Pastor Nichols began lecturing on theDoctrine of Manin 1979. This particular version of the course was delivered about 15 years later, in 1994. Although they are now about 25 years old, and were not yet in their "final format" (as he mentions in lecture no. 1), the messages are nevertheless insightful, full of instructive, edifying material, and – considered as a whole – go well beyond what would typically be heard from the pulpit. He lectures from the standpoint of the students already having heard hisDoctrine of Godmessages, which should be heard first before listening to these.