Understanding the Bible Intorduction Session 1

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

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

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  • 1.
    • A Rhema Christian Fellowship
    • Sunday Study
    Session One
  • 2.
    • What do I believe about my faith?
    • How can I know what the will of God is?
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • List some reasons to study the Bible
  • 5.
    • 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.
  • 6.
    • 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.
  • 7.
    • 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?
  • 8.
    • 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
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • 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
  • 11.
    • Contains 66 books
    • 40 different authors
    • Covers approximately 1600 years
  • 12.
    • Old Testament written mostly in Hebrew
      • (some Aramaic )
    • Old Testament translated into Greek during Pre-Christian era
    Next
  • 13.
    • 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
  • 14.
    • The word Bible comes from Greek word “ biblos ”
    • The Greek word for “ word ” is “ logos ”
  • 15.
    • 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
  • 16.
    • Old Testament
      • The covenant of law
    • New Testament
      • The covenant of grace through Jesus Christ
  • 17.
    • 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)
  • 18.
    • Kings
    • Princes
    • Poets
    • Philosophers
    • Prophets
    • Statesmen
    • Some learned
    • Some unschooled fishermen
    • All inspired by God
  • 19.  
  • 20.  
  • 21.
      • 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?
  • 22.
    • 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?
  • 23.
      • 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?
  • 24.
      • 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?
  • 25.
    • 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?
  • 26.
    • 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)
  • 27.  
  • 28.
    • 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?
  • 29.
    • 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?
  • 30.
    • 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?
  • 31.
    • 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?
  • 32.
    • Revelation
    • How will the world end?
    • What will happen to people who have not trusted Jesus as Savior?
    • What will heaven be like?
  • 33.
    • 4 Books of the Gospel
    • 1 Book of History
    • 13 Epistles of Paul
    • 8 General Epistles
    • 1 Revelation
    Summary (27 Books)
  • 34.  
  • 35.
    • Study Bible
    • Bible Concordance
    • Bible Commentary
    • Dictionary and Thesaurus
    • Bible Handbook
    • Writing supplies (colored pens or pencils)
    • Computer or Handheld Assistant
  • 36.
    • 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
  • 37.
    • Inductive Study
      • Dissecting
      • Pondering
      • Asking questions
      • Drawing conclusions
      • Considers
        • Author
        • Characters
        • Events
        • Places
        • Culture
        • Word Meaning
  • 38.
    • 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)
  • 39.
    • 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?
  • 40.
    • 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
  • 41.
    • 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
  • 42.  
  • 43.
    • http://www.eprintablecalendars.com/word-searches/books-of-the-bible/
  • 44.  
  • 45.  
  • 46.
    • 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 _______?
  • 47.
    • 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?
  • 48.