Course Outline

Session 1 August 19th  (Foundational Study)

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • The Goals for Effective Bible Reading & Study
  • The Centrality of Bible Study in the Life of the Church
  • What is the Bible and How We Got It?
  • Top 10 Reasons to Study the Bible
  • Homework Assignment

Session 2      August 20th   (Biblical Hermeneutics)

 

  • Biblical Hermeneutics Defined

 

  • Importance & Principles of Hermeneutics

 

  • Techniques of Hermeneutics

 

Session 3     August 21st   (Tools and Aids for Bible Study)

 

  • What Makes the Bible Different?

 

  • What to look for in Bible Translations

 

  • Concordances, Commentaries, Dictionaries

 

  • Class work/Homework

 

Session 4     August 22nd    (Effective Teaching Methods) 

 

  • The Art of the Lesson Plan

 

  • Creative Teaching Methods

 

  • Group Presentations-Application of Hermeneutic Principles

 

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Effective Bible Reading

 

 

 

The objective of this course is to assist the Bible student in understanding the

rules of correct Bible interpretation methods in order to appropriate Scripture

and to live a victorious life in Christ. 

The Purposes of Effective Bible Reading 

 

  1. To develop a more personal relationship with Christ (Salvation)

 

  1. To learn, understand and grow in the Word of God (Sanctification)

 

  1. To Apply the Word of God to our lives (Application)

 

  1. To spread the Gospel message (Evangelism)

 

  1. To train and edify others (Edification)

 

  1. To be conformed into the image of Christ (Glorification)

 

Effective Bible Word Study

 

Agape- Imputed-

 

Analogy- Judgment Seat of Christ-

 

Apocalyptic- Lion of Judah-

 

Apocrypha- Metaphors-

 

Apostasy- Olivet Discourse-

 

Church Age- Parousia-

 

Canon- Pharisees-

 

Context- Propitiation-

 

Covenant- Redeemer-

 

Dead Sea Scrolls- Septuagint-

 

Eschatology- Synagogue-

 

Exegesis- Systemic Theology-

 

Great White Throne- Testament-

 

Heretics- Temple-

 

Hyperbole-

 

Supporting Scriptures to Look Up

 

Genesis 12 2 Sam 23:5

 

Genesis 15 Ezekiel 32:40

 

Genesis 9:16 Ezekiel 37:26

 

Genesis 17:7, 13, 19 Hosea 14:4

 

Leviticus 24:8 Hebrews 8:6

 

Joshua 1:8 Psalm 119:165

 

1 Chronicles 16:17 Hebrews 12:24

 

Isaiah 24:5 Hebrews 13:20

 

Isaiah 55:3 1 Corinthians 11:25

 

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Romans 8:28-30

 

Matthew 26:26-29 Ephesians  4:13, 5:18

 

Mark 10:45 Galatians 4:4-5

 

Luke 22:20 Hebrews 1:1-2, 4:12

 

Luke 24:27, 46-47 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16

 

John 3:16-18 Romans 12:1-2

 

John 5:39 Acts 17:10-11

 

1 Peter 2:2 2 Peter 3:18

 

1 John 1:1 Rev. 1:1-3