Fresno School of Mission



Who? June 16, 2022

  • God is the source!
  • How do we know it’s from Him?
  • Characteristics
  • The Presence in, and uniqueness of, the Word.


Why? June 23, 2022

God communicating His:                                

  • love of us,
  • history with us and
  • plan for us.

Overview-God bringing us back into fellowship with Him tied to Biblical events

God’s will and choice.


How? July 7, 2022

  • How did the Word come to us in the form it is now?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • Biblical inspiration.
  • Bible translation methods-Guest speaker, Wycliffe translator
  • Missions, the Word to the world-Crystal Booker


What? “It is written“. July 14, 2022

  • Jesus believed that the Old Testament Words were from God.
  • Matthew 4:4, seven, 10. Luke 24:27, 44; Hebrews 10:7.
  • So did Paul, Peter, Matthew, and Zachariah.
  • Bible language, figures of speech, parables and other communication forms.
  • Bible translations  distinguished from Bible versions
  • Context. Books-Chapters-Verses added



July 21, 2022

  • Old Testament-#books, book content summary,
    • Preparing us for Christ: Israel, the Holy Spirit, prophets, kings, covenants, temple, offerings, other.
    • When-dates. Where?

July 28, 2022

  • New Testament-#books, Book content summary. When-dates. Where?
    • Preparing us for Christ in the flesh, Christ-His biological line-Matthew and Luke, His Presence in the 66 books, His humanity, His deity.
    • Preparing us for Christ in the Spirit; Israel’s leaders, Roman Empire intersection, the Church, men and women in the church.


The Basics of How to Study the Bible

 August 4, 2022

  • Jesus promised us Holy Spirit guidance. John 14:26; 16:13
  • Context! Context! Context!
  • What is to be taken literally?
  • Definitions old and new
  • Specific techniques and study guides
  • Practicing the Presence of God
  • Philippians 4:8


Key principles and themes in the Bible

August 11, 2022                            

Holiness, sinfulness, wrath, offering, mercy, forgiveness, grace, deliverance, worship… .

August 18, 2022

Jesus’ Commandments:

  • Make disciples, witness.  Missions all around us.
  • Introduction to Love


August 25, 2022    Recess.