Sunday Morning Greek Blog

September 2, 2011

HUB: How to Understand Your Bible: Week 1

Filed under: Biblical Studies,New Testament,Old Testament,Psalms — Scott Stocking @ 6:15 pm

Here is a synopsis of what we covered Wednesday night. We had nine people in class. What a great start! I hope you all come back next week.

Week 1 Learning Outcomes: After this week’s lesson, the class member should be able to:

  • Discuss with others what the Bible says about itself by citing key passages;
  • Recall the main reason for reading the Bible;
  • Describe the dual roles of love as they relate to the main reason for reading the Bible; and
  • List the five “big-picture” themes of the overall biblical story.

The following is adapted from Jake Christian’s curriculum

Read the following Scripture passages to prepare for class:

  • Psalm 119
  • 2 Timothy 3, especially verses 14–17
  • Matthew 22:37–40
  • 1 John 2:3–6
  • 1 John 3:16–18
  • Ephesians 4:11–16

The Big Picture:

  • Created for Oneness
  • Otherness Introduced
  • Otherness Expanded
  • Otherness Abated (I modified this from the handout)
  • Redeemed into Oneness

Some questions to consider (no right or wrong answers; just reflection):

  • What words or concepts come to mind when you think about the Bible?
  • What have been your successes in reading and studying the Bible?
  • Where do you want to experience some growth in reading and studying the Bible?
  • What does the Bible say about itself?
  • Who has had the most influence on your understanding of the Bible?

Next Week’s Topic: Introducing the Bible Study Method:

  • Get a Bible
  • Read it.
  • Think about how it applies to your life.
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