Understanding the Bible

Day 1 –

Day 2 –

Art and Beauty in the Bible

Day 3 –

Fitting the little stories into the Big Story

  1. Five Frameworks for Understanding the Scriptures Video and notes
  2. The Big Story and the New Covenant Video and notes
    • The Big Story
    • The New Covenant
  3. What difference does it make? Video and notes
    • Is there a future for Ethnic Israel?
    • How the Frameworks affect our Interpretation
    • A different take on the BIG story of the Bible

Day 4 –

What is God saying to me?

  1. What does Inspired mean? and who decided what books are in the Bible? Video and notes
    • Inspiration and Inerrancy: Are there mistakes?
    • The Canon —Why some books are Scripture and some are not
  2. What makes for a good Bible Translation? Video and notes
    • Different Translations of the Scriptures
      • Comparisons of Translations
    • Genres —Types of literature in the Bible
      • Recommeded book How to Read the Bible for all its Worth, by Fee & Stewart
    • Culture —Bridging the cultural divide
  3. What is God saying to me? Video and notes
    • Bible Study - Twelve Principles for reading the Bible
    • Suggested steps for doing a Bible Study and hearing God