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“Why We Study the Bible”

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'You have magnified Your Word above all your name'

Psalm 138:2b

What comparison does the text make between the Bible and the Church's 'Declaration of Independence'?

The Bible is the Church’s “Declaration of Independence”.

Being in Bible college, we should be _________

Being a 'doer' of the Word not just a hearer.

Which action should one take when approaching the Bible, according to the text?

Do as it says.

Our goal for Bible study is ______

life transformation.

We must be born again.

True

The goal of my Bible study time is: not only observation or interpretation, but it is an application that brings transformation in my life.

True

Desire the _____ of the word, I must be motivated

milk

Continue in the ______.

Word

The Bible is the greatest book ever written.

True

The word is _______, which means without error.

infallible

Find the MOST correct answer.......The Word of God is ______.

Complete

The Bible is a Book of Divine ______, the Owner’s manual for life.

instruction

_____ in our right standing with, that man may be complete, Thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Instruction

_______ – teaching

Doctrine

_______ - points out the error

Reproof

______ - teaches us how to live right

Correction

The Bible is the ______ of the Kingdom of God.

Constitution

Magna Carta example: our Bill of rights.

True

Example of doers in the Bible is _______

2 Timothy 3:5

Jesus taught this truth in the parable of the two builders.

True

The bible is God Himself speaking to men.

True

Be _____ and _____ to the Word of God.

willing / obedient

The Bible is God’s standard; no man could have written standard this high.

True

Martin Luther’s Bible Study Method: First, Shake the Tree, and ____________ – Read the Bible as a whole, from cover to cover, Climb the tree and shake each limb – study each book of the Bible, Shake each branch- Study a chapter of the Bible, Shake every twig – Study a verse in the chapter of a book in the Bible, Look under every leaf – Search the meaning of the individual words in the Bible.

the ripest fruit falls to the ground

What is the relationship between sin and the Bible, as stated in the text?

The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.

Which of the following is NOT one of the ten spiritual disciplines listed in the text?

Memorize the word

What does the Word of God do for believers?

Teaches, reproves, corrects, and trains

Bible study is a primary means _____________

To train and equip the believer for service

Martin Luther's Bible Study Method: Shake the Tree, and the ripest fruit falls to the ground – __________

Read the Bible as a whole, from cover to cover

Martin Luther’s Bible Study Method: Climb the tree and shake each limb – ______________

study each book of the Bible

Martin Luther’s Bible Study Method:
Shake each branch- _____________

Study a chapter of the Bible

Martin Luther’s Bible Study Method: __________ – Study a verse in the chapter of a book in the Bible

Shake every twig

Martin Luther’s Bible Study Method: ___________ – Search the meaning of the individual words in the Bible.

Look under every leaf

Ten Spiritual Disciplines: (1) Meditate on the word, (2) Eat the word, (3) Picture the word, (4) Pray the word, (5) Study the word, (6) Sing the Word, (7) Live by the word, (8) Continue in the word, (9) Model the word, (10) Preach the Word.

True

The word for growth, Word is essential for maturity, Word is essential for training and equipping.

True

______ was understood by the average citizen and was used by the writers of the New Testament.

Greek

A translation is a systematic in another language while retaining the original sense.

True

A _______ is a retelling of the original test; in other words, to clarify meaning.

Paraphrase

“Thought-for- Thought” translation, known as “_______” equivalence.

Dynamic

“Word-for-word” translation, known as “_____” equivalence.

Formal

Guidelines for Effective Study Environment which are: Your study place should always be available to you for your study time, Your study place should be free from distractions, Your study place should contain all the study materials you need, your study space should contain a large desk or table, Your study place should have storage space, your study place should have a comfortable chair, your study place should have enough light, your study place should have a comfortable temperature, your study place should be separate from the place you take break.

True

3 ways to approach reading the scriptures which are ________ , _________, and _________

Devotionally, Systematically, Topically

A topical approach, on its own, can cause imbalance. By choosing topics that are important or interesting, one may overlook or neglect other important truths.

True

Application Stage Examples which are: Is there an example for me to follow? Is there a sin to avoid? Is there a promise to claim?

True

Six Pitfalls of Interpretation to watch out for when reading the Bible which are (1) Misreading, (2) Distorting the text, (3) Contradicting the text, (4) Subjectivism, (5) Relativism, (6)Overconfidence.

True

_______ stage: Five questions to ask: What is the context?, What do the words mean?, what does the grammar show?, what is the background?, Interpret Scripture in the light of the other scripture.

interpretation

Observation level 1 - Read it.........Observation level 2: What, when, where, how, who, and why...............Observation level 3: Digging deeper ( Attention to Detail)

True

The study techniques: _____, _______, and ______

Observation, Interpretation, Application.

The Five Books of Moses by O.T. Allis is standard for discussion of the _______.

Pentateuch

The goal of studying the Bible is: to receive ______ so you can grow in your relationship with God and fulfill His purpose for you life.

Revelation knowledge

Introduction to the new Testament by ______

Thiessen

Introduction Guide to the Old Testament by _____.

Unger

An exhaustive Concordance is normally separate book.

True

A partial concordance DOES contain every Scripture that could possibly be found with those words.

False

Examples of _______: Strong’s, Young’s, Cruden’s.

Concordances

A ________is a useful tool for: Finding a scripture, Conducting a word search, Accomplishing a topic search.

Concordance

The _______ is the best teacher. There is no substitute for reading the Bible. It throws a great deal of light on the commentaries.

Holy Spirit

Be aware though that a learner can rely on the writing of commentators rather than gaining insight first-hand.

True

Bible _____ example: WE Vine’s MA, expository Dictionary of New Testament words.

Dictionary

The benefits of a Study Bible example: Chapter outlines, introductory paragraphs, supplemental notes and brief commentaries, cultural and historical information, General themes of the Bible, Practical application for you life, Margin notes, Cross-reference.

True

Name 8 benefits of a Study Bible:

All answers are correct

The advantage of a Study Bible, is that it puts many useful ____ at the fingertips of the reader. (These bridge the gap between the ancient world and our contemporary society)

Tools

The danger of study Bibles

All answers are correct

This study Bible is recommended for CFCI Bible College

Thompson Chain Reference Bible

Study Bibles available on the market:

All answers are correct

Study Notes

Martin Luther's Bible Study Method

  • Shake the Tree: Read the Bible from cover to cover
  • Climb the tree and shake each limb: Study each book of the Bible
  • Shake each branch: Study a chapter of the Bible
  • Shake every twig: Study a verse in the chapter of a book in the Bible
  • Look under every leaf: Search the meaning of individual words in the Bible

Importance of the Bible

  • The Bible keeps us from sin, and sin keeps us from the Bible
  • The Bible teaches, reproves, corrects, and trains us

Spiritual Disciplines

  • Meditate on the Word
  • Eat the Word
  • Picture the Word
  • Pray the Word
  • Study the Word
  • Sing the Word
  • Live by the Word
  • Continue in the Word
  • Model the Word
  • Preach the Word

Bible Study

  • Bible Study is a primary means to train and equip the believer for service
  • Examples: Word for growth, Word is essential for maturity, Word is essential for training and equipping

Bible Translation

  • “Word-for-word” translation, known as “formal” equivalence
  • “Thought-for-Thought” translation, known as “Dynamic” equivalence
  • A translation is a systematic rendering in another language while retaining the original sense
  • A paraphrase is a retelling of the original text to clarify meaning

Characteristics of the Bible

  • The Bible is the greatest book ever written
  • The Word is infallible, which means without error
  • The Word of God is complete
  • The Bible is God Himself speaking to men
  • The Bible is God’s standard, no man could have written a standard this high
  • The Bible is a Book of Divine instruction, the Owner’s manual for life
  • Examples: Doctrine, Reproof, Correction, Instruction in our right standing with God, that man may be complete, Thoroughly equipped for every good work
  • The Bible is the Church’s “Declaration of Independence”
  • The Bible is the Constitution of the Kingdom of God
  • Psalm 138:2b “…You have magnified Your Word above all your name.”

Approaching the Bible

  • When we approach the Bible, we should do as it says!
  • You are in Bible College to learn to be a “doer” of the Word and not a hearer only!
  • Our goal when studying the Bible is life-transformation
  • Confess: The goal of my Bible study time is not only observation or interpretation, but it is an application that brings transformation in my life
  • We must be born again
  • Desire the milk of the word, I must be motivated
  • Continue in the Word
  • Be willing and obedient to the Word of God

Test your knowledge of key teachings and concepts from the Bible, which is considered the greatest book ever written. Explore topics such as the infallibility of the Word of God, its completeness, and its role as God's standard for humanity. Learn about key principles like doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction.

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