OPEN SEP 07, 2020 – NOV 11, 2020 550 $
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
“The Spirit of the Lord comes upon him: the spirit of wisdom and discernment, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” This is a paraphrase of how the prophet Isaiah describes the working of the Spirit of God, who rests upon the Messiah. The New Testament recognizes a multiplicity of further gifts of the Spirit (charisms): character gifts such as mercy and martyrdom, practical gifts such as wise counsel and leadership, and of course more dramatic gifts such as prophecy and healing. This course will center more on these latter gifts.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULSKILLS
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS2
TOTAL TIME40 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

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What you´ll learn

Gifts of the Spirit: Biblical exposition of spiritual gifts
“The Spirit of the Lord comes upon him: the spirit of wisdom and discernment, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” This is a paraphrase of how the prophet Isaiah describes the working of the Spirit of God, who rests upon the Messiah. The New Testament recognizes a multiplicity of further gifts of the Spirit (charisms): character gifts such as mercy and martyrdom, practical gifts such as wise counsel and leadership, and of course more dramatic gifts such as prophecy and healing. This course will center more on these latter gifts.

Course Goals

  • The student describes the foundations of spiritual gifts in biblical faith.
  • The student articulates ways in which different spiritual gifts work together.
  • The student expresses understanding for healing in its biblical context.
  • The student demonstrates discernment between divine healing and healing phenomena in esoteric thought and circles.
  • The student describes identifiers of prophetic speech.
  • The student summarizes the significance of prophecy and healing in the ministry of evangelism.
  • The student demonstrates a healthy and practice-oriented understanding of the use of spiritual gifts in the church.

Acquired Skills

  • Praying appropriately for people suffering from illness.
  • Demonstrating pastoral counseling competencies in the care of sick people.
  • Testing and discerning the validity of prophetic utterances.
  • Applying prophetic speech for the edification, warning, and comfort of others.
OPEN SEP 07, 2020 – NOV 11, 2020
550 $

Contents of the course in detail

Gifts of the Spirit: Biblical exposition of spiritual gifts
  • Biblical foundations for spiritual gifts
  • Exegetical analysis of biblical healing stories
  • The relation between healing and faith
  • Healings in esoteric circles and in other religions
  • The phenomenon of prophecy in the Bible
  • Reflection on the purpose and significance of prophecy

Faculty

To be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Reflection paper healing service visit (10%).
Reflection papers on prayer for healing others (20%).
Reflection paper on biblical healing story (10%).
Matching quiz spiritual gifts (10%).
Essay on healing (25%).
Essay on prophecy (25%).

Preparatory tasks for the students

Required reading.
Attendance at a Christian healing service.
Prayer for healing for at least 2-3 persons.
Written reflections (2x) on prayers for healing for others.
Nature of the healing prayer.
Results.
Things learned for the future.

Proof of achievement

to be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.