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Cornerstone Bible College Stanleytown, VA

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

 

PT-111 Homiletics

This course teaches the student how to build a format for lessons or sermons. It also teaches using the context as the structure of the lesson.

PT-112 Hermeneutics

This course presents the correct way to interpret the Bible and all the different ways to apply the text.

GE-113 Canon of the Bible

This course provides the student with the two streams of manuscript evidence to prove which Bible is from the correct text.

BI-114 Epistles of John

This course is a verse by verse commentary of the Epistles of I John and is presented in outline form so the student can grasp the context.

BI-121 Epistles of John II

This course builds upon the 1st Epistle of John and is a verse by verse commentary using word studies to enhance the interpretation of II and III John.

BI-122 Ephesians

This course magnifies the work of the Spirit in developing the Christian in this Epistle, breaking down this book into the Wealth, the Walk, and the Warfare of the believer.

GE-123 Bible Manners and Customs

This course covers nearly a thousand customs of the Old and New Testaments giving the student an insight into correctly interpreting the Scripture in their Old and New Testament settings.

BI-124 James I

This course is a commentary on James and the writer applies New Testament principles to Jewish believers who have come out from under the Law.

BI-131 The Tabernacle

This course deals with the typology of Jesus in comparison on the Old Testament Tabernacle. All the offerings, furniture, and priest are representative of him.

BI-132 The Song of Solomon

This course is a verse by verse commentary on the Song of Solomon. It identifies the bride groom as the Lord Jesus Christ and the bride as the church.

BI-133 Old Testament Survey

This course is exactly what the title suggests: a survey, and analysis, and a review of every book in the Old Testament. It merely skims the top of the subject with notes showing the major emphasis of every book.

BI-134 The Brides/Women of the Bible

This course deals with the saved women of the Bible. Every saved woman in the Bible is a type or representative of the Church, the Bride of Christ.

TH-131 The Spirit World

This course explains the world of demons and angels. The conflict between God and the demonic hosts of Satan will be ongoing until the end of the age. Also, the angels are a benefit to both Christian and the Church.

BI-142 James II

This course is a continuation of the study of James and the writer applies New Testament principles to Jewish believers who have come out from under the Law.

BI-143 I Peter

This course deals with the end time apostasy that the Church will have to deal with in propagating the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

BI-144 New Testament Survey

This course is exactly what the title suggests: a survey, an analysis, and a review of every book in the New Testament. It merely skims the top of the subject with notes showing the major emphasis of every book.

PT-211 Hermeneutics II

This course presents the correct way to interpret the Bible and all the different ways to apply the text. It extends the previous course on Hermeneutics.

TH-212 Dispensational Truth I

This course concerns itself with explaining the different test or dispensations that God will allow this world to go through to explain how man left to himself will end in disaster.

BI-213 Spiritual Gifts

This course clarifies the different gifts that a believer possesses after he is saved. This is altogether different from his natural born termperaments.

BI-213 Colossians

This course is a commentary explaining the preeminence of Christ in the church. He is the head of the body, the foundation of the building, and the husband of the bride.

PT-221 Christian Counseling

This course differentiates between secular counseling and Christian counseling. Christian counseling is nouthetic or confronting and admonishing the believer with the Word of God as its basis.

TH-222 Dispensational Truth II

This course extends the previous course on Dispensational Truth itself explaining the different tests or dispensations that God will allow this world to go through to explain how man left to himself with end in disaster.

BI-223 Habakkuk

This course is a commentary on Habakkuk, explaining why bad things happen to good people. Many things will not be explained but the believer must trust God explicitly.

BI-224 Hebrews I

This course is a commentary on Hebrews, explaining why Christ is better than the Law. All of the Old Testament truths are nothing to be compared to what the believer has in Christ. They key word is “better”.

GE-231 Speech

This course covers the fundamentals of presenting a sermon, speech, or lesson with all the aspects of expression, presentation, manners, and voice.

BI-232 Hebrews II

This course is a continuation of the commentary on Hebrews, explaining why Christ is better than the Law. All of the Old Testament truths are nothing to be compared to what the believer has in Christ. The key word is “better.”

BI-223 James III

This course is a continuation of the commentary on James and the writer applies New Testament principles to Jewish believers who have come out from under the Law.

BI-234 Judges

This is a study of the 13 Judges and the period they served Israel. There is a pattern of rebellion, retribution, and a return to God throughout this book.

GE-241 Revival

This is an analysis of Revivals in the Bible and in Church history. It also contains the ingredient of those revivals and how we can apply them today.

BI-242 Leviticus

This course is an examination of the feasts and offerings and how they apply typically to the Church.

TH-243 The Blood

This course is a detailed study of the doctrine of the blood showing that it is more than just a payment but an unconditional covenant between God and His people

BI-244 I Thessalonians

This course is a commentary dealing primarily with living in light of the Second Coming of Christ as the focus.

GE-311 English I

This course deals with the basic parts of grammar.

TH-312 Systematic Theology

This course covers the different attributes of God showing that He is holy in His essence and therefore His attributes are unchanging.

BI-313 I Timothy

This course describes the order of the church. God is a God of order and everything He creates has an order and discipline.

BI-314 Philippians

This course expounds how the believer can have joy in the midst of trials and troubles.

TH-321 Christology

This course elucidates the works of Christ and how they apply to the believer.

GE-322 English II

This course extends the aspect of the different parts of grammar.

BI-323 Proverbs

This course chooses twelve different Proverbs and applies them to the life of the believer.

TH-324 Bible Doctrines I

This course delineates the important doctrines of the Bible and provides a foundation for the new believer.

TH-331 Bible Doctrines II

This course further defines the important doctrines of the Bible and provides a foundation for the new believer.

GE-332 American History

This course takes the information about the history of America and shows how God works in the affairs of men and nations.

BI-333 Acts I

This course is really the “Acts” of the Holy Spirit in the transitional period of the book of Acts. It reveals how the New Testament Church is supposed to operate.

BI-334 Isaiah

This course chooses twelve major passages in the book of Isaiah and applies them to the faith of the believer.

GE-341 Evolution vs. Scientific Creationism

This course is a rebuttal to evolution by showing Biblical and Scientific information to confirm the doctrine of Biblical Creationism.

BI-342 Acts II

This course is really the “Acts” of the Holy Spirit in the transitional period of the book of Acts. It reveals how the New Testament Church is supposed to operate.

BI-343 Genesis

This course chooses twelve major themes out of the book of Genesis and reveals how God worked in an unfolding revelation of Himself to these men in Genesis.

BI-344 Revelation I

This course is a commentary explaining the Church age, the Tribulation, the Millennium, and the Eternal State.

 PT-411 Personal Evangelism

This course examines the importance of the Great Commission and provides steps to develop an effective soul winning plan for the believer. The lessons promote awareness of the need of soul winning and seeks to motivate Christians to be active in witnessing.

BI-412 Revelation II

This course continues commentary explaining the Church age, the Tribulation, the Millennium, and the Eternal state.

BI-413 Daniel

An exposition of the Old Testament prophecies of Daniel compared with the content of the New Testament book of Revelation.

GE-414 English III

Twelve lessons which give instruction on English Composition. This course is helpful for those students preparing for dissertation requirements.

PT-421 Marriage and Divorce

A study of the Biblical principles of marriage and divorce. The course deals specifically with the law of Moses and the teaching of Christ and Paul. Special attention is given to the marital qualifications of a bishop as portrayed in Paul’s letter to Timothy.

BI-422 Revelation III

An exposition of the Revelation of Jesus Christ as penned by John the Beloved. This course covers chapters 15 through 22 discussing the events surrounding the Great Tribulation and the new heavens and new earth.

BI-423 Ecclesiastes

This course selects twelve perspectives of King Solomon concerning earthly life and the vanities of it.

BI-424 Romans I

An exposition of the New Testament book of Romans written by the Apostle Paul. The course covers chapters 1 through 5. Included are Paul’s thoughts concerning the nation of Israel, the depravity of sinners and the doctrine of justification.

PT-431 Cults

An overview of nine cult movements defining the error of their teaching. The course also gives distinctive traits of cults allowing the believer to quickly identify groups who promote doctrine contrary to sound doctrine.

TH-432 Prayer

This course looks into the importance of prayer, the practice of it and offers examples of great people of prayer in the Bible.

BI-433 Galatians

The coursework focuses on Paul’s instruction to the church of Galatia regarding spiritual liberty in Christ. The lesson offers a contrast between living under the Law and experiencing freedom of conscience.

BI-434 Romans II

An exposition of the New Testament book of Romans written by the Apostle Paul. The course covers chapters 6 through 10. Included are Paul’s thoughts concerning sanctification, the struggle of the Sprit and flesh, eternal security, Israel’s election and human responsibility.

PT-441 Pastoral Administration

This course gives instruction on basic administration within the local church including meetings, appointment of officers, and the organization of a new church, church finances and miscellaneous duties.

BI-442 II Timothy

An exposition of the second New Testament epistle of Paul to Timothy concerning his position as a soldier of Jesus Christ in standing against the apostasy of the last days.

TH-443 The Second Coming

This course contains lessons relating to the Second Coming of Christ. The lesson includes the signs of Christ’s coming, the characteristics of the last days and expectations all believers should have.

BI-444 Romans III

An exposition of the New Testament book of Romans written by the Apostle Paul. The course covers chapters 11 through 16. Included are Paul’s thoughts concerning the nation of Israel, church unity, responsible Christian living.

BI-511 Great Men of the Bible I

A review of twelve great men of the Bible looking into their failures and successes. The coursework attempts to link the significance of these men to Jesus Christ, Christian living, doctrine, typology and prophecy.

BI-512 Job

Selected passages which offer an overview of the life, suffering and deliverance of the Old Testament patriarch, Job.

PT-513 Pastoral Problems

This course looks into the major causes of conflict within the local church. Advice is given on how to identify and resolve problem issues. Special attention is given on how to avoid conflicts that can potentially divide the body of Christ.

PT-514 Lesson Development

This course offers practical instruction to teachers on principles of effective study and development of Bible lessons. The course is designed to assist both teachers and preachers.

BI-521 The Doctrine of the Church

An examination of the nature and origin of the church of Jesus Christ. The teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles are expounded to explain the purpose and work of the church concerning its leaders, ordinances, and evangelization of sinners.

BI-522 Parables

A study of selected parables of Jesus Christ that are recorded in the New Testament. Each parable is studied in light of its context and spiritual application is made for the believer’s life in Christ.

BI-523 I Corinthians I

An exposition of the epistle of Paul to the Corinthian believers focusing on chapters 1 through 9. The lesson contains Paul’s stern rebuke of the carnality of the church and its remedy.

PT-524 Missions

Practical instruction designed to introduce students to basic principles of New Testament missions including the call of the Great Commission, deputation, Mission Boards, establishing churches, and life on the mission field.

BI-531 I Corinthians II

An exposition of the epistle of Paul written to the Corinthian believers focusing on chapters 10 through 16. The lesson provides a verse by verse study of the important doctrines neglected by the church.

BI-532 Psalm I

A study of various Psalms ranging between Psalm 1 and Psalm 50 discussing the author, time and circumstances surrounding the passage. Each study offers practical application to the life of the believer.

PT-533 The Christian Home

Twelve lesson teaching on many important aspect of what a Christian home should be. Ranging from parental leadership, marital unity and child training the context provides vital information for parents and spouses.

BI-534 Great Men of the Bible II

A review of twelve great men of the Bible looking into their failures and successes. The coursework attempts to link the significance of these men to Jesus Christ, Christian living, doctrine, typology and prophecy.

PT-541 Music Ministry

This course discusses the purpose, theory and history of Biblical music focusing on the art of song leadership within the local church.

BI-542 Psalms II

A study of various Psalms ranging between Psalm 51 and Psalm 100 discussing the author, time and circumstances surrounding the passage. Each study offers practical application to the life of the believer.

GE-543 Christian Psychology

An analysis of the four dominant personality types and how they relate to the Christian life. The course examines the lives of Bible characters which fit each personality type and show how God develops our personality traits through the power of the Holy Spirit.

PT-544 Biblical Leadership

Instruction on leadership by reviewing the lives of Bible characters and examines core principles which define and develop leadership qualities in individuals.

PT-611 Christian Character

A discussion on the necessity and development of Christian Character. The lessons focus mainly on the Apostles Peter’s discourse of things which should be added to the Christian faith.

BI-612 Nehemiah

A study of the traits of revival in the church by comparing the life and deeds of Nehemiah from the Old Testament as he attempted to rebuild the walls and gates of Jerusalem after the destruction of Nebuchadnezzar.

PT-613 Discipleship

An examination of the principles of discipleship taught and displayed by the Lord Jesus Christ in His ministry as recorded in the New Testament.

BI-614 Psalm III

A study of various Psalms ranging between Psalm 101 and Psalm 160 discussing the author, time and circumstances surrounding the passage. Each study offers practical application to the life of the believer.

GE-621 Jewish History I

A review of the Jewish nation’s history form the Call of Abraham to the Return of the Jews. The lesson focuses on the various leaders in Israel’s history and also reveals implications of prophecies from the Old Testament predicting specific events and personalities.

GE-622 Biblical Finances

An overview of Biblical Finances working with the principles taught by author Dave Ramsey. This course offers important information on the management of money in order to help the believer position himself to develop financial stability.

BI-623 II Corinthians I

An exposition of the New Testament book of II Corinthians chapters 1 through 7 focusing on Paul’s defense of his apostleship and characteristics which define an effective ministry.

PT-624 Speed Reading and Memory

This course works examines basic principles to develop and enhance the reading and memory retention of the student. The course is divided into two sections. The first section outlines techniques for memory development and is followed with instruction for increasing one’s rate of reading.

BI-631 II Corinthians II

An exposition of the New Testament book of II Corinthians chapters 8 through 13 including Paul’s instructions to the church concerning missions and a defense of his apostleship.

GE-632 Jewish History II

A review of the Jewish nation’s history from the time of Christ until the present showing implications of prophecies from the Old and New Testament predicting specific events and personalities.

BI-633 Jude

A verse by verse study of the New Testament book of Jude. The course defines apostasy and measures true believers must take in their attempt to contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints.

BI-634 Joshua

An exposition of the Old Testament book of Joshua which compares the conquest of Canaan with the spirit-filled life of the believer.

GE-641 Baptist History

A review of the history and doctrine various believers groups which help to true New Testament Bible teaching beginning with the disciples of John and concluding with 20th century Baptists.

PT-642 Church Covenant

An explanation of the articles found within the church covenant outlining the characteristics which should accompany the salvation and faithfulness of church members.

BI-643 Baptist Distinctives

A declaration of the major distinctive of Baptist doctrine which have been held throughout the centuries from the time of Christ by true believers.

BI-644 The Temple

An overview of the location, history and structure of the Old Testament temple including a study of the offerings and feasts and their symbolic meanings.

MUS-105

This course was written by Clint and Donna Kerns. It covers basic music principles, musicianship, song leading and basic music terms.