“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)
The Emmanuel Reformed Bible Lectures (ERBL) is a joint project of several like-minded Bible-Presbyterian Churches in Singapore designed to help equip Christians for God’s service through Bible-based, Reformed theological teaching.
MONDAY TO THURSDAY NIGHT LECTURES (January to May 2016)
Biblical Strategies for Victorious Christian Living – Studies in Joshua by Rev Dr Jack Sin, M.Div, D.Min (Pastor of Maranatha Bible-Presbyterian Church)
Monday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (beginning 11 Jan)
The careful study of the Book of Joshua provides rich and relevant insights of the military campaigns to conquer the land of Canaan that God had promised to this people after forty years of their wilderness wanderings. How Israel successfully entered the Promised Land, conquered the inhabitants, and occupied the territory is a matter of great spiritual interest to every Christian who desires to be victorious in his or her Christian life.
This course gives an overview of the many spiritual battles and the divine strategies in which the land was finally possessed by God’s people, overcoming the obstacles and failures in the process and the spiritual lessons associated with it, including its tribal divisions, the cities of refuge and the sterling examples of its leaders, Joshua and Caleb for us to emulate today.
The Book of Joshua has an overriding theological theme of the absolute sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man and how they can be married together. (2 CREDITS)
The Epistle of Hebrews by Rev Ho Chee Lai, M.Div (Associate Pastor of Sharon Bible-Presbyterian Church)
Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (beginning 12 Jan)
This course is a careful study of the Epistle to the Hebrews centering on the person and works of Jesus Christ, the believer’s great High Priest. This study will help us see the supremacy of Christ as Prophet, Priest and Mediator of the new covenant. Special attention in this course will be dedicated to the study of the doctrine of Christ and the new covenant, and the warnings and exhortations to live a life of new faith in God. (2 CREDITS)
Ezra & Nehemiah by Rev Isaac Ong, M.R.E., B.A., Ph.D (candidate) (Pastor of Calvary Bible-Presbyterian Church)
Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (beginning 13 Jan)
Rebellion. Ruin. Return. Renewal. This is the story of the nation of Israel. Their sins called forth God’s righteous judgement, the sacking of Jerusalem, the destruction of the temple, and exile. The history of Israel is also the story of the grace of God. Ezra and Nehemiah give the account of the Jews’ return from exile, and the story of God’s grace. In this course, students will see the sovereign hand of God in the nation of Israel and find assurance even as they deal with their own challenges in life. (2 CREDITS)
Paul And His Writings by Rev Ho Chee Lai, M.Div (Associate Pastor of Sharon Bible-Presbyterian Church)
Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (beginning 14 Jan)
This course is a study on the life and works of the apostle Paul in the Acts of the Apostles. This study includes a survey on his writings from Romans to Philemon, covering the background and theological values in his writing. (2 CREDITS)
The Major & Minor Prophets by Rev Charles Seet, B.Th, M.Div (Pastor of Life Bible-Presbyterian Church)
Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (beginning 14 Jan)
This course is designed to help students develop familiarity with the theme and contents of each of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament. It covers the study of the last 17 books (Isaiah-Malachi) of the Old Testament. (2 CREDITS)
The Work & Life of John Calvin by Rev Isaac Ong, M.R.E., B.A., Ph.D (candidate) (Pastor of Calvary Bible-Presbyterian Church)
Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (beginning 15 Jan)
John Calvin is one of the giants of the 16th century Protestant Reformation. He was only in his twenties when he wrote The Institutes of the Christian Religion. But Calvin’s contributions go beyond just theology and the church. He was more than just a pastor and theologian; Calvin was also a social reformer whose thinking influenced the course of European history. In this course, we study the man and his theology. We will also see how the Christian faith shaped his life and the society in which he lived. (2 CREDITS)
The courses are open to the public. No minimum educational requirement is needed. However those who are interested in working toward a Certificate in Biblical Studies (20 credit hours) must have a minimum of 5 GCE ‘O’ level passes or its equivalent, and attain a minimum Grade Point (GP) of 2.00 for each course.
The REGISTRATION FORM should be completed and submitted with a course fee of $20 per course for audit and $50 for credit to the Life B-P Church Office at 10 Gilstead Road, Singapore 309064. An ‘Early Bird Discount’ of $5 will be given to those who register before 7 December 2015. Cheques should be crossed and made payable to “Life B-P Church.” Please write your name and the words “ERBL fees” on the reverse side of the cheque.
If a course is dropped the fees will be refunded only if the Life B-P Church Office is notified within 14 days of its commencement.
Attendance will be taken at each lecture. Certificates of Attendance will be issued to students who have achieved at least 80% attendance.
For more information please write to [email protected] or call 6594-9397.