Madera Bible Institute announces new study

05 Oct

New study to begin on October 5 at 6:45 p.m.: sibi class

The Case for Historic Christianity A Study in Historical Christian Evidences

(October – December 2015 study at Madera Bible Institute)

Teacher: Edward C. Wharton

In this volume, Wharton establishes the historical trustworthiness of the New Testament as the foundation upon which the claims for the resurrection and deity of Jesus are sustained.

Included is a brief examination of liberal criticism’s view of Christ and the New Testament.

(The latest edition has added a chapter on canonicity.)

1.  Jesus and History
2.  The Historical Reliability of the New Testament, Part I
3.  The Historical Reliability of the New Testament, Part II
4.  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Part I – Evidence from the Tomb
5.  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Part II – The Pentecost Phenomenon
6.  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Part III – The Apostles’ Testimony
7.  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Part IV – The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus
8.  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Part V – Evidence from Paul’s Epistles
9.  Jesus, the Man of Destiny
10. Jesus in the Context of Miracles
11. The Canonicity Factor
12. The Value of the Critical View of the Bible

The classes are held every two weeks from 7:00-8:30  p.m. There is a charge for the study manual, which includes postage. For more information, contact: Gary Davenport at 559-273-2383 or

SIBI Satellite Schools are simply groups of people who gather where they live to study God’s word using materials from Sunset External Studies.  Those who participate receive Biblical teaching from the excellent instructors at SIBI via video and audio courses. These professional courses are packaged with relevant reading materials as well as associated study guides.

Located in church buildings and homes across the USA and around the world, Satellite Schools allow people the opportunity to study God’s word in depth with excellent instruction adapted to their schedule and circumstances. It is not necessary for a person to uproot his or her family or to raise support in order to participate in a Satellite School.  This cost-effective method of study allows a student to study part-time and still continue with his or her normal daily activities.


Satellite Schools serve the purpose of training church leaders and spokesmen where they are without requiring relocation to the residence school in Lubbock. However, just as importantly, they also meet the needs of a grass roots movement of individual Christians who desire to be more effective servants in the kingdom strengthened by deeper Bible knowledge. The rapid growth in this ministry illustrates how effective this tool has become to hundreds of Christians seeking in-depth Bible knowledge. The statistics reported below demonstrate this fact.

Activity & Growth

satschool_map_02.pngSatellite Schools have been started in 46 states and in 20 foreign countries (some countries having several schools) with an estimated student body of 2,000+ audit and credit students.  New schools are being added on a regular basis contributing to this dynamic growth.

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