Personal Bible Study
Personal Bible Study I: First Hand Joy
It was said of Ezra that he "devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord..." The Psalmist declared, "I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word." Every believer has the duty and delight of knowing the liberating truth of Scripture. But how do you begin? What do you do? This six session class will help you get started by teaching basic principles of self-guided, inductive Bible study.
Session 1: Intro
Session 2: "CREEP" (Commands, Rebukes, Exhortations, Exaggeration, Promises)
Session 3: Observation Practices
Session 4: Law of Observation
Session 5: Law of Interpretation, Literary Context, Grammatical Context
Session 6: Cultural Context, Law of Application, Law of Correlation, Law of Communication
Personal Bible Study II - A classroom/workshop experience that builds on the skills learned in Personal Bible Study I (First Hand Joy). Personal Bible Study II will equip you with skills for the study of an entire book of the Bible. You will learn how to break a book down, analyze its parts, and put it back together again. This class takes the "puzzle" out of Bible study and puts you in charge of the big picture.