Week 2 Receiving God’s Love with My Mind The Habit of Bible Study
Discuss questions #1 and #2
Discuss study on page 16
Page 21 discuss questions #3 and #4
WHAT IS THE BIBLE?
Genre makes a difference
LAW HISTORY POETRY MAJOR PROPHETS MINOR PROPHETS GOSPELS HISTORY PAUL’S LETTERS GENERAL LETTERS REVELATION
Gospels JESUS is the Word of God The Kingdom of God as opposed to The Empire of Man Story of Israel Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph Judges, Kings, Exile, Restoration Story of Apostles Peter, James, John, Philip, Paul Trying to cross cultural boundaries
MY GROWTH PLAN
Do you have a MIND plan?
Core Knowledge ( if there were five things you should know …):
How to Study the Bible
Life of Jesus
What do I Believe (and why)?
How do I grow?
The Bible and YOU!
How Can We Get into the Bible? (or, how can we get the Bible into us?)
D.A.T.E. – Daily Bible Reading Discipline
Small Group Bible Studies
Classes at Church
Don’t Hunt and Peck! Choose a book and read it through, slowly
The Application Bridge Culture THEN Culture NOW Timeless Principle Example: 1 Corinthians 8
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. (2nd ed.). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.