Women In the Word Lesson 3RecapWhy study the Bible?It is God speaking   (2 Tim 3:16-17)It reveals who God is, his attributes and his plan for his people.It frees from sin through the Gospel message of Jesus ChristIt teaches sound doctrine (what we believe). Guards against false doctrine. It rebukes, corrects and trains us in what is right.To thoroughly equip us for good works The Bible answers life’s philosophical questions The Bible provides wisdom, direction, encouragement, comfort and hope.It reveals the path to success and eternal life.   Bible Study Tools (see attached)Memory Verse:    All Scripture is given by ________________of God, and is ________for____________, for___________, for____________, for _____________in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly _________for every good________. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV Books and Genre of the Bible The Bible is written over_________ years by approximately ____ authors.            There are _____ books in the Bible.   These books are divided in to two sections.           The _____ Testament has _____ books            The ____ Testament has ___ booksWord alert :- Testament means “covenant”© 2018 Sheba WilliamsUnderstanding the layout of  the Bible is  significant to studying, interpreting and obeying the Scriptures.The Old TestamentThe three sections of the  Old Testament are History, Wisdom and Poetry.  A good way to remember is 17, 5, 17. The Old Testament can be further broken down into 5 sections: Laws 5 – . Also, called Torah, Pentatauch.   Theses are the foundational books.History Books 12Wisdom and Poetry Book  5 Major Prophets 5Minor Prophets 12                     A good way to remember  is 5 12 5 5 12 Books of Laws Theme Genesis-  Exodus-Leviticus -Number-Deuteronomy-Genre of the Book of LawsRules for Understanding- Narrative Stories© 2018 Sheba WilliamsThe law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.What is Bible Study?Bible Study is getting alone with God within a 24 hour time span for spiritual nourishment.Right tools A good study bible  One with wide marginsOne without  commentary notes. – You need to hear from  God before you hear others.Translations  Some Bibles are word-for word Some Bible are thought for thought  Try reading from another translation.      3 Bible Study ToolsBibleConcordance AtlasDictionary Online site© 2018 Sheba WilliamsBefore you begin. Do the Heart  Work First :You must be born again.  While anyone can study the Bible, the Interpreter must be a believer(  2 Cor. 4:4) You must be filled with the Spirit. (1 Cor. 2:14). The natural cannot comprehend the things of the Spirit. What is your purpose for studying today?    What do you want to get out of your time with God?  Am I studying to get to know God better, to seek his will,  to answer a problem,  to get the answer to life’s questions, to teach a lesson? Come expecting to hear from God.What is my mood in coming to the study?  Am I  expectant, joyful, sad, indifferent angry, bored, anxious, struggling.Are there sins that I need to confess?  1 John 1:9Are the cares of this life choking me?Am I discouraged?What if I simply don’t understand?  For the Lord gives wisdom from his mouth come know and understanding (Proverb 2:6; James 1:5).              Time alone with GodFind a quiet place with no distractions.Bible tools: A Study Bible, Bible dictionary, concordance, writing tools,  journal,  wax markers, pen,  etc Begin with PrayerInto the Word: Look for one main idea Read small sections at a time.Read from various Bible translations Read out LoudRead along with audio tape Observe, Interpret, Meditate, Memorize, ApplyStudy for depth.  Stay with text until it is time to move on.Get into a good Bible study group, be consistent and do the assignments QUESTION:What is your present Bible study habit?©2018 Sheba WilliamsBible Online Sourceswww.bible.orghttps://www.blueletterbible.orghttps://www.biblegateway.comhttps://www.youversion.com   (app)https://biblia.com/books/esv/2Sa23.25 https://www.biblestudytools.com/lexiconshttp://www.soniclight.com/constable/notes.htmwww. biblicaltraining,orghttp://www.soniclight.com/constable/notes.htmhttp://www.preceptaustin.org                                                                                                                       BiblePlaces.com – commentaries, books, dictionaries, and toolswww.bibleworks.com lexicons  and dictionaries, and tools allows for  quick research on any passage or topic..www.accordancebible.comBEST PLACES TO BUY BIBLE  AND BIBLE RESOURCES                                                     (Only buy books that are on sale)Amazon.comwww.christianbooks.com –Look on Tues. and Fridays sign-upwww.bestwebbuys.com/books -search we  includes eBay The Archives-Pasadena- Considered the best Christian bookstore in the west! West Angeles C.O.G.I.C. -Support the ministry!In Christ-La Mirada- 40 percent on commentaries Spring SaleCalvary Chapel-30% off.Word of Life BookstoreGrace Book Shack- Good supply of Bibles Evangelical Bible Book Store  House of Bibles 123 CommonwealthFuller Seminary Bookstore-PasadenaBiola Bookstore- June and December Sale!overstock.comObservation:Background study puts the text into perspective. However, don’t let background overtake the study.  Additionally, some books like the wisdom books, do not need a lot of background study. Author Background:  Who was the author? Why did he write the book? What is his viewpoint Audience: Who was the intended audience? How does that impact how the message is being recieved.  See it through the original audiences Historical Background:    What was going in history back then?  Cultural Background :  Look for the food, group of people, customs, work life of that community at that time.Character Background: Who was or were the main character(s)? What were their stengths? What  were their character flaws?  What did the character say or do?  What does that tell you about the character’s personality.?How do they fit into the narrative?  What relationship does the main character have with God? What relationship does the character(s)  have with other characters?  How does these characters parallel? How are they oposite?  If appearance is discussed, ask what does that have to do with the story. When discussing characters, don’t take God out the narrative.  He is the main character.Interpretation Biblical Context: What  was the orignal author’s intended message  to the original audience?  Yes, the bible is for us but the original message was for the people from a different time, space, customs, language and circumstances. Biblical Content: Read the passages around the main key passage.  How that does that help better explain what is going on in your passage?  Remember:   Content without Context is CONFUSION!


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