Posts from August 2023

Posts from August 2023

Acts

Some people think the Bible is boring! They have clearly never read Acts. The growth and expansion of the early church as recorded in the book of Acts is nothing less than spectacular. In the space of little more than 30 years the church grew from 120 frightened believers in Jerusalem to tens of thousands of them all over the known world. What were the secrets of their success and what can we learn from them today? Join us on…

Leviticus and Hebrews

“Leviticus used to be the first book that Jewish children studied in the synagogue.   In the modern Church it tends to be the last part of the Bible anyone looks at seriously.” (Gordon Wenham) Similarly, Hebrews doesn’t really connect with many Christians because they don’t understand its Old Testament basis in Leviticus. In this module, EBC’s Principal, Rev John Brand, will open up each of these books, showing how interconnected they are and how indispensable they are to a right…

Eschatology: The Doctrine Of The Last Things

Martin Luther said: “There are only 2 days in my diary – today, and THAT day” (i.e. the day of Jesus’ return). There is no shortage of teaching, viewpoints and theories about the return-of-Christ and the end-of-the-world.  This course will major on the biblical certainties, while acknowledging the different views held by genuine believers. There are two ways to get involved: Please note that fees must be paid at least one term in advance. Registration is essential and can be…

Christian Ethics

Christian Ethics is a study that answers the question, “What does the whole Bible teach us about which acts, attitudes and personal character traits receive God’s approval, and which do not?”  (Wayne Grudem). And if ever there was a day when Christians needed some clear and robust biblical answers to the issues swirling around us, then it is surely these days in which we live. God’s word teaches us how to live as God desires. Christian ethics is the application…

Bible Interpretation (Hermeneutics)

Here are some details of another of the modules which we are running this autumn. Scripture encourages us to “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) That verse teaches us of the need to rightly handle the word of God; meaning, of course, that it is possible and easy to wrongly handle Scripture. There are basic principles of…

Route 66: Bible Overview

Here is a great way to get to know every book of the Bible, and see how it contributes to the storyline of the Bible as a whole. Over 30 Monday evenings, EBC’s Principal, experienced preacher and teacher, John Brand, will guide you through every book, helping you to see its main theme, it’s key verse(s) and its structure. He will also set each individual book in the unfolding revelation of God’s plan and purpose. Held over zoom, you don’t…

Autumn Term at EBC

We’re delighted to be able to go public with our schedule for the autumn term at EBC which begins, God willing, on Monday 25th September. We are continuing to plan for all our classes to be on zoom, because we have learned how to maximise its potential and it also means we can continue to draw in students from, literally, anywhere in the world. Over the next week or so we will post details of each of these subjects, so…