How to study the bible week 2: What is the Bible?

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Week 2:Observation

Dwelling in the Word

Dwelling in the WordListen to Luke 10:1-12Respond to one of the following:What captured your imagination?What question would you like to ask a Bible Scholar about the text?

Dwelling in the WordFind a reasonably friendly looking stranger and listen him/her into free speech. You may take notes.You will get three minutes each to share your responses.

Dwelling in the WordThis is _______, and he/she said...What do we hear in this tonight?

What is the Bible?

A History of the Word of God

ISRAELPRIMITIVE CHURCH

CAPT I V I TYHistory of the WORD OF GOD

Wordof God

WORDof God

CanonWordof God

CanonAbraham - Malachi400B.C. - ChristChrist 400 A.D.

oral

oral

EZRA

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LAWHISTORYWISDOMMAJOR PROPHETSMINOR PROPHETSGOSPELSHISTORYPAULS LETTERSGENERAL LETTERSPROPHECYGenres

What Lutherans Think About the Bible

Scripture is...The major significance of the Bible is not that it is a book, but rather that it reflects the life of the community of Israel and the primitive church as those communities sought to come to terms with the central reality that God was present with them in ways that regularly outran their ability to understand or cope. -- Paul Achtmeier quoted in Revisioning Evangelical Theology by Grenz p. 122

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The First Step of Bible StudyWhat was on the picture displayed on the screen when you entered the room?OBSERVATION

Three Steps of Observation

See itBreak itBuild it

Read with a pencil!Read different translationsSee It

Become a Detective!Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?What to Look ForSee It

Terms

See It

Terms

Lets drive on the drive so we can park at the park and play before the play. You down with that, homey?

Become a Detective!What to Look For

TermsStructureSee It

StructureAll Scripture is God-breathed is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, --so that(answers why?) the man of God may be thoroughly equipped --for-- every good work.-2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)See It

Structure2 Timothy3:16-17

See It

Become a Detective!What to Look For

TermsStructureLiterary FormSee It

Literary FormSee It

LAWHISTORYWISDOMMAJOR PROPHETSGOSPELSHISTORYPAULS LETTERSPROPHECY

Become a Detective!What to Look For

TermsStructureLiterary FormAtmosphereSee It

AtmosphereLord clothe the facts with fascination. Help me crawl into the skin of these people to see through their eyes, to feel with their fingers, to understand with their hearts, and to know with their minds. HendricksSee It

Three Steps of Observation

See itBreak itBuild it

Break itSix things to look for1. Things that are EMPHASIZED.2. Things that are REPEATED. 3. Things that are RELATED.4. Things that are ALIKE.5. Things that are UNLIKE.6. Things that are TRUE TO LIFE.

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Build it

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.

TeachingReproofCorrecting

TrainingBuild it

Build it

JESUS 1:1-2:4HOLY SPIRIT 2:5-47PETER - JEWS 3:1-8:3PETER,JOHN, PHILIP 8:4-12:25PAUL - GENTILES 8:4-12:25PENTECOSTJERUSALEMJUDEA & SAMARIATHE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Rejoice!Rejoice!Rejoice!Rejoice!Rejoice!

Prison for a Purpose!Copy Christ!Dont Despair Over Dogs!Think Right!Content, but Thankful.

Because of my chains, Christ is preached.Make me proud by being like Christ.What those false teachers have is nothing compared to knowing Christ.You should stand firm and think like Christ.In Christ Ive learned to be content in all things, but it sure is nice to be remembered by you.

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