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Rhema Christian Fellowship Sunday Study intorduction lesson to Studying the Bible.

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      • A Rhema Christian Fellowship
      • Sunday Study
      Session One
      • What do I believe about my faith?
      • How can I know what the will of God is?
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      • List some reasons to study the Bible
      • God’s way of speaking to us and blessing us.
      • We learn what the Christian life is about.
      • We are reading the words and messages of God Himself.
      • We are being obedient.
      • We become equipped to deal with others.
      • We hear and interact with God through His words.
      • We get everything we seek and need from God.
      • We gain a greater in-depth knowledge of biblical accounts.
      • We can fully understand the Good News.
      • There are hundreds of promises from God.
      • List some reasons to study the Bible
      • What we will examine in our studies
        • Who is the Bible about?
        • Who is it for?
        • Who wrote it?
        • When was it written?
        • What is it about?
        • Where did the events take place?
        • Why was it written?
        • How did it get written?
        • What are some ways to study it?
        • How do I interpret it?
      • Sessions 1 & 2 – What is and why study the Bible?
      • Session 3 – How do we study the Bible?
      • Session 4 – Observation: What to look for in sentences?
      • Session 5 - Observation: What to look for in paragraphs?
      • Session 6 - Observation: What to look for in discourses?
      • Session 7 – Context – Then and Now
      • Session 8 – Application and Meaning
      • Session 9 – Interpretative Journey
      • Sessions 10 – Putting it all together: A Study of Romans
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      • True or false? The Bible is a collection of individual unrelated stories put together by a group of clergy to teach us the right way to live.
      • God’s written revelation of His will to men
      • Central theme is salvation through Jesus Christ
      • Explains why Jesus Christ is the Savior for the World
      • Contains 66 books
      • 40 different authors
      • Covers approximately 1600 years
      • Old Testament written mostly in Hebrew
        • (some Aramaic )
      • Old Testament translated into Greek during Pre-Christian era
      Next
      • Aramaic : a Semitic language of the ancient Near East, dating from about 300 BC and still spoken in the region.
      • Semitic : a group of languages belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family and spoken in North Africa and Southwest Asia, including Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Maltese, and Amharic
      • Amharic : the official language of Ethiopia, belonging to the Semitic branch of Afro-Asiatic languages and written in Ethiopic script.
      Back
      • The word Bible comes from Greek word “ biblos ”
      • The Greek word for “ word ” is “ logos ”
      • The word “ testament ” means covenant
      • The word “ covenant ” means “ promise ”, “ pledge ”, or “ contract ”
      • Old Testament
        • Covenant God made with man about his salvation before Christ came
      • New Testament
        • Covenant God made with man about his salvation after Christ came
      • Old Testament
        • The covenant of law
      • New Testament
        • The covenant of grace through Jesus Christ
      • Old Testament – begins with God (Gen 1:1)
      • New Testament – begins with Christ (Mat 1:1)
      • Adam to Abraham – history of human race (Gen 1- Gen 11)
      • Abraham to Christ – history of chosen race (Gen 11 – Mat 1)
      • Christ to His return– history of the church (Acts – Rev)
      • Kings
      • Princes
      • Poets
      • Philosophers
      • Prophets
      • Statesmen
      • Some learned
      • Some unschooled fishermen
      • All inspired by God
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        • Genesis
        • Exodus
        • Leviticus
        • Numbers
        • Deuteronomy
      • Where did the universe come from?
      • What makes human beings special?
      • Why do people do wrong and evil things?
      • Does God care what happens to us?
      • How can I know what God expects of us?
      • Joshua
      • Judges
      • Ruth
      • 1 Samuel
      • 2 Samuel
      • 1 Kings
      • 2 Kings
      • 1 Chronicles
      • 2 Chronicles
      • Ezra
      • Nehemiah
      • Esther
      • What is God’s plan for the world?
      • Does God control what happens in history?
      • Does it pay a nation to honor God?
        • Job
        • Psalm
        • Proverbs
        • Ecclesiastes
        • Song of Solomon
      • Can I find meaning in life apart from God?
      • How do I communicate with God?
      • How can we survive suffering?
      • What guidelines help me make wise choices?
        • Isaiah
        • Jeremiah
        • Lamentations
        • Ezekiel
        • Daniel
      • Does God ever reveal the future?
      • What prophecies have already come true?
      • What sins is God sure to judge?
      • How will the world end?
      • Hosea
      • Joel
      • Amos
      • Obadiah
      • Jonah
      • Micah
      • Nahum
      • Habakkuk
      • Zephaniah
      • Haggai
      • Zechariah
      • Malachi
      • How much does God love us?
      • Do people really get away with being “wicked”?
      • What kind of society will God bless?
      • What kind of society is He sure to punish?
      • Is our country in danger today?
      • 5 Books of the Law
      • 12 Books of History
      • 5 Books of Poetry
      • 17 Books of Prophecy
        • 5 Major Prophets
        • 12 Minor Prophets
      Summary (39 Books)
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      • Matthew
      • Mark
      • Luke
      • John
      • Who is Jesus?
      • What did Jesus’ miracles prove?
      • What did Jesus teach about God?
      • What did Jesus teach about the Kingdom of Heaven?
      • Why did Jesus have to die?
      • Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
      • Acts
      • What happened to Jesus’ followers after He rose from the dead?
      • How did the Christian movement spread?
      • Who did early Christians believe Jesus was?
      • Romans
      • 1 Corinthians
      • 2 Corinthians
      • Galatians
      • Ephesians
      • Philippians
      • Colossians
      • 1 Thessalonians
      • 2 Thessalonians
      • 1 Timothy
      • 2 Timothy
      • Titus
      • Philemon
      • What does it mean to be saved?
      • What special powers has God given to Christians?
      • What will happen when Jesus comes back?
      • Hebrews
      • James
      • 1 Peter
      • 2 Peter
      • 1 John
      • 2 John
      • 3 John
      • Jude
      • How are followers of Jesus different?
      • Does God talk to believers today?
      • Where is Jesus and what is He doing right now?
      • Revelation
      • How will the world end?
      • What will happen to people who have not trusted Jesus as Savior?
      • What will heaven be like?
      • 4 Books of the Gospel
      • 1 Book of History
      • 13 Epistles of Paul
      • 8 General Epistles
      • 1 Revelation
      Summary (27 Books)
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      • Study Bible
      • Bible Concordance
      • Bible Commentary
      • Dictionary and Thesaurus
      • Bible Handbook
      • Writing supplies (colored pens or pencils)
      • Computer or Handheld Assistant
      • Reading Thorough the Bible in a Year
        • Start at “In the beginning” (Gen 1:1)
        • End at “The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all” (Rev 22:21)
      • Deductive Study
        • Topical study
        • Gives Biblical overview of a topic
        • Reveals Biblical harmony throughout
      • Inductive Study
        • Dissecting
        • Pondering
        • Asking questions
        • Drawing conclusions
        • Considers
          • Author
          • Characters
          • Events
          • Places
          • Culture
          • Word Meaning
      • Devotional Study
        • Designed to deepen your personal relationship with God
        • Tools: Bible, notepad, and writing instrument
        • Process of
          • Reading many times
          • Making notes
          • Writing questions
          • Personalizing (write in own words)
      • Character, Event, and Place Studies
        • Situations happen to people for a reason
        • Gives an understanding how God deals with people who react in certain ways in given situations
        • Look at details
          • What is said?
          • What is done?
          • How God instructed and corrected?
          • How God blessed or condemned?
      • Keyword Study
        • Singular words and their variations
        • Give text life and meaning
        • Use concordance to locate where keyword are used in the Bible
        • Use thesaurus to locate synonyms (different words, same meanings)
        • Warning: always look at a word in context
      • Reading Thorough the Bible in a Year Method
      • Deductive Study Method
      • Inductive Study Method
      • Devotional Study Method
      • Character, Event, and Place Study Method
      • Keyword Study
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      • http://www.eprintablecalendars.com/word-searches/books-of-the-bible/
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      • What two essential questions can be answered by studying my Bible?
      • How many books are in the Bible?
        • How many Old Testament?
        • How many New Testament?
      • Old Testament was originally written in _____?
      • New Testament was originally written in ____?
      • If you want to learn about the early church got to the book of _______?
      • What are the first five books of the Bible called?
      • In the Bible what group of books can you find what Biblical prophecy has already come true?
      • In what book can I find information about the “End Times”?
      • Is the word “rapture” used in the Bible?
      • Which study method will we use in Sunday Studys?
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