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Reyah Bible College is a nondenominational Bible and Christian college, offering convenient, flexible, affordable, high-quality biblical and Christian education for busy learners around the world either through evening classes, audio CDs or tapes, and/or streaming audio online. Be discipled and learn how to reach the lost and disciple them also.

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Sunday, November 27, 2005



First-rate Academic Courses

These high-quality college courses are categorized in the following sections: Bible, theology, leadership ministries, church history and languages. They constitute part of several degree programs and are taught by instructors who are spiritually dynamic and experts in their fields of study. To see the complete listing of offerings and programs, go to http://www.reyah.org. Here are descriptions of a few of the courses:

  • Biblical Backgrounds (An examination of the social and cultural contexts of the Bible that includes related physical, geographical and historical background information.)
  • Paul & Spiritual Growth (A study of the life [Acts], literature [epistles], and thought [theology] of the Apostle Paul and his spiritual development within his historical and cultural setting.)
  • End-Time Studies (Various views are presented in a study of apocalyptic literature, prophetic themes and end-time events as described mainly in the books of Daniel and Revelation.)
  • Biblical Tours - Israel (An academic, spiritual course incorporating a trip to the land of Israel, touring sites of major scriptural events and integrating knowledge of the land, culture and history of Israel with an understanding of Scripture.)
  • Biblical Tours - Greece/Turkey (A study of the life, person, faith development and spiritual development of the Apostle Paul and incorporating a trip to some of the locations he visited in Greece, the Greek Islands and Turkey.)
  • Evangelism & Missions (A study of various concepts of evangelism, developing a personal testimony with the gospel message, and incorporating bridge-building methods to minister in multicultural settings. Included in this study is the theology of missions, considering its biblical foundation, history, and current methodologies in a multicultural world.)
  • Theology & Doctrine (An overview of the major doctrines of Christianity, reviewing the basic views and Scripture pertaining to the topics of Revelation, Scripture, God, Holy Spirit, Christ, Angels, Man, Sin, Redemption, the Church and End-Time Events.)
  • Spiritual Growth (Consideration is given to the dynamics and process of spiritual formation based upon scriptural principles, which are foundational in great revivals of the past, individual spiritual growth and revitalization, and infusion of spiritual life in the awakening church of today. Included are the analysis of experiencing the presence of the holy God and the effects; the ministry of the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts; faith and spiritual development; and the importance of praise, worship, prayer, fasting and the Word.)
  • Christ & Salvation (A study of the person and work of Christ with emphasis upon the completed work of Christ on the cross, freeing believers from sin and providing for their fellowship with the holy God.)
  • Defense of Christianity (A course which considers the validity and rationality of the Christian faith in today’s society. It provides a defense of the Christian faith in reason and logic while setting forth arguments for major Christian teachings.)

Check out our site at http://www.reyah.org. Send us a note at connect@reyah.org !

Sunday, November 20, 2005



Books to aid in Christian understanding

Learn and grow from life-changing, spiritually alive books by Dr. J. A. Phillips. Enjoy reading the gospels as one integrated whole. Tour biblical lands through many photographs and descriptions in the tour manuals. Understand the background of the Bible and worship and grow in faith. Learn about the Apostle Paul, the Kinsman Redeemer, and especially the holy God. Be blessed and grow closer to our Lord.

Dr. Phillips, a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God, is President of Reyah College in Sacramento, California, and has a Ph.D. in Theology from Walden University and an M.A. in Bible and Theology from Simpson College.

Dr. Phillips is author of the "Logically Integrated Translation" (LIT) of the Gospels, which is beautifully illustrated with over 100 pictures of the Holy Land. This is not a "parallel" or "side-by-side" comparison. Dr. Phillips has taken the four gospels and integrated them into one, creating a complete story from beginning to end. The events of the gospels are laid out in chronological order whenever possible. You also will find four different type styles to denote from which one of the four gospels each portion comes, and all the words of Jesus are highlighted in red. Anyone interested in the gospels and the life of Jesus will find this book compelling.

Find out more information about this and other enriching books by Dr. Phillips at http://www.GloryQuests.com . Here are the titles of some other books:
  • BEHOLDING THE HOLY, BEING CHANGED (presents understanding regarding the concept of God as holy and the effect of His holy presence upon individuals which influences wholeness of being and ethical conduct)
  • FAITH DEVELOPMENT OF GOD'S PEOPLE (pertains to the developmental capacity for faith as meaning-making and, as such, provides identity leading to maturity, which is considered a basic stage developmental theory in the area of human development)
  • KINSMAN REDEEMER (the concept of kinsman redeemer in the Old Testament provided for preservation of family and family honor; as the closest male relative, the kinsman redeemer would give of himself and his resources to restore a related family to wholeness)
  • SILENCING THE ROCKS: WORSHIP THEORY AND THERAPY, THE KEY TO VICTORY! (True worship does not consider benefit to self but entails worship of God solely for who He is. Nonetheless, there are side benefits to the worshipper which are realized as one becomes immersed and enraptured with God in the process of worship. Although God does not need humanity's worship because He is complete in Himself, humanity is created with the need to worship God. It is therein that life, strength, and victory occur.)
  • A WOMAN'S PLACE: WHAT DOES THE NEW TESTAMENT REALLY SAY? (What does it really say about (1) women in relation to men: essence, distinction, function and marriage, and (2) women in ministry: prayer and prophesying, silence, teaching and authority and ministering?)
  • A ROCKY ROAD ON THE WAY TO THE KINGDOM: WHY DOES THE GOOD GOD LET BAD THINGS HAPPEN? (This work is a Theodicy, which deals with the issue of the good and all-powerful God temporarily allowing evil and suffering in the world. A study such as this does not have all of the answers, but it enables growth in the knowledge of God and His ways. As a result, encouragement is provided in all situations as trust is put in the good, all-powerful God who delights to bless.)
  • OLD TESTAMENT SUPPLEMENT (written to provide additional material not covered in most introductory Old Testament textbooks)
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL, GOD'S MAN FOR THE HOUR, AND THE CLOCK'S STILL TICKING (includes themes for the writings of Paul, areas of development life stages with spiritual growth, the life of Paul, the person of Paul, the spiritual development of Paul, proposed chronology of Paul's life, and maps of Paul's journeys)

Also check out the superb biblical tour manuals containing first-class teaching and photos.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Tour Bible lands with us

Reyah College and Glory Quest Tours invite you to the experience of a lifetime and an opportunity to make the Bible come alive. We work with Journeys Unlimited, Inc. in the U.S. and On Eagles’ Wings Tours in Israel to design a life-changing tour for a serious student of the Bible. We see and touch what we read and study in Scripture. Each day we visit sites of biblical interest with a well-qualified guide to explain them. There are regular times of devotions and biblical study. We urge you to make this trip a part of your educational and Christian experience. It will forever transform your study of the Scriptures and your life and ministry.

Find more information and tour details, including lots of tour photos, at http://www.GloryQuests.com . The photo above is of the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. You may email us at connect@reyah.org .

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Reyah College has entered the blogosphere

You are warmly welcome to visit us at http://www.reyah.org and check out what we have to offer in the way of courses and Bible tours for students who have busy lives and want to learn, develop and be better trained and equipped to serve the Lord wherever they are located.

Reyah College exists to provide accessible, convenient, flexible, time-efficient, yet affordable, high-quality Christian, biblical, theological, spiritual and leadership ministries education. Our goal is to enrich, disciple and equip our students to be effective and fruitful as they go about our Father's business. This is through an intensive course model provided in five-week segments with the options of evening classes, audio tapes or CD’s and/or materials through on-line delivery with Streaming Audio teaching. Students have the option of completing course work within one year of course registration.

We also conduct life changing, spiritually enriching, Bibically based, economical tours of Bible lands, where you can walk, see, touch and experience the roots of your faith.

Check out our site or send us a note at connect@reyah.org . God love ya!