How to Study the Bible | Syllabus

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How to Study the Bible | Syllabus Class Information Instructors: Doug Rowland and Mike Nafziger Classroom: Upper Classroom North Time: Saturdays 5:30pm Office Telephone: 563-359-5333 E-mail: [email protected]

Course Description/Objective Acquire the skills to become better at reading, understanding, and applying the Bible to life.

Textbook & Class Materials Required Texts • •

ESV Bible Journey Into God’s Word: Your Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays o Price: $15.00 (Amazon)

Recommended Resources •

Grasping God’s Word (Expanded Version of Journey Into God’s Word; J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hayes

How To Read the Bible For All Its Worth; Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible; Robert Plummer

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Syllabus: How To Study the Bible

Class Schedule Week 1 March 18

Topic What is the Bible?

2 March 25

3 April 1

Intro to Inductive Bible Study Observation

4 April 8


5 April 22


6 April 3

Redemptive Themes and Conclusion

Objectives What does scripture say about itself, how did the 66 books come to be, and what’s the deal with all these translations? What is inductive Bible study and how do I do it?

Due Before Class Nothing!

To understand the basic principles of observation; to recognize key words, phrases, and ideas To learn how to read a passage in context and determine what it meant for the original audience

Write out 1 Peter 2:1-10 by hand and read several times Write out at least 30 observations from the text (There is a prize for whoever has the most!) Fill out Interpretation Worksheet

To discover how to bridge the gap between the original audience and yourself and apply the principles of the text to your own life To seek out how the text furthers your understanding of the Gospel

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Read 1 Peter

Fill out Application Worksheet