Christian Theology I
Every Sunday until March 20, 2022
9:00am – 10:00amCategory: Discipleship Class
A Survey of Christian Theology
Theology? I don’t see the need for that.
Isn’t that for seminary students, Pastor Melvin, or the elders?
All I need is the Bible.
If these objections sound familiar, then this class is for you. Theology at its core is knowledge of God. Theology isn’t just for students and pastors because everyone is a theologian. Everyone has their view of God, the Bible, Jesus, salvation, and heaven, among others. The question is if we are good theologians, rightly handling the word of God.
Theology is necessary and relevant because it’s the “word about God” based on the “word of God.” Theology is getting to know God by understanding what the Scriptures tells us about Him, about us, about our sin problem and what He’s done about it, and His plans for the future. Knowledge about Him leads to the proper worship of Him. In other words, theology leads to doxology.
This 11-week class, facilitated by Carl Schiefer, will introduce us to theology because if understanding Scripture is important and relevant, then theology is important and relevant. The class will use R.C. Sproul’s Everyone’s A Theologian book and study guide.
Topics that will be covered in Christian Theology 1 include the following:
- The Scope & Purpose of Theology
- The Inspiration & Authority of Scripture
- Knowledge of God
- God’s Attributes
- The Creation of Man
- Transmission of Sin