Do you want to take study of the Bible more seriously?
If so...this is the program for you.
I am an educated Theologian and Apologist and have often noticed poor interpretations of Bible text. Even though I know this is most often unintentional, I wanted to do something to help change it.
That's why I offer this practical and informative workshop course where you will learn how to PROPERLY interpret and then apply God's Word.
In proper Theological terms, this is called Exegesis.
Trained Theologians and Biblical Scholars will do this work in the original languages; however, I know you most likely don't have this ability...and that's okay. You can still use the English Versions to work through the process and more accurately understand and apply Biblical text within it's original context.
I often envision a tornado when I think about this method of study because it actually works similar to a tornado. I share with attendees how they should begin with the bigger picture or broader context (macro) and then work it down to the more detailed of information (micro). It may sound hard, and it can be if you want to dive into its deepest level, but that isn't necessary to get a good, correct interpretation. I have taught this method to high school students in Christian Schools and it has been not only grasped, it has been applied and appreciated.
Remember, even though a TORNADO has impact at evert level, we most often see the biggest impact at its smallest point, The same is true of Biblical Text.
The key to interpreting text is to do it with an eye toward its original audience. Once, and only after we have done that, we can then draw lessons and application for ourselves and society/church in general.
In this course, I will demonstrate the method using the Book of Philemon from the New Testament.
Some of the areas I cover are:
- Canonical Placement
- Author Significance
- Audience Significance
- Cultural Significance
- Book Placement (Different that item 1)
- Word selection
- Scriptural Evidences/Support
- Contextual Interpretations
- Universal Application
- Practical Application
Again, this process may, at its first glance, seem like a difficult and time-consuming one. Difficult-not really. Time-Consuming...a little. But I assure you that the more you practice the method, the quicker and easier it becomes. You will become a much better student of God's Word.
If one believes and places one's life and destiny in the teaching of this book...
Isn't the time and effort worth it?
Is this something you would like to bring to YOUR church?
If so, reach out to me using the Mail Icon at either the top or bottom of the site.
Cost of this program is based on location and date and can be paid by either the church or by each individual student.
*Please note that if you ONLY believe in the use of the King James Version, this course would not be a good fit for you and your church. I love you but this isn't right for you.