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.

 

Lessons

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…

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…

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 ~…

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…

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…

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)…

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…