The Institute for Hebraic Christian Studies was founded by Dr. Richard Booker and offers courses at the McKinney campus at the Bethany Center. The classes are conducted and taught by Dr. Victoria Sarvadi, a graduate of IHCS Houston, and Chaplain Lisa Depew, a graduate of IHCS McKinney. The institute offers 6 courses that consists of 12 classes in each course. Each year we provide 3 courses in the form of trimesters and will take 2 years to complete the degree.

Those who want to earn an Associates Degree in Hebraic-Christian Studies may do so by answering the questions at the end of each lesson and submitting their answers either on paper or electronically through email on a Word Document. Students who are not interested in earning the diploma need not submit their answers. Classes may be attended through Zoom or in person. Everyone must register.

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The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread

July 25th – October 10th

Every story is about Him.

A single, scarlet thread runs through the entire Bible, weaving a beautiful garment of salvation from Genesis to Revelation. This thread shows how the Old and New Testament fit together to tell one complete story.

This sacred thread is the blood covenant Jesus made with God for you.

Uncover the grand narrative of Jesus’s sacrifice, as it is powerfully and prophetically woven through the Scriptures beginning with the covenant rituals, Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets.

With three powerful new chapters, this expanded edition of the classic best seller, The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread, is your invitation to step into the story of redemption – not merely as a listener, but as a participant.

  • Discover the prophetic origins of the New Testament’s promise for believers and how they picture Jesus in every book of the Bible.
  • Experience personally the deep significance of the covenants, the Passover, crossing the threshold and eating the salt of the covenant.
  • Enter the manifest presence of God through the ancient invitation of the Tabernacle, the High Priest and the sacrificial offerings.

Have a fresh encounter with God and the supernatural power of the blood of Jesus!

JR 100

Discovering Jesus in the Covenants and Rituals.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the various covenants in the Hebrew Scriptures with a special emphasis on the blood covenant. The student learns the basic blood covenant ritual and God revealed it to Adam, Abraham, Moses and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He has made for us through Messiah Jesus.


Discovering Jesus in the Sabbaths and Feasts – May 1 – July 31, 2023 (No class on Memorial Day)

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand why God gave the Sabbath(s) and Feasts in the Hebrew Scriptures. The student will study the meaning of the Sabbath, when and how it is to be kept, and by whom. The student will also study the biblical Feasts as a foreshadowing of the Messiah as well as other Jewish holidays.

JR 300

Israel and the Nations in History and Prophecy – September 11 – November 13, 2023

This course is to help the student understand God’s plan for Israel and the nations in history and prophecy. The student will gain an overview of the entire history of the Jewish people including their past glory and suffering, present crisis and future hope. The student will also study the prophecies of the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures in light of their fulfillment in Jesus.




Primary Teacher, Graduate IHCS 1999, Doctorate in Theology, CSBR & HCG



Teacher, Graduate IHCS 2018


Richard Booker, PHD, ORD.

Teacher, Founder of IHCS