This Bible correspondence course by John Hurt offers eight lessons that gives an overview of the Bible, acceptable worship, and what one must do to be a Christian. This is a excellent starting place for those who are just beginning to investigate the Bible.
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Lesson One - The Old Testament
With this lesson you are beginning a study of the greatest book ever to be delivered into human hands. The Bible is the book of books and has done more to change the course of human events than any book ever printed. This course takes the student from Genesis (creation) all the way to Malachi (Post-exile). The student is also introduced to the basic timeline of Old Testament history.
Lesson Two - The New Testament
This study begins with the second and final great division of the Bible, the New Testament. This study gracefully picks up after the first course and introduces the reader to the Gospels and the Epistles. Also in this study is an in-depth explanation of the inspired writers of the New Testament as well as a discussion about Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in the time of Christ.
Lesson Three - Rightly Dividing The Word
This lesson covers what it means to study the Bible. This lesson talks about the purposes of the Old and New Testaments. Included in this lesson is a discussion about what the Bible should mean to us today.
Lesson Four - Faith And Works
This lesson introduces the student to the concepts of both faith and works. It covers what a working faith is and also talks about some common misconceptions of faith. This lesson also includes an explanation of the relationship between faith and works.
Lesson Five - Becoming A Christian
This lesson covers what it means to become a Christian. What the Biblical steps of salvation are and each corresponding Biblical example. This lesson also covers and in-depth Biblical discussion of Baptism and what it means to believers today.
Lesson Six - Acceptable Worship
This lesson covers in great detail what is and isn't acceptable worship to God. This lesson cites numerous scriptural examples of what the Bible says about worship. This lesson also includes and in-depth discussion about the five acts of scriptural worship (prayer, preaching, giving, Lord's Supper, and singing).
Lesson Seven - The New Testament Church
This lesson describes the concepts of the New Testament Church. This lesson includes numerous Biblical example of how unity in the early Church was important. The lesson also covers the basic characteristics of the New Testament Church including how it was governed and its lack of human creeds.
Lesson Eight - You Can Be Just A Christian
This lesson covers the roots of the Church and how certain beliefs and creeds have served to confuse people about what the Church is and what it should be.This lesson also covers the basic concepts of "denominationalism" and how it has served as a tool for men to insert their own personal beliefs in the place of what the Bible says about particular spiritual doctrines.