This course is not a “systematic Theology” or “Philosophical Theology” course designed to provide a comprehensive examination into foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. Rather, it is designed to explore the “underlying themes that are woven all through the Bible’s grand narrative – themes that are foundational pillars of the biblical worldview and therefore also of biblical theology…” – We will examine Monotheism in Genesis 1, and its implication for developing a relevant biblical worldview; Doctrine of Humanity developed in Genesis 2-11; The doctrine of Soteriology arising from Genesis 1-11; The Doctrine of Ecclesiology, development of the purposes and the mission of the church; and the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, its role in creating and directing the church in its mission to the World.
“As the Father has sent me, so send I you.” These powerful and challenging words from the Lord Jesus Christ are filled with momentous and eternal implication. The Father sent the Lord Jesus Christ, filled with grace and truth, to seek and to save that which was lost. The risen Lord Jesus Christ calls us to be filled with grace and truth, and in turn for us to seek to save that which is lost, to lead people to saving faith in the finished work of Christ, and to disciple them in a way that leads to kingdom living in a fallen world. How is this incredible mission accomplished through our lives? This course seeks to equip you as a follower of Christ to cultivate the spiritual disciplines that will enable you to accomplish the mission of Christ – intentional disciple making.
This is faculty development materials presented by Moodle in an open MOOC.