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How to study summer 2010 - week 3


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Week 3 in a six-week course on How to Study the Bible

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How to study summer 2010 - week 3

  1. 1. Three Steps of Observation<br />See it<br />Break it<br />Build it<br />
  2. 2. Break it<br />Six things to look for<br />1. Things that are EMPHASIZED.<br />2. Things that are REPEATED. <br />3. Things that are RELATED.<br />4. Things that are ALIKE.<br />5. Things that are UNLIKE.<br />6. Things that are TRUE TO LIFE.<br />
  3. 3. Build it<br />Create a chart that visually communicates the message of the text. Not what you think it MEANS, or how to APPLY it to your life, but one that shows what it SAYS.<br />
  4. 4. Build it<br />Correcting<br />Reproof<br />Teaching<br />Training<br />
  5. 5. Build it<br />
  6. 6. THE ENDS OF THE EARTH<br />JUDEA & SAMARIA<br />JERUSALEM<br />PENTECOST<br />JESUS 1:1-2:4<br />HOLY SPIRIT 2:5-47<br />PETER - JEWS 3:1-8:3<br />PETER,JOHN, PHILIP 8:4-12:25<br />PAUL - GENTILES 8:4-12:25<br />
  7. 7. Ephesians 6 demo<br />
  8. 8. Interpretation<br />What Does it Mean?<br />
  9. 9. Barriers to Interpretation<br />Language<br />Culture<br />Literary<br />Communication<br />
  10. 10. Tools of the Trade<br />Concordances<br />Bible Dictionaries<br />Bible Handbooks<br />Atlases<br />Bible Commentaries<br />
  11. 11. Using a concordance<br />
  12. 12. Practical Uses for a Concordance<br />Paperweight!<br />Finding the location of a verse.<br />Word studies<br />Topical Studies<br />
  13. 13. Practical Uses for Bible Dictionary<br />Define terms.<br />Biographical information.<br />Geographical background.<br />Cultural Background.<br />Introduction to books.<br />Introduction to theological terms and concepts.<br />
  14. 14. Bible Handbooks<br />Provide an introduction to each book<br />Provide an outline of the book<br />
  15. 15. Atlases<br />Provide Geographical insights to what the people and places were like in the context of the passage.<br />Provide a chronological list of maps to be able to picture the historical events of the Bible<br />
  16. 16. Using Commentaries<br />Three classes of commentaries:<br />Homiletical<br />Exegetical, non-technical <br />Exegetical, technical <br />