (Hebrews-Revelation)...

Old Testament Survey

The Old Testament Scriptures contain 39 separate books written over a period of about a thousand years (1500-400 BC) by some 25 to 30 different authors. While each of these writings is important to study individually, there is great value in overviewing the entire collection, looking both for the unique contribution of each book and yet observing consistent themes that run throughout. These themes include the holiness, love and sovereignty of God, the defiance of sinful humanity, and the joy of obedience. The church has recognized a four-fold arrangement of the Old Testament: The Law (Genesis-Deuteronomy), History (Joshua-Esther), Poetry (Job-Song of Solomon) and Prophecy, with the Major Prophets being Isaiah through Daniel and the Minor Prophets being Hosea through Malachi.Teacher NotebookStudent WorkbookPowerPoint Part 1 (Genesis-Deuteronomy)PowerPoint Part 2 (Joshua-Esther)PowerPoint Part 3 (Job-Song of Solomon)PowerPoint Part 4 (Isaiah-Daniel)PowerPoint Part 5 (Hosea-Malachi)...