Adult Bible Classes

Adult Bible Classes

Curriculum Features
  1. It is the Bible plus nothing.
  2. It is the Bible minus nothing.
  3. It is book-by-book Bible study – no surveys – maximum life-centered application.
  4. It is a carefully planned curriculum.
  5. It is not dependent on some Sunday School publisher’s schedule or subject to a publisher’s slant or weakness, but rather uses the very best helps available from all sources.
  6. Companion books are placed in sequence. For example: Genesis and Matthew, Leviticus and Hebrews, Daniel and Revelation, Job and I Peter.
  7. Where more than one book is studied in the same quarter, the books always have a relationship. For example: I, II, and III John; Jeremiah and Lamentations; Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon; certain Minor Prophets; Judges and Ruth; II Peter and Jude; Colossians and Philemon; Ezra, Nehemiah, etc.
  8. Within each year there is a balance between Old Testament and New Testament book studies.
  9. Attention is given to portions of Scripture that are usually neglected, such as the Pentateuch and the Minor Prophets.
  10. In no instance does the study of one Bible book go beyond the limits of one quarter, so that each quarter the student gets a complete unit of study.
  11. The Pentateuchal and Gospel books are toward the beginning the curriculum, giving teachers and students a foundation on which to build as the curriculum is launched.
  12. Certain books are deliberately placed in the summer quarter because there is some disruption of attendance due to vacations. Consequently, Psalms and Proverbs are in the summer because the lack of continuity in the books lends them to this kind of study. Mark, the easiest of the Gospels, is placed in the summer; John and Romans because they are taught in the Institute; Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon because they are better handled in this framework; I and II Chronicles because the books of Samuel and Kings are in the fall covering parallel material.
  13. There is no curriculum available from any publisher or any other source that is enhanced by all of these features.
  14. The plan delivers us from hobbyhorse riding and various teachers or classes going off on doctrinal binges.
  15. The plan delivers us from people who want to experiment with this or that in our Sunday School while solid teaching of the whole Word of God is woefully neglected.
  16. The plan spares us from the onslaughts of publishing house salesmen who are promoting their new “curricula” as the very best thing invented. Yet we can utilize the very best helps and media aids on any Bible book put out by any publishing house at any time.
  17. This plan adapts well to the level of the teacher and the class. It can be a somewhat elementary study of the Bible book or an exceedingly deep, thorough, and rich study depending upon the competence and maturity of the teacher. Helps are available at a variety of levels.
  18. This plan adapts to the need of the class.
Schedule
Year
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
 
2007-08
Genesis
Building A Foundation for Life
Matthew
Putting Your Life Together
James
A Life Worth Living
Psalms
Songs for Today
 
2008-09
Exodus
How to Deal With Your Past
Luke
Handling Everyday Living
I, II, III John
The Truth About Love
Proverbs
Ancient Truth for Modern Times
 
2009-10
Leviticus
The Solution for Sinfulness
Hebrews
How to Get to Heaven
Isaiah
How to Find Light in the Darkness
Mark
The Secret of a Happy Life
 
2010-11
Numbers
How to Get Guidance from God
Acts
The Amazing Drama of Real Christianity
Jeremiah/Lamentations
John
Who Is the Real Jesus?
 
2011-12
Deuteronomy
Laws for Living
I Corinthians
How to Solve Problems
Ezekiel
The Best is Yet to Come
Romans
The Foundation of Real Faith
 
2012-13
Joshua
How to Achieve Success
II Corinthians
How to Have Money Left Over
Hosea/Joel
The Power of Love
Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon
How to Find Fulfillment
 
2013-14
Judges/Ruth
Overcoming Obstacles
Galatians
Why Heaven Is Free
Amos/Obadiah
The Best is in the Future
I Chronicles
Making a Success of Life
 
2014-15
I Samuel
How to Handle Life
Ephesians
Living Heavenly on Earth
Jonah/Micah
How to Make Good Choices
II Chronicles
How to Thrive in Times of Trouble
 
2015-16
II Samuel
Making Life an Adventure
Philippians
Experiencing Real Joy
Nahum/Habakkuk/ Zephaniah/Haggai
The Certainty of Consequences
II Peter/Jude
Remarkable Truths about the Last Days
 
2016-17
I Kings
Secrets of Prayer
Colossians/Philemon
Heavenly Guidance for Earthly Living
Malachi/Zechariah
How to Finish a Project
Ezra/Nehemiah
How to Start Over
 
2017-18
II Kings
Experiencing Miracles
I, II Thessalonians
Sensational Prophecies
Esther
How to Handle a Crisis
I, II Timothy/Titus
How to Get a Grip on Life
 
2018-19
Daniel
Prophecy for Today
Revelation
Startling Unfulfilled Prophecies
Job
How to Handle a Bad Day
I Peter
The Truth About Trouble
 

America’s Bible Teacher says…”It is excellent – balanced – a vast improvement on the other schedules I have used.”
~Warren W. Wiersbe