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  • In this beautiful course you will discover how Jesus’ mission was to bring all nations into the Kingdom of God. Beginning with the infancy narratives of both John the Baptist and Jesus, Luke traces how salvation first comes to the Jews, and then after Jesus entrusts his mission to the Apostles, salvation also comes to the Gentile nations. Although Luke’s Gospel is clearly written as an “orderly account” drawn from “eyewitnesses,” it is not merely an historical narrative of the sayings and events of Jesus of Nazareth. As you will see, like the other Gospel writers, Luke is a master of his craft. With great skill he shows, not only the universal call to salvation in Jesus Christ, but also the great joy that this call brings. Luke is unique in his presentation of the super-abundant joy that comes with Jesus. Luke’s account is also unique in showing how Jesus has come for the outcast and the sinner, for women and the oppressed. In this insightful course you will discover the uniqueness of Luke’s Gospel in his presentation of Jesus as the universal Saviour of all peoples. Duration: 592 minutes in total.

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  • In this course students will encounter the rich presentation of Jesus in the four-fold Gospel, the initial attempts of the Church to spread the Gospel to lands both near and far, insights into the theology of Paul of Tarsus, and the amazing revelatory visions of John as recorded in the Book of Revelation. In this course, students will be guided through the New Testament narratives and their main characters in order to come to an appreciation of the theology of Christ's revelation. Students will come to understand the foundational concepts and themes of the New Testament revelation such as covenant and salvation, conversion and Torah. This course is a must for any budding Scripture student, or a good refresher course for those who are more experienced with reading, praying, and studying the Scriptures. Duration: 645 minutes in total.

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  • In this exciting new course you will see how, with unique literary skill and artistry, Matthew portrays the character of Jesus in the light of the Old Testament’s promises and prophecies. This course is designed to take you through some of the important themes found in Matthew’s Gospel, especially the themes of Jesus as the New Moses and Jesus’ Transformative Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom. In this course you will see how Matthew paints a literary picture of Jesus as both a New Moses, who has come to perform a New Exodus and to deliver a New Torah, and a New David who will restore the Davidic Kingdom, which was destroyed centuries earlier, by ushering in the Kingdom of Heaven. Duration: 580 minutes in total.

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  • In recent decades there has been an explosion of scholarship concerning Mark’s Gospel. Many rich discoveries have been made giving greater insight into this superb account of the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this course you will journey with the disciples on the way to discovering Jesus’ true identity and the meaning of true discipleship. The course is designed to highlight the rich tapestry of themes that run throughout Mark’s Gospel, the main theme of which focuses on the very identity of Jesus. Through all the twists and turns that Mark presents in the ministry of Jesus and the disciples’ path of faith, you will be surprised and even shocked to discover the ultimate twist to the ending of Mark’s Gospel. Duration: 676 minutes in total.

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  • In this course, students will be exposed to the key literary and historical issues involved in the study of the prophetic literature of the Old Testament. This course will explore the key tenants of Old Testament eschatological hopes – hopes for a Messiah, a new Creation, a new Exodus, a new Kingdom and a new Temple. Reading the prophetic literature within its historical context is crucial for the proper interpretation of the text. To achieve this, you will learn about the historical situations facing the kingdoms of Judah and Israel in the eighth through to the sixth centuries B.C. You will discover the significance of the Covenant to the Israelite people and how obedience or disobedience to the covenant affects the course of history. Through the eyes of the prophets, this course will look at historical events such as the Assyrian invasion of Israel in 722 B.C., and the destruction of the Temple and the Babylonian Exile in 586 B.C. Some of the high-points of the prophetic literature studied in this course are: Hosea’s use of nuptial imagery to describe God’s relationship with his people (Hos 2); Jeremiah’s promise of the new covenant (Jer 31); Isaiah’s Servant Songs (Isa 42, 49, 50, 52-3); Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones (Ezek 37); the New Exodus imagery of Isaiah (Isa 40); and the apocalyptic visions of the writing on the wall and the Son of Man in Daniel (Dan 7). Finally, you will come to see how the advent of Christ, his proclamation of the Kingdom of God, his Passion, Death, and Resurrection, and his sending of the Holy Spirit fulfill the eschatological hopes of the Old Testament Prophets. Duration: 618 minutes in total.

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  • This course is the third and final installment of Andrew's famous Catechism in the Café series. There is no more elevated moral teaching than that of Jesus Christ. In this fourteen lecture course Andrew takes us through the third and fourth major sections of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, on Christian morality and Christian prayer. Here he shows us that the morality we are all called to is that of being a child of God. This is a most beautiful course, one which, if we all followed its direction, would offer the world a guiding light to great peace and happiness, namely the light of Jesus Christ. Duration: 960 minutes in total.

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  • This course is the second of three installments of Andrew's famous Catechism in the Café series. Why do Catholics do what they do in their liturgical celebrations? In this course Andrew takes you through the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in answer to this question. Many of us find it difficult to understand what is happening in each of the seven sacraments. With this course you will come to a profound realisation of the seven most powerful realities at our disposal: the seven sacraments! Duration: 432 minutes in total.

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  • This course is the first of three installments of Andrew's famous Catechism in the Café series. In this beautiful course, given by Andrew in a Sydney Café, he takes us through each article of the Creed, as presented in the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here you will find one of the clearest presentations of what the Catholic Church believes and teaches. The course begins by looking at our natural yearning for God and the ultimate end of our existence. Andrew then follows the Compendium by looking at how God has made a revelation to us and how we can know it, followed by a step-by-step look at what he has revealed. This course is indeed a most enjoyable experience! Duration: 955 minutes in total.

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  • In this course Andrew Wood takes you through his book, Christ the Saviour: A Course in Christology, which can also be purchased from the St John Centre for Biblical Studies. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “God has revealed himself fully by sending his own Son, in whom he has established his covenant for ever. The Son is his Father’s definitive Word; so there will be no further Revelation after him” (n.73). Therefore, since encountering Jesus is to encounter the Person of God the Son, this course on Christology is of vital importance! From Apostolic times the Christian faith has always taught that Jesus Christ is both truly God and truly human. As Christians living in the 21st century we can tend to take this assertion for granted. But in the first four centuries of Christianity great debates raged concerning the identity of Jesus Christ and how it was possible for him to be both truly God and truly human. In this course you will study much of the theology derived from the fruit of these debates. After a short investigation into the nature of sacred theology, this course looks at what theologians called the various ‘States of Nature.’ This opens the way to understand Jesus’ claims and what he has come to do. The course then looks at the chief errors and heresies concerning Christ’s Incarnation, the reasons for the Incarnation, and certain consequences of the Incarnation. Finally, the course briefly investigates various aspects of Mary, the Mother of Christ the Saviour. Duration: 689 minutes in total.

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