The Bible Course

What is the Bible? Where does it come from? Who wrote it and how do we understand it? This dynamic course answers all these questions and more. If you are serious about studying the Bible or curious to find out more about it, this course is a great resource, which will vastly increase your understanding of the Bible.



The purpose of this course is to teach students what the Bible is about: Where it comes from. How it is structured and why. How to interpret it and therefore how to correctly apply the lessons learnt from the Bible. It focuses on what the Bible is, how to approach studying it and the correct way to understand the Word of God. Doctrinal purity is vitally important and results from correctly understanding the Bible.

Paul the Apostle says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

So, we should study the Word of God because we learn that: The Bible is ‘all sufficient’, ‘accomplishes what it promises’, it is ‘authoritative’, ‘complete’, and contains the mind of God and His will for our lives.


This course consists of an introduction and fourteen chapters.



  • Scriptures & Abbreviations
    The books of the Bible with commonly used abbreviations
  • Introduction
    The teachings are designed to train students in a way that they will approach the study of the Bible in a systematic manner. A vital element when studying the Bible is having a correct understanding of who we are in Christ.
  • Chapter 1 – Old Testament Divisions
    Looks at the various divisions of the Old Testament.
  • Chapter 2 – New Testament Divisions
    Looks at the various divisions of the New Testament.
  • Chapter 3 – History of the Bible
    Looks at the history of how the Bible was compiled.
  • Chapter 4 – Christian Worldview
    How Christians view the world through our understanding of the Bible is the way we approach Biblical interpretation.
  • Chapter 5 – Christocentric
    Putting Jesus at the centre of everything we believe means interpreting the Bible as a book about Christ.
  • Chapter 6 – The Blood Covenants
    Understanding that the Bible consists of a series of covenants and that we are in covenant with God through the Blood of Jesus.
  • Chapter 7 – Covenant Terms
    Understanding covenant terms increases our understanding of not only covenants but of terminology which improve our ability to interpret the Bible correctly.
  • Chapter 8 – Bible Covenants
    Teaching on the different Bible covenants, their terms and who they apply to.
  • Chapter 9 – Principles of Biblical Interpretation
    Teaching on the nine most important principles of interpretation.
  • Chapter 10 – Interpreting the New Testament
    Teaching on the unique approaches required to interpreting the New Testament.
  • Chapter 11 – We Must Study the Bible
    Teaching on why we must study the Bible as Christians.
  • Chapter 12 – Understanding the Bible
    Teaching on understanding the Bible in terms of what we have learned.
  • Chapter 13
    Teaching on understanding the Bible in terms of what we have learned.
  • Chapter 14 – Developing an Effective Bible Student
    Teaching to help students become effective Bible students.


Bachelor Degree in Biblical Theology

= Certificate in Ministry + Pastoral Counselling
+ Leadership & Administration

Diploma in Ministry
= Certificate in Ministry + Pastoral Counselling

Certificate in Ministry
= 5 Short Courses
1. Christian Foundations,
2. Understanding the Bible,
3. Spiritual Beings,
4. Prayer,
5. Spiritual Gifts

(These courses may also be taken individually)


Free Chapel - Alberton, is affiliated to the AGF South Africa

Service Times -  

Sundays 09H30  

JS Centre,                  

25 General Alberts Avenue

Randhart, Alberton