Establishing People in God’s Word EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE ANY TIME ANY PLACE ANY LANGUAGE ANY AGE That they may REVERENCE Him!
PRECEPT’S VISION: People… Living as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ Serving the church faithfully In the power of the Holy Spirit Viewing the world biblically Studying the Bible inductively
WELCOME to… The ADVENTURE of Discovering TRUTH for Yourself In the TREASURE of God’s Word!
GOD Speaks… ALL Scripture is inspired by God II Timothy 3:16 But WHOSE Interpretation Is Correct?
GOD Speaks… This is The INDUCTIVE Method of Study
The Inductive Method Observation Interpretation Application
ALL Bible Study Begins with PRAYER Lord, open my eyes that I may see WONDERFUL things in your Word. May my love abound in REAL knowledge and all discernment.
Observe The BIG Picture What did The Author intend to communicate? First: Read the Whole Book What is the PURPOSE of the Book? Next: Read Chapter 1 What are the REPEATED words, thoughts? Use the OBSERVATION WORKSHEETS Located at the back of your workbook
OVERVIEW the Whole Book –As you read, noticeWHO? WHAT? WHAT? WHERE? WHERE? WHEN? WHEN?WHY? HOW? HOW? Give each CHAPTER a TITLE, using key words Or simply what happens in each chapter
OVERVIEW… The Chapter Mark words with a distinctive color or shape –LOCATION –TIME –KEY Words –KEY Words (Repeated/ Significant words) –LISTS –LISTS (Simple or 1,2,3 or Topical) –CONTRASTS –COMPARISONS –COMPARISONS (Like, As) –TERMS of CONCLUSION –TERMS of CONCLUSION (Finally, Therefore) –PARAGRAPH Titles
God INTERPRETATION What does God mean in this passage? WORD STUDIES HEBREW or GREEK CROSS-REFERENCES –Check what God says about THIS topic in other Scriptures COMMENTARIES –TO BE USED ONLY AFTER YOUR OWN WORK IS DONE –Check what Bible scholars say about this topic
APPLICATION What has God taught ME this week through His Word? ALL ALL Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for… Teaching:Teaching: doctrine Reproof:Reproof: agree with God about our wrong thinking or unrighteous behavior CorrectionCorrection: actually changing behavior by God’s grace Training in Righteousness:Training in Righteousness: warnings, learning from the examples of Bible men & women That the man of God may be equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:16
LIVING IT OUT Personal Transformation Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 Teach Others And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. II Timothy 2:2
Each Precept Lesson BUILDS upon the Previous Week For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little. Isaiah 28:10 So Be SURE to Come to EACH class!
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