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Introducing King’s Online Bible School

Our Purpose


His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him Who called us by His Own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted us His precious and magnificent provisions, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature (1 Peter 1:3-4).


We seek to provide pathways for learning that help God’s people grow in knowing Him and the essential truths and realities He has revealed for us to live His life.


The “knowing” that God’s Spirit builds in our experience is anchored in biblical truth and involves  ongoing trusting and surrendering to Christ.



Our Intentions


To establish Christians in a lifetime of growing:


  • in apprehending the Persons and realities Scripture presents;
  • in appreciating, desiring, and reverencing God’s Word;
  • in understanding its truths;
  • in conviction and behaviour that builds on the foundations of biblical doctrine.




A. Our curriculum presents biblical truth in four major areas of study:


1. Biblical studies:


  • regard the Scriptures as the authoritative and reliable record of God’s truth;
  • trace God’s purpose and plan from beginning to end;
  • build familiarity with the Bible’s contents;
  • offer concentrated study of selected biblical books;
  • provide principles and tools for biblical study.



2. Theological studies:


  • establish the value of true doctrine in the church and in Christians’ lives;
  • teach fundamental Christian beliefs and doctrines;
  • equip believers with a framework of truth, enabling them to identify and reject error.



3. Historical studies:


  • recount how the Spirit of God has guarded His people in Christ’s truth and life through the centuries.



4. Christian life studies:


  • establish the necessity of belonging and walking in fellowship;
  • present biblical foundations and instruction for Christian life and service;
  • encourage Christians in worship and prayer;
  • define and instruct in faithful biblical preaching;
  • call Christ’s people to live for the gospel;
  • identify the realities and responses of faith;
  • urge believers to pursue the Spirit’s gifts and calling in their lives.




B. The context for studying God’s Word


1. Because the Holy Spirit is forming Christ’s character in our lives, exposure to God’s Word shines light in our hearts and on our ways.


If you do not have the time to study:


a. we urge you to memorize and meditate on portions of Scripture.


b. please consider our featured “Spotlight” course, which presents each lesson in a series of short topics, designed for learning and reinforcing truth by reading short articles. There is no need to log in to our website and there are no study requirements.


Direct links to each lesson will be sent to your email account, upon request.


2. Because Christ’s body is one, we grow into Christ as we encounter His Word together in the context of committed relationships in His church.


Please ask your pastor for his guidance and suggestions for studying together with others.




Our Provisions for Studying and Teaching



Accessing our courses


Once you have established a user identity and password, logging in will give you access to all our courses.


Selecting a course link will open the course syllabus, presenting instructions for proceeding through each lesson along with the links to each audio and text file.



Course characteristics


Our courses vary in length.

Our shortest course has only five lessons and the longest has twenty.


Each assignment (lesson) typically includes:


  • a lecture (presented in audio with text notes);
  • a study guide, asking questions based on the lecture.


There are no exams.



Course textbooks


We have modified our assignments for use in any local context so that secondary sources (including reference books and Bible study tools), while helpful, are not necessary.


  • Students who wish to acquire suggested textbooks may purchase them directly from Amazon or Christian Book Distributors.
  • In courses using books that are available online, links are provided.




Using Our Courses


Group Study: We welcome pastors, instructors, and those leading a Bible study to adapt and incorporate our teaching in whatever ways serve your purposes.


Individual Study:

Students are welcome to choose any course(s) at any time.


We recommend that you work consecutively through Doctrine 101-110 (building a framework of Christian belief) and Old Testament 101-104 (tracing the beginnings of redemption history).


We set no time limit either for completing individual courses or for working through our entire curriculum.


We urge you to set goals and to establish a consistent study schedule and routine.


Those who complete all the courses in our curriculum may request a certificate.


Because our school is not accredited, our courses are not usually received as credits in other schools’ program requirements.



Our Requests of Students


“Let the Word of Christ richly indwell among you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another” (Col 3:16).


As you begin:


Please talk with your pastor about your intention to enrol in KOBS courses. He carries a spiritual responsibility for you as a member of his congregation and it is good for him to be aware and supportive.


Please ask your pastor about providing for group study.


Alternatively, ask another person either to take the course with you or to be willing to pray, encourage, and talk with you as you are studying on your own.





Pray as you begin each lesson, asking the Holy Spirit to teach you.


Read whatever portions of Scripture are being discussed in each lesson and each course.


Make notes to help you retain truth you want to remember or consider further.


Blog any question or comment others may want to consider and address.


Begin or add to your own personal journal, treasuring each realization the Spirit is bringing in your life each day. (You will find suggestions for journalling in our Introductory course.)



King's Online Bible School

is a ministry of

Salt & Light North America

Barney Coombs (1937-2018)

Founder of King's

Online Bible School


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