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07 May

Online course - How to Study the Bible

Time & Date

Event Dates:
May 07, 2018 - June 01, 2018
Time Zone

CT - Central Time

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Event Details

Audience: Lay Leaders Men Older Adult Single Adult Women

If you know it’s important to study God’s Word, and you want to read your Bible faithfully, but sometimes you just don’t know how or where to begin… If you sometimes wish you knew how to go about understanding what you are reading in more detail… Or if you feel intimidated at times because you find it difficult to understand the meaning of the biblical text… …this online course is designed for you! You don’t have to be a long-time Christian or a seminary-trained theologian to read and apply the truths of the Bible – God has given His Holy Scriptures to all of us! Using the methods taught in this class, we can dig more deeply into the biblical text. You will learn the process of reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible, a process that our text authors refer to as the “Interpretive Journey.” This journey starts with a call to careful reading, because this is where we determine what the biblical text meant in its original context. Before we are ready to apply that meaning to our lives, however, we need to measure the width of the river that separates us from the world of the text. Once we have crossed the river, then we will be able to apply the meaning of the Bible in relevant and reliable ways. In addition, this course will help you understand the differences between the many versions of the Bible and how to select one best-suited for your goals and purposes, and will also introduce you to some tools you can use in your studies. This course will help you begin to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in a wonderful never-ending journey of immersing yourself in God’s Word and growing spiritually as you learn more about God’s redemptive plan for humanity through the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. This course is four weeks long, and there will be assignments every weekday. Please plan to participate in the course site for one hour each day weekday; if you have to miss a day, then there is flexibility to make it up the next day with a little extra time or on the weekend. Students will need a copy of the book Journey Into God’s Word by Duvall and Hays, for the start of class. This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course.2.0 CEUs are available upon successful completion of this course. Price: $100.

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