Inductive Bible Study – Spring 2021

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The Inductive Bible Study course is an 8-week hands-on training class in how to study the Scriptures.  Students will learn to discern God’s (the Author) intended meaning through the careful study of the Scripture.  The Inductive Bible Study method provides the tools necessary to recognize the various literary genre used by God and to then properly interpret the message that God is communicating.  Students will gain a fresh appreciation of the Bible and its life transforming message as they learn to ” rightly divide the word of truth” (2Tim. 2:15).

The class is designed to benefit all Christians, however it is especially necessary as a foundation for anyone who has been called by God to teach His Word.

No prerequisites are required.



Class 2 ~ Inductive Bible Study

Class work ~ review homework Assignment #1 ~ applying the principles of IBS to Mark 2:1-12 Class work ~ new material Review the various general literary genres (book type) used in the Bible] Narrative Epistle Poetry Parables Prophecy General overview of how to apply the IBS method to the various genres In-class work ~ outling […]

Class 3 ~ Inductive Bible Study

Review homework Assignment #2 ~ Charting Psalm 1 In-class work Overview of the unique features of Hebrew poetry including: Figurative language Synonymous parallelism Synthetic parallelism Antithetic parallelism Outlining & charting an Epistle Practice outlining the epistle of Jude ~ use text on page 31 Homework Read page 35 of IBS manual Do Assignment #3 found […]

Class 4 ~ Inductive Bible Study

Review homework Assignment #3 ~ charting the epistle of Jude In-class work Working with Parables Guidelines for working with Parables Outline the Parable of Sower Homework Complete Assignment 6 ~ chart Mark 4:1-20 on pages 51-52 of the IBS workbook providing your observations, interpretations & applications of the text. Provide the central point (emphasis) of […]

Class 5 ~ Inductive Bible Study

Review homework Assignment # 6 ~ charting Mark 4:1-20 The Parable of the Sower (or Soils) Class work Introduce the genre of Prophecy Define the different types of prophecy in the Bible Guidelines for appyling IBS to prophetic Scripture In-class work ~ Assignment #7 (Isaiah 1:1-31) on pages 57-58 of your IBS manual Homework Read […]

Class 6 ~ Inductive Bible Study

Review homework Assignment #7 – charting Isaiah 1 (pages 58 & 60-63 of your IBS manual) Class work Outlining Psalm 139 with an emphasis on identifying the type of Hebrew parallelism used Review various commentators outlines of Psalm 139 Homework Chart Psalm 139 (pages 36-38 of your IBS manual) Additional resources Class slides [download]  

Class 7 ~ Inductive Bible Study

Review homework Assignment #4 charting Psalm 139 Class work Acts 1:1-12 – review text & answer qustions about text identifying the type of question asked (obervation, interpretation, application & synthetic) Develop an outline for Acts 1:1-12 Assignment [download] Homework Chart Acts 1:1-12 Additional resources Class slides [download]  

Class 8 ~ Inductive Bible Study

Review homework & in-class work Groups of 6 students review your charting of Acts 1:1-12 Take note of insights found by each student–those you all have in common & the unique observations, interpretations & applications each student discovered Introduction to study tools to assist the student in his/her study of the Bible Homework Read The […]