Study and Explore the Bible by Taking Free Virtual Classes at Home

Elder Robert L. Matthews Bible Institute

EQUIPPING people for destiny.

Bible Institute Class Dates:

Spring Session:  April 26 to June 7, 2021

Class Information

Students may only register for one class per day for a total of three classes. All classes for the Bible Institute will be held via ZOOM online. Upon registration of classes, all registrants will receive an email with all pertinent call information including telephone numbers, links, and passwords.


How To Study The Bible For Yourself – Part 2

Instructor: R. Kevin Matthews

You will learn to study the Bible for yourself book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. In addition to performing word studies in Hebrew and Greek, you will discover methods of reading, interpreting and memorizing the scriptures in the Bible. You will become proficient in using biblical tools such as Strong’s Concordance, Vine’s Dictionary, Bible Commentaries, and much more. You will (1) Be motivated to enhance your biblical knowledge through daily devotional reading; (2) Comprehend the importance and difference between the Old and New Testament and (3) Understand facts concerning the origin of the whole Bible.


Five-Fold Ministry (Class not offered this semester)

Instructor: Brenda Jordan

The class is a comprehensive study of the five-fold ministry. In this course you will learn the purpose and the function of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. This class will also help you to understand that not everyone is called to the five-fold ministry; however, everyone has been given a special gift to do ministry within the Body of Christ.


God’s Plan For Your Life: Vision & Destiny

Instructor: Max Manning

This life-changing class will help you to discover who you are as God’s creation and His vision for your life. In this course, you will discover your spiritual gift assignment, understand your temperament and develop your personal vision statement, mission, goals and your life plan. You will also learn how to use your spiritual gifts and temperament for effective service in life and in ministry.


The Book Of Ephesians

Instructor: Sylvia McMorris

This is an in-depth study of Ephesians with attention to doctrinal truths about the church and practical teaching for Christian living. Students will gain a greater knowledge of this book as well as what it teaches about Christ’s church, foster a heightened appreciation of the privilege of being added to the Lord’s church and be exhorted to live lives which benefit the name Christian.


New Testament Overview (Class not offered this semester)

Instructor: Shuwanda Williams

The purpose of the New Testament Survey is to introduce you to a basic understanding and lead you to an inquiring study of the New Testament. You will be learning information about the social, historical, cultural, and religious backgrounds of the early church. Since this course is an introductory course, our survey review of each area will be limited; however, you will be acquiring confidence in your ability to understand and think theologically about the New Testament and its continuing importance for the modern Christian Church. You will understand how the scriptural foundations found in the New Testament can serve as a resource for you to live out the abundant life God has so ordained. If you are new Christian, it will give you an appetite to study the Word with more diligence. For those experienced in the faith, it will open up new truths to keep you growing in your Christian faith. Wherever you are in your Christian development, the class will meet you at your point of need.


Believing God When Tempted to Doubt

Instructor: David Perry

You will learn how to develop an active faith – a faith that gets results.  You will discover methods of overcoming the visible world that presses in from all sides, demanding our attention.  You will become proficient in how to receive and release your faith based on biblical principles.  Faith is the currency of Heaven. You will:

  • Learn that God desires to overcome our limits with His limitless ability;
  • Come to know that what we believe determines what we are able to receive;
  • Understand the creative power of the Spoken Word in our mouth;
  • Learn the Language of Faith;
  • Understand our uniqueness and how to increase the measure of faith prescribed to us; and
  • Learn to be spiritually conscious of your foundation and focus.


Catechism: The Journey of God’s Purpose and Plan

Instructor: Kaletus McCain

In this class we will discuss the fundamental Christian truths formulated in a way that will increase your understanding of the Bible, biblical sacraments and sacred traditions. We will explore the lives of the saints and explain how they serve as our guide to live as God intended us. Also we will explore the principles of the Christian religion in the form of questions and answers and explore both a knowledge of the scriptures and its doctrines so that you will understand what we believe, why we believe and where it is taught in The Word. Overall, the goal of this class is to discuss our faith so that you may be firmly grounded in God our Father and in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Rejecting Distraction While Building Godly Character

Instructor: Lynne Marie Williams

This class is designed to help you (the participants) develop a more intimate relationship with God and developing His character. This class is also designed to help you identify with those Godly (and un-Godly) characteristics that influence your thoughts, your behaviors and your emotions.


Grow Spiritual Fruit to Avoid Entanglements

Instructor: Percy Wiggins

This course is designed to help students conduct an in depth study to gain knowledge and a practical understanding of the biblical foundation for how God works in them as individuals through the ministry of the Holy Spirit to grow an abundance of fruitfulness in their lives. By the conclusion of this course, students will have learned: · How they can bear spiritual fruit in their lives according to the Bible; · How to identify the nine fruit of the Holy Spirit as identified in Galatians 5:22-23; and · The biblical principles for how to cooperate with God’s divine intervention in their individual lives so that they can personally experience an abundance of spiritual fruitfulness.


Old Testament Overview – Part 3

Instructor: Leo Jacobs

These discussions will provide a bird’s eye view of the entire Old Testament, from Genesis to Malachi, addressing the law, historical, poetical, prophetical and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. We will unlock a richer understanding of God and his redemptive work for man throughout history. As a class, we will gain a cohesive understanding of the major figures, events, and themes of the Old Testament and its foundational relationship to the New Testament. Together we will explore basic geography and general time-lines of Old Testament Biblical events.


Understanding Spiritual Authority

Instructor: Veronica McCaulley

This course presents the dynamics of Spiritual Authority in the Kingdom of God, it will allow you to examine and re-evaluate every area of your life as it relates to understanding God’s authority and will for your life. We will explore how correctly submitting to godly authority positions the believer in a place of blessing. Understanding is provided to encourage, empower, and bless men and women with practical tools that allow them to step into their spiritual authority in their homes, workplace, neighborhoods, and beyond. The importance of learning how to be a Christian in authority and under authority to be in proper spiritual order is stressed throughout the course.


Understanding Visions and Dreams

Instructor: Shirley Hammond

This two part course is designed to equip the students on how to interpret their Dreams and Visions. The students will gain an understanding of God’s biblical insight on how to interpret his/her own Dreams and Visions. Students will have the opportunity to observe how to approach their individual dreams and visions through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, through biblical illustrations. The ultimate goal is to teach the students how to master the meaning of the symbols in their individual dreams and visions given by the Holy Spirit. Secondly, the goal is to teach the students how to gain an understanding of the prophetic symbolism in their dreams. Lastly, students will have the opportunity to explore the arts of dream interpretations according to ancient methods in the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation).


Blood Covenant

Instructor: Marv Ellis

You will receive a greater appreciation of the enduring nature of the Covenant and the unique characteristics of the Blood of Jesus Christ. In this course, you will explore the Biblical descriptions of the Blood’s many functions, including its covenant ratifying authority, its cleansing ability, its life-giving properties, what it is to “plead the Blood”, and so much more. This is a Hebraic Roots class that reconnects the modern-day believer to the truths, themes, and understanding of the biblical culture; highlighting its original meaning and its significance to the believer today.


The Secret Dimensions of Powerful Prayer

Instructor: Alan Reed

The purpose of this class is to answer most, if not all, of your questions or concerns regarding Prayer. When is the right time and place for Prayer? How can I effectively intercede for other people? How can I have a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God? This course is designed to answer those questions, teach you how to enjoy being in Prayer, and even learn the Voice of God. What does His Voice sound like… do you know? You’ll learn how to engage in Spiritual Warfare, love your enemies, and be at peace/free from any past hurt, pain or disappointments. You’ll also learn how to get results for your personal needs and requests, as well as be a blessing for your family, friends, and associates. Lastly, you will discover a Guide for Prayer that will give you confidence in Praying Powerful Prayers.

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