These are courses at the Seminary level. These are graduate level courses. This implies that students hold an undergraduate degree. These courses are semester long (generally 12 weeks) courses.

This course is designed to provide a study of pertinent biblical teaching on subjects of current interest, debate, and discussion in the society at large and in the Church specifically.  There are multitudinous issues that are currently being instituted and inserted into the Culture of Society (both national and international) that are of great and direct concern for Christians and the Church.  Many practices and even laws that are becoming or have become part of the fabric of our society are of deep concern and even direct violation of the biblical teachings.  This course will analyze and critique some of the major societal issues and trends of our day from a biblical perspective.  Such things as the LGBTQ+ question, Same-Sex Marriage, New Age Doctrine, Emergent Church Theology, Evangelical “Bible-Bashing”, Christian Response to Illegal Immigration, the Christian Palestinian Movement and the State of Israel, the City of Jerusalem, and several other current issues and concerns will be addressed.  A secondary goal for the class is to teach (by example) Christians how to biblically evaluate cultural phenomena and develop their own personal convictions regarding these kinds of difficult questions.

This NPBS course is designed to provide an understanding of the biblical teaching of Christian life in this Dispensation – the Age of Grace/Church Age/Interim Age. Our Lord Jesus introduced this Age (period-of-time) immediately after the Nation of Israel formally rejected Him and His Kingdom (Matthew 12). Thus, the Messianic Kingdom was postponed, and we have this “Interim Age”. Matthew 13 records the eight parables that Our Lord gave describing and characterizing this Age. This course will cover the full range of biblical teaching on what is involved in Christian living in this Age including the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual warfare, the importance of God’s Word, prayer, and Christian fellowship.

In Galatians 1:8 the Apostle Paul issued an incredibly sobering and formal condemnation upon anyone (he even included ‘Angels’) who preaches any other gospel than the one he and his Apostolic band preached.  But ever since he wrote those words, throughout the ages of Church History that very gospel has been horribly distorted and hotly debated.  That remains true to this very day.  Today the definition of the Gospel continues to be the most important question facing the Church of Jesus Christ.  This course will seek to clarify what the Bible says is the Gospel – The Good News of Jesus, The Christ.

Do you have trouble understanding the Book of Revelation? A captivating study of future events as portrayed in the greatest book of prophecy including the rapture, great tribulation, millennium, Great White Throne Judgment, and the new heaven and earth. While the course is being taught at NPBS as part of the seminary curriculum, it will be taught in such way that Christians with a high school level education will be able to understand the content and greatly benefit from the class. This course takes a pre-tribulation and pre-millennial viewpoint. Remote access to the class is available. 

This course is a continuation of Greek 1.

This course provides introductory study of Greek. It includes basic Greek structures, vocabulary, and simple verbs.

This class is NOT a “Preaching Laboratory” class wherein the primary focus of the class is on students preparing, delivering, and critiquing sermons given by other students. This is a class of the theory and theology of Preaching and Teaching the Bible. There will be some focus later on in the class on how to prepare a biblical sermon or a lesson on a passage from the Bible. But there will NOT be any delivery of sermons or teaching of any lessons required of the students in this class. There will be requirements of working in/with passages of Scripture to do the foundational work of exposition (with discussion of exegetical capacities available with the TOOLS that are available to us with LOGOS BIBLE SOFTWARE), determination of main idea and structural development of the passage (subject/complement), and then taking that material and preparing a ‘preachable/teachable’ outline for a sermon/lesson.

This course will involve a detailed examination from the Reformation (1517) to the present age. The discussion will also include modern ideologies, secularism, humanism, and the rise of Islam as a world terrorist threat.