How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible (CM1)

The Bible is God’s own Word to us – evidence that God loves us and wants us to know Him and live joyfully in His will. Yet too often people are intimidated or confused about how to read and study God’s Word. In this class we will examine several strategies for effective Bible study, with a practical approach to using study aids effectively and learning to apply the truths and principles of Scripture to our lives.

CM1 – How to Study the Bible, Lecture 1 – Introduction (September 14)

Assignment: Arthur, pp. 5-14 and Warren, pp. 9-47.

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CM1 – How to Study the Bible, Lecture 2 – Approaches to Bible Study (September 21)

Assignment: Arthur, pp. 15-52 and Warren, pp. 49-95. NIV Study Bible, read  pp. xiv – 9 and review pp. 2179-2530.

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CM1 – How to Study the Bible, Lecture 3 – Using the NIV Study Bible (September 28)

Assignment: Arthur, pp. 53-99 and Warren, pp. 97-188.

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CM1 – How to Study the Bible, Lecture 4 – Inductive Bible Study (October 5)

Assignment: Arthur, pp. 99-192 and Warren, pp. 189-270.

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CM1 – How to Study the Bible, Lecture 5 – Inductive Bible Study (October 12)

Assignment: Do an inductive study of 1 John.

(This class was an exercise in inductive study. No lecture notes or video.)

Inductive Bible Study Worksheet-RDA

CM1 – How to Study the Bible, Lecture 6 – Topical Bible Study (October 19)

Assignment: Choose a Bible study method from Rick Warren’s book and do it. Come prepared to discuss it next week.

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CM1 – How to Study the Bible, Lecture 7 – Creating a Personal Devotional Life (October 26)

No assignment this week.

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