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Enhance Your Knowledge in an Individual Course of Your Choice

Partake in a thorough study on a book of the Bible of your choice with one of our individual courses. Whether you seek a more intimate understanding of your favorite book of the Bible, a better grasp on a book you find difficult to comprehend, or a refresher course before teaching a Bible class or study group, our individual courses are the ideal way to deepen your understanding of the biblical message.

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The Through the Scriptures online school gives you a structured framework for learning while still enabling you to study at your own pace.

Perfect For All Levels of Learning

Whether you are a new Christian or an experienced student of God's Word, each Through the Scriptures course provides quality teaching for everyone.

What comes with a course?

Each course comes with everything you need. The downloaded materials, including the invaluable digital textbook, will be yours to keep after the end of the course. You have up to 50 days to complete each course, and if you wish to extend the course length, you may do so at the end of the initial 50 days for reduced price.

A digital textbook written by seasoned professors and scholars

5 study guides to help identify key concepts

6 tests to ensure successful reading

A reading pace guide to help you stay on track

Supplemental materials such as maps, charts, videos and more

Choose the course you would like to study.

Our courses are designed to be taken one at a time. Below are all of our available courses. Upon completing the course of your choice you will have the option to proceed to the next course or choose from any of our available courses.

You will be awarded with certificates of achievement upon completing specific groups of courses. These groups are represented by color below.

New Testament

NT History 1 - 11
NT Theology 1 12 - 18
NT Theology 2 19 - 26
1

The Life of Christ, 1

David L. Roper’s in-depth consideration of the life of Christ begins with His birth and presents a parallel account of His life from all four Gospels.
2

The Life of Christ, 2

Part two of David L. Roper’s study of the life of Christ covers the final days of Jesus’ life, including His death, burial, and resurrection.
3

Matthew 1—13

In the first half of his commentary on Matthew, Sellers S. Crain, Jr. examines the events surrounding the birth of the King and His teachings about the coming kingdom. He shows how the people’s reactions to Jesus began to brew into a storm.
4

Matthew 14—28

In the second half of his study on Matthew, Sellers S. Crain, Jr. continues his analysis of Jesus’ teachings and works during His earthly ministry. Many people misunderstood His role as King, and those who rejected Him had Him crucified. Only after He was raised from the dead and ascended to the Father did Christ’s followers begin to realize the significance of His life and death.
5

Mark

Earle McMillan invites readers to join him in a survey of the Gospel of Mark, as the written testimony of Peter. In this course, McMillan explores Christ’s identity through the concepts of Sonship and the Messianic Secret.
6

Luke 1:1—9:50

Anthony Lee Ash analyzes the Gospel of Luke as it narrates the birth and ministry of Jesus. Luke’s orderly account relied on eyewitnesses of Jesus and the earliest disciples.
7

Luke 9:51—24:53

Anthony Lee Ash invites readers to study the Gospel of Luke as it narrates the death and resurrection of Jesus. Luke’s orderly account relied on eyewitnesses of Jesus and the earliest disciples.
8

John 1—10

This first volume on John shows that all things were made through Jesus and relates the beginning of His public ministry. In this course, Frank Pack discusses the seven miracles of Jesus that are emphasized by the author of this Gospel, who referred to them as “signs” by which God is revealed.
9

John 11—21

The second volume on John shows Jesus teaching His disciples, preparing them for the time when He would no longer be with them. Frank Pack shows the reader that only in John did Jesus talk at length about Himself and His divine role. John ended with an account of Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, burial, and post-resurrection appearances.
10

Acts 1—14

David L. Roper delves into the details of the beginning of the Lord’s church as presented in Acts 1—14.
11

Acts 15—28

This study by David L. Roper focuses on the powerful accounts of Paul’s missionary journeys recorded in Acts 15—28.
12

Romans 1—7

David L. Roper expounds on Paul’s teaching that salvation does not come by obedience to the law of Moses. Neither does it come by personal merit or goodness. Both Jew and Gentile are told that salvation is by grace, which God provides, and also by man’s faithful response of obedience.
13

Romans 8—16

David L. Roper continues his treatment of Romans, looking at the way Paul encouraged the Roman Christians to live the transformed life and share the victory of the body of Christ.
14

1 Corinthians

In this letter to first-century Christians in Corinth, Paul addressed many questions which, with slight variations, continue to trouble the church today. Division, immorality, doctrinal confusion, and worldliness plagued this congregation; and one root of their conflicts—pride—is common among us still. Duane Warden's verse-by-verse study tackles difficult issues in the biblical text and draws practical application for Christians living in our own time.
15

2 Corinthians

Paul, both relieved and proud that the Corinthian church had worked out some internal problems, called these brethren to a renewed focus on helping others. James Thompson examines this letter to an early church, which shows the close relationship that Christians should share and the intense devotion that every member should have toward the Lord’s church.
16

Galatians

Robert L. Johnson examines a letter from Paul to the churches of Galatia. Johnson explains Paul’s argument that salvation cannot be earned by being circumcised and by obeying Jewish laws, but only by faith in Jesus Christ to take away our sins.
17

Ephesians and Philippians

The authors present a practical study of these two letters of Paul to the early churches in Ephesus (Jay Lockhart) and Philippi (David L. Roper). Christians are called to be strong in the battle against worldliness and to be united as members of the body of Christ and citizens of heaven.
18

Colossians and Philemon

The eternal truths and lessons in Colossians helped to shape the church in the first century. Paul taught Christians how to maintain a godly lifestyle and exalt Christ in a diverse society. The Book of Philemon, written about the same time, provides guidelines for Christian relationships. Owen D. Olbricht and Bruce McLarty draw practical lessons for readers.
19

1 and 2 Thessalonians

This volume by Earl D. Edwards considers Paul’s message to the new believers at Thessalonica who needed encouragement in the face of persecution. It brings clarity to the apostle’s instruction about the second coming of Christ, a teaching that is often misunderstood today.
20

1 and 2 Timothy and Titus

Carl Spain analyzes Paul’s letters of advice and direction to young leaders in the church. Paul’s wisdom is relevant and useful for leaders of all ages and experience levels.
21

Hebrews

One of the most intriguing books in the Bible, Hebrews’ teachings and theology have helped to shape our understanding of Christ and the entire Bible. Martel Pace examines the theories of the book’s author identity and gives a detailed look at Christ and His Work, as well as the walk of faith. It stands as a wonderful source of encouragement, reminding Christians of why they have pledged allegiance to Christ.
22

James

J. W. Roberts explores this general epistle that outlines the walk of faith for Christians. He points out remarkable parallels to the Sermon on the Mount as well as the relationship between faith and works. This thorough exegesis will strengthen any Christian’s walk with God, as it discusses genuine religion, faith, and wisdom.
23

1 and 2 Peter and Jude

These letters offer encouragement to God’s followers when faced with challenges from both outside and inside the local congregation. Duane Warden helps students of the Bible gain a deeper understanding of these three important books.
24

1, 2, and 3 John

J. W. Roberts walks his readers through the Epistles of John, taking particular care to explain the stylistic features they have in common. Some of the dominant themes in these letters are combatting false teachers, following the truth, and hospitality.
25

Revelation 1—11

David L. Roper’s commentary on the first half of Revelation is an enlightening treatment of this much-talked-about book of the Bible. A great tool for sorting truth from speculation, it details several approaches to the interpretation of Revelation.
26

Revelation 12—22

This study unwraps the mystery that has surrounded the images of battles, beasts, and bowls of wrath. David L. Roper’s comments on the end time clear away confusing theories about Armageddon and Christ’s reign. The focus is on the true message of Revelation—Christian victory.

Old Testament

OT History 1 27 - 32
OT History 2 33 - 38
Hebrew Poetry 39 - 45
OT Prophets 1 46 - 50
OT Prophets 2 51 - 53
27

Genesis 1—22

In this detailed look at God’s book of beginnings, William W. Grasham delves into the creation account, the selection of Abraham and his descendants as God's chosen people, and the introduction of God’s plan to save the people He created. The story of mankind is actually the story of God, clearly revealing His power, His righteousness, His promises, and His faithfulness.
28

Genesis 23—50

In this portion of his commentary on God’s book of beginnings, William W. Grasham continues his in-depth look at the development of the divinely chosen people of Israel. Following the story from the days of Abraham to the time when Joseph’s family joined him in Egypt, the author highlights the providence of God in the workings of history and in individual lives.
29

Exodus

Exodus tells the compelling story of how God delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage and gave them hope. This study of the journey of God’s Old Testament people highlights God’s power, law, and desire to dwell among His worshipers.
30

Leviticus

In the Book of Leviticus, God established the priesthood and ordained the various sacrifices to be offered at the tabernacle. While Christians are not under the Law, we are called to be God's holy people today.
31

Numbers

Intriguing narratives in the Book of Numbers feature a greedy prophet, a talking donkey, fiery serpents, and rebels who were swallowed by the earth. Coy D. Roper shows how the numbers in this book reflect the nature of God, who guided His people through the wilderness and allowed their children to take possession of the Promised Land.
32

Deuteronomy

This course is not yet available. It is planned for the future.
33

Joshua

This course will not be available until our commentary is completed. However, a brief review of Joshua is available, written by Dale Manor, in our temporary course number 34, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.
34

Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

The Book of Joshua tells of the conquest of the land of Canaan by the Israelites and illustrates how God's people can have victory through faith. Following Joshua's death, the nation of Israel entered a time of instability. After reading of the turbulent rule of the judges, we may think that Israel was filled only with faithfulness, apostasy, and moral degradation. The beautiful Book of Ruth shows that faith, goodness, and love still lingered; even in the worst of times, there are those who are faithful to God.
35

1 and 2 Samuel

In this course on 1 and 2 Samuel, John T. Willis takes a close look at the history of the Israelite nation during its formative years under prophets like Samuel and Nathan, as well as under kings Saul and David. God’s unfathomable grace and love is clearly seen as He extends hope and reconciliation to an ungrateful and undeserving people.
36

1 and 2 Kings

In this course on 1 and 2 Kings, Clyde M. Miller takes a look at the common, human weakness which causes man to seek his own way instead of God’s and to be forced to suffer the consequences. Because God is faithful to His own holiness, Israel’s history can be anticipated on the basis of her obedience or disobedience. God’s redeeming love and providential guidance is clearly seen in this course.
37

1 and 2 Chronicles

This course is not yet available. It is planned for the future.
38

Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

Without Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, we would know little about what was happening with God’s people during the time of the Persian Empire. These three great books of biblical history emphasize the sovereignty of God, the importance of being faithful to His Word, and the value of godly leadership. Coy D. Roper’s comments about the exiles’ rebuilding of Jerusalem, their rededication to the Law, and the story of Esther’s courage call us to dedicated service to our faithful God.
39

Job

Like many today, Job was plagued with great anguish, confusion, and despair. However, he did not allow his adversities to destroy his faith. This study challenges believers today to rely on God in order to weather the storms of life.
40

Psalms 1—50

Eddie Cloer provides enlightening historical backgrounds to each psalm as well as practical interpretations.
41

Psalms 51—89

Eddie Cloer provides enlightening historical backgrounds to each psalm as well as practical interpretations.
42

Psalms 90—118

Eddie Cloer provides enlightening historical backgrounds to each psalm as well as practical interpretations.
43

Psalms 119—150

This course is not yet available. It is planned for the future.
44

Proverbs

This course is not yet available. It is planned for the future.
45

Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon

The wisdom of Solomon is preserved in the Old Testament. Ecclesiastes is the record of his search for the meaning of life. Denny Petrillo leads readers through Solomon's discoveries that only God—not pleasure, profit, or prominence—can make life worthwhile. In the Song of Solomon, we find examples of faithful love and the beauty of marriage in the story of the king's bride.
46

Isaiah

A unique book of prophecy, Isaiah balances judgment and hope. The message not only had immediate intent for Judah and other nations during the eighth century B.C., but it also anticipated the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ.
47

Jeremiah 1—25

The prophet Jeremiah is portrayed in Dayton Keesee’s study as a “warrior” for righteousness rather than a “weeping willow.” The first half of the study of this book features an extensive introduction that provides an in-depth look at the prophet’s personal life and his bold mission.
48

Jeremiah 26—52 and Lamentations

With this course, Dayton Keesee completes his comprehensive study of Jeremiah and adds to it his study of Lamentations, the prophet’s eyewitness account of the destruction of Jerusalem. The message of God’s judgment and mercy to His people is evident through both Jeremiah and Lamentations.
49

Ezekiel

The Book of Ezekiel, written to the exiled Jews in Babylon, teaches many important truths about the nature of God, as well as justice and hope for a displaced people. Denny Petrillo gives detailed explanations of this text, bringing the rich lessons from the sixth century B.C. into our world.
50

Daniel

The Book of Daniel contains some of the Bible’s best-loved stories for children and some of its most challenging passages for scholars. While the first half of the book features the faith of Daniel and his three friends—even facing a lions’ den and a fiery furnace—the latter half turns to intriguing images of beasts and perplexing prophecies about future kingdoms.
51

The Minor Prophets, 1

Coy D. Roper discusses Hosea, Joel, and Amos’ demonstrations of God’s unending love coupled with His intolerance for sin. The prophets’ call to repent was accentuated by Hosea’s marriage to a prostitute and Joel’s account of a locust plague, as well as a host of vivid metaphors, rich visual images, and other figures of speech. Amos pronounced judgment against the surrounding nations and narrowed the focus until his oracles denounced God’s own people, Judah and then Israel.
52

The Minor Prophets, 2

Coy D. Roper continues the study of the Minor Prophets, small books that contain big lessons for God’s people. The various prophets covered in this course were called to deliver messages concerning Israel, Judah, and several foreign nations. While the details and the results differed, each pre-exilic prophet preached the same basic warning from God: “Repent or perish!”
53

The Minor Prophets, 3

This final volume on the Minor Prophets features Zechariah and Malachi, in which the prophets admonished the Jews after their return from Babylon. In addition to verse-by-verse coverage of these post-exilic prophets, Coy D. Roper has provided a thorough study on the period between the Testaments.