If you began today, you could spend a lifetime looking for and discovering all of the treasures of the Bible. In Bible Study Basics you will need to become childlike, yet scientific at the same time, as you ask these questions: Who is the author? To whom is he writing? Why? When? Where? How? Wherefore? In asking these questions you will learn how to discover the growing, living, life-changing ideas that God has for you. Begin today.
- Understand and put into practice the law of context in Bible study.
- Understand the context of plain and normal meaning.
- Explain the importance of the context of the Bible as a whole in determining accurate scriptural principles.
- Understand the basic, foundational truths in Scripture.
- Apply the Inductive Bible Study Method and explain six rules for interpreting prophecy.
- Understand various Bible tools and how they are used.
I’m planning to use the Basic Courses’ content and materials to teach basics to young couples. They seem to fit my needs. As a sideline, I have one complaint and suggestion. The complaint is that the graphics in the margins are faint and some lettering, especially in withing the graphics themselves, are difficult or impossible to read. The suggestion is, the graphic material could be very valuable if they were accessible as PowerPoint presentations to help those who want to use them in training in churches and on the mission field.R.L.
I found this helpful to have some guidelines and tools to help me to know how to study the Bible more effectively.Kathryn
It begins even now to make things clear and and the hope of getting to know my Father better.Johnnie
Informative and interestingMyrna
This course was very helpful. The content was faithful to the course promise and clearly articulated. The lectures were appropriate in length, taking into consideration attention spans via the electronic platform, and contained the requisite information for the later application demands. I would suggest an option of viewing the correct answers for questions missed in the quizzes. Additionally, the discussion forum had responses to questions that were not aligned with the questions posed for the course I was taking. You could also consider providing prompts to support reviewing aligned course content within the lesson for questions missed, in lieu or in addition to providing the correct answers. This reduced the opportunity for me to engage the thinking of peers in this platform, which can be an enriching experience.Carolyn
It clarifies the basics for me.Solus
This was a great thought provoking course. It was exactly what I was looking for in a Bible study course. Most of the information included was new to me so this was an exciting exploration.Curt
Very insightful and now when I study the scriptures, I will have a better understanding!Dawn
Loved this course. Learning about exegesis and hermeneutics and macro and micro observation will be invaluable tools for in-depth Bible studyTheresa
It was good reading. Very helpful understanding how to study the Bible and understanding what is needed on my part to deliver a well structured message so that the received has a good understanding of the message to interpret it and apply it to their lives.Unice
Even though I have read the Bible through several times, this course has helped me begin to learn more in depth on how to actually “study” instead of just “read”.Debora