For me this course was an excellent chance to do a survey study of the Old Testament, to enrich and organize knowledge and to get acquainted with the history of God’s people. It also helped me get closer to the English Biblical texts. Now reading in English is much easier and more interesting. Thanks a lot to our teacher for a wonderful course.
21 January, 2017
This course helped me a lot in the study of English. It is a good way to combine the study of the English language with the study of the Old Testament. The course brought many new revelations and possibilities. It is interesting and useful!
The course is useful and fruit-bearing, both as history and as spiritual (food). It’s worth it to take part. The atmosphere in the room is friendly, joyful, and at the same time business-like.
This course in the English language was very interesting for me. Through the study of the Old Testament in the English language, new truths were opened to me, which I hadn’t noticed earlier. This course inspired me to further study the Old Testament.
This is my first thorough studying of Bible. Your classes are very helpful to distribute the thoughts and step by step to organize the whole picture of the Old Testament. Every minute you have to focus … and pay attention to eachword … This makes you be in a current the whole lesson. No time to closeyour eyes or to pretend not to see to the lecture cause further will be a very interesting speaking part. It gives reason to ponder over not only at the classes and likewise during the week. Perhaps I didn’t speak a lot on the speaking part anyway that time was very useful and helpful for me. And I think that this summer when I’ll have got more free time I’ll go throught this course on my own. We have got our great notes. Thank ti Janyne cause you share with us this time and make the studying possible. This is the great opportunity to know Lord closer and to increase your English skills.
We invite young people to the Christian University to be part of a new course of study: Old Testament in English. You have a wonderful possibility to improve your English with a native speaker and learn more about history, spirituality, and our Bible. You would learn how to apply the Bible in your life.
This course can be useful for people who:
1. don’t go to church but know English and are interested in the Bible.
2. know English and want to systematize their knowledge about the OT.
3. who want to broaden their vocabulary of biblical words.
My first thought was to raise the level of my English. What could be better than the lessons with a native speaker? After the very first class, I -to my joyful surprise- felt the immersion into the wonderful world of the Old Testament. The revelations from the Scriptures appeared to be for me more interesting than the English language per se. It was a fresh look, which deepend my understanding, and more often just gave it. The sessions became a chain of joyful discoveries. I am heartily thankful to our instructor, Janyne Johnston, for being blessed by God through her during this semester.
This is an ideal supplementary course for studying the Old Testament, improving English vocabulary and developing communicative competence. The course gives the opportunity for the learners to deal with history and geography, poetry and personalities of the Old Testament. It is an enjoyable travel through OT times in order to find real treasures for nowadays.
The Old Testament course gave me more broad and deep understanding of the events that took place at the ancient ages. Heroes, towns, countries being disconnected fragments in my mind before have turned into the one coherent picture interwoven with prophecies and God’s promises. Each lesson of the course has great blessing in it and God’s wisdom that directs and helps to live.
Thanks a lot! I am grateful that I took this course. To my surprise, when I started to re-read the New Testament many things became clearer than before. When I myself tried to carefully investigate what is stated in the Old Testament, in historical facts, in the teachings of teachers, the only thing that I grasped was that I didn’t understand anything, and I had a great desire to understand what this is all about. I am also grateful to our teacher, Janyne, who tried so hard to give us her own knowledge and understanding and taught us to see and understand what a “Treasure Store” there is in the Biblical writings. Thank you very much!
What is belief in God? In Russian language we have only one word for characteristic our feeling, our belief in God. It word is “belief”. But in Greek it`s word is ????? and it includes three definitions: belief as knowledge, belief as credence and belief as faithfulness. If only we have all of them, our belief in God is strong. But if we have not one of them, we cannot think that we stay in a right way. So, the course Old Testament is a great ability to improve all of these definitions and make better your English skills. When you read and analyse Old Testament your knowledge is grooving up. When you discussion questions you are studying to credence your heart into hand of the Lord. And when you share your spiritual experience with other you are understood how stays better in faithfulness. The Lord loves us, belief in this all time!
I am grateful to God that He allowed me to attend the Old Testament course in English. It is amazing to trace the history of God’s people over thousands of years in such a limited time. I’m grateful to Janyne for the attention and encouragement. …This is a needed ministry for people. May the Lord fill all of Janyne’s needs and give joy and happiness in her work.
The course сontains diverse literary, historical, and geographical information. I also think the lesson plan is successful with new words, new material with reference to the text [of the Bible] and a discussion period.
Do you want to know English better? Are you tired of insufficient variety and not enough new knowledge? Do you want to be able to actually converse with a native speaker? –The English language course in the light of the Old Testament is just what you need. This course is especially recommended for those who already have a middle level of English and want to raise their level of skill.
Today young people in general pay little attention to the Old Testament, considering this book out of date and think that there’s nothing to learn from it. During the course, you will understand that this is not so.
I took part in this course the 4th time it was offered, wanting to increase my store of known English. From the first day of study, I understood that this program meets the needs of young people and satisfies their expectations. The study itself begins with prayer and is conducted like an analysis and discussion of a specific passage of the Old Testament: first, new words are given (which each one can try to translate), then their meaning is given, after which is the study of a specific aspect of biblical history and some details about the Old Testament, beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the last prophets. Then comes a discussion of what was read along with answers to questions that arise or are very interesting.
During the course you get to know the Old Testament all in order, and also that which directly touches on the New Testament. During the period of the course, you may easily converse with foreigners about biblical and many imprtant life themes, such as the majority of important events and dates, places and names, which you will remember always. During every lesson you will have practice in using conversational and grammatical English as well as interaction in a group.
The course consists of 15 lessons. Each lesson is 3 hours (with 2 breaks of 10-15 minutes). The cost is 2500 rubles. Come and get something desireable!
This program of Old Testament in the English became a great opportunity for me to understand better the bible truths than I used to. It opened before me the new horizons about how God worked in the past and how unchangeable He is now!
Having studied (or Studying) at the English course based on the Old Testament is the best experience I have ever had in my life.