THE BEATITUDES OF JESUS (NT303)
THE CHRISTIAN'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
This is a study of the Beatitudes of Jesus as they appear in Matthew 5, as part of the Sermon on the Mount. We will analyze each statement of the Beatitudes and search out its abiding principles and apply them to our own lives as twenty-first century Christians.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
► Better understand the Beatitudes and their message from Jesus (knowledge, analysis, and comprehension).
► Examine and understand the permanent principles in each of these remarkable sayings of our Lord (analysis, synthesis, and comprehension).
► Be able to apply these principles to his life today and explore ways to use them daily (application and value complex).
► A want to continue studying with an increased appreciation of the Bible as God’s Word to encourage, enhance and instruct all Christians.
This course is worth four quarter units of credit in the degree programs of Embassy College.
Dr. Ronald E. Cottle is the Founder and President Emeritus of Christian Life School of Theology (CLST Global), the Founder and President Emeritus of the Apostolic Council of Transformational Servant-Leaders (ACTS) and the Founder and President of the Embassy College (EC).
He received a diploma in Theology from Southeastern Bible Institute, Lakeland, Florida, a B.A. in English-Religion, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, the M-Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, and both the Ph.D. in Religion and the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cottle and his wife of sixty-plus years, Joanne reside in Columbus, Georgia and have one son, Ron Jr. See more about Dr. Cottle at www.roncottle.com.