Living by the Book Week 1

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Four week study on how to study the Bible based on Living by the Book by Howard & William Hendricks.

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Living by the Book Week 1

  1. 1. Living by the BookAn Introduction to Bible Study Methods Week 1
  2. 2. What is the Bible?• What are some views of the Bible? – Answer Book – Owners Manuel – Theological Text Book – Tool for Manipulation• What are the issues that come with each of these views?
  3. 3. What is the Bible?The Bible is not a book for the faint of heart- it is a book full of all the greed and gloryand violence and tenderness and sex andbetrayal that benefits mankind. It is not thecollection of pretty little anecdotes mouthedby pious little church mice - it does not somuch nibble at our shoe leather as it cuts tothe heart and splits the marrow from thebone. It does not give us answers fitted toour small-minded questions, but truth thatgoes beyond what we can even know to ask. from Thoughts and Reflections by Rich Mullins
  4. 4. What is the Bible?• A working definition: A collection of writings containing the record and revelation of God’s interaction with man.
  5. 5. Where are we going?• Observation• Interpretation• Application• Correlation
  6. 6. A collection of writings…• Must begin with reading – Elementary Reading • Rudiments of the art of reading • Receives basic training in reading • Acquires initial skills • What does the sentence say? – Inspectional Reading • Time is a key element at this stage • Maximize involvement within given parameters • What is this book about?
  7. 7. A collection of writings…• Must begin with reading – Elementary Reading – Inspectional Reading – Analytical Reading • More complex and systematic • Ask organized and many questions • Preeminently for the sake of understanding – Syntopical Reading • Most complex and systematic • Interacting with resources in relationship to another topic/idea/concept from How to Read a Book by Adler & Van Doren
  8. 8. Units of Thought Words Sentences Paragraphs Chapters Book
  9. 9. Observation Tools• Reading Strategies – Thoughtfully – Repeatedly – Patiently – Selectively – Prayerfully – Imaginatively – Meditatively – Purposefully – Acquisitively – Telescopically
  10. 10. Observation Tools• Reading Strategies• Questions to Ponder – Who? – What? – Where? – When? – Why? – Wherefore?
  11. 11. Observation Tools• Reading Strategies• Questions to Ponder• Grammar Structure – Verbs – Subject and Object – Modifiers – Prepositional Phrases – Connectives
  12. 12. Observation Tools• Reading Strategies• Questions to Ponder• Grammar Structure• Literary Structure – Biographical – Geographical – Historical – Chronological – Ideological
  13. 13. Observation Tools• The Laws of Structure – Cause & Effect – Climax – Comparison – Contrast – Explanation or Reason – Interchange – Introduction & Summary – Pivot or Hinge – Proportion – Purpose – Question & Answer – Repetition – Specific to General; General to Specific
  14. 14. Observation Tools• Reading Strategies• Questions to Ponder• Grammar Structure• Literary Structure• The Laws of Structure
  15. 15. Observation Tools• Reading Strategies• Questions to Ponder• Grammar Structure• Literary Structure• The Laws of Structure• Mile Markers – Emphasized – Repeated – Related – Alike – Unlike – True to Life
  16. 16. Observation Tools• Reading Strategies• Questions to Ponder• Grammar Structure• Literary Structure• The Laws of Structure• Mile Markers
  17. 17. Titus 3:-8• Take some time this week to practice observing• Titus 3:3-8 and Titus 3:3-8 (remix) have been provided to allow you to take notes• Consolidate questions• Prioritize information• Bring back 50 observations by next week
  18. 18. Next Week• Observation• Interpretation• Application• Correlation

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