B. H. Carroll Theological Institute

The Petrine Epistles

With Dr. Sharon Gresham

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm CDT

August 11-September 29, 2021

Three times he denied he knew the Christ. Three times the Christ restored him. Peter was a simple fisherman made into a fisher of men. Bold, headstrong, and sometimes rash, Peter was also shaped by Jesus into the leader of the Apostles, performing miracles and establishing the pattern of the early church’s preaching. Peter left an enduring legacy of commitment to Christ in his letters to the church of God. Find out more about the theological viewpoint of this Galilean fisherman turned church leader with Dr. Sharon Gresham as she explores the Petrine Epistles, 1 and 2 Peter.

Competencies

  • To engage reading strategies in the use of Scripture appropriate to individual and corporate practices of Peter’s, and include Jude’s teachings with 2 Peter, to demonstrate deeper appreciation of Christian values that enhance personal growth, critical awareness, and lifelong learning.
  • To lay a Biblical foundation for the student’s task of integrating faith and learning with the ability to interpret diverse portions of the biblical canon in terms of the whole of Scripture, seeking unity between the two testaments, so that the Bible may function properly in theological reflection and worship by the church.
  • To appropriate the historic witness of the Old Testament, New Testament, and other literatures, in their ancient settings by adequate study of the literature, history, and culture of the Bible and the letters of Peter and Jude.
  • To expound the meaning of biblical texts using proper methods and principles of exegesis informed by historic Christian practice and responsive to current needs.
  • To interpret diverse portions of the biblical canon in terms of the whole of Scripture, seeking unity between the two testaments so that the Bible, and the letters of John in particular, may function properly in theological reflection and worship by the church.
  • To lay a Biblical foundation for the student’s task of integrating faith and learning to communicate biblical truth through preaching, teaching, writing, and personal witness, or through music, worship, and other appropriate modes.

Goals

The goals of this course aspire to enable students to connect with the Lord Jesus in deeper ways, develop in Christlikeness, and mature in ministry.

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