Epistles of Paul 1 & 2

Instructor: David Johnson

Type: Lecture/Discussion


This two-semester course includes an in-depth, verse-by-verse examination of all 14 epistles attributed to the apostle Paul. Beginning with an examination of the role of epistles in the first-century world, the course seeks to integrate the outline of Paul’s life as given in the book of Acts. This course explores the specific meaning of Paul’s epistles and emphasizes the unity between Paul and the teachings of Jesus Christ and the other apostles. Much emphasis is also placed upon examining the commonly misunderstood passages in Paul’s writings. Finally, the course seeks to show the practical applicability and importance of Paul’s teachings for Christians today.

Required Texts

The Holy Bible (New King James Version)


This class will involve additional reading, reflection papers and discrete point assessments.

Students are encouraged to quickly read each of Paul’s epistles prior to our in-class study in order to have a better grasp of the content and flow of the material to be covered.


This course involves a verse-by-verse examination and exposition of Paul’s epistles in their chronological order:

Epistles of Paul 1 (First Semester)

  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • Galatians
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Romans

Epistles of Paul 2 (Second Semester)

  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • Philemon
  • 1 Timothy
  • Titus
  • 2 Timothy
  • Hebrews

Educational Bio

David Johnson graduated from Ambassador College, Big Sandy, Texas, in 1970 with a bachelor of arts in communications and religious studies. He served for 35 years in pastoral and youth ministry in various locations around the United States before being invited to become a full-time instructor at the Church’s educational center. In addition to 14 years of classroom experience, he has also participated in numerous educational seminars in the United States and internationally.