Hermeneutics

    This class deals with how to study the Bible inductively, discovering the meaning of the text for yourself. We start with observing and analyzing what is in the Scripture before moving to commentaries and other resources that interpret the Bible for you. The purpose of the class is to help you understand and apply the Bible. This class suitable for those desiring to grow in their personal Bible study and is foundational to preparing an expository sermon.
    Instructor: Doug Smith

Course Outline

Complete Text of Philippians (KJV+Strong’s Numbers, Word .doc format)

Session 1 – Introduction & Observation

Video

Audio

Lecture Guide

“The Student, the Fish, and Agassiz”

Powerpoint

Session 2 – Literary Context

Video

Audio

Lecture Guide

Powerpoint

Session 3 – Historical Context

Video

Audio

Lecture Guide

Sample Historical Context Study by Steve Buchanan

Session 4 – Analyzing Narrative

Video

Lecture Guide

Session 5 – Analyzing Discourse, Part 1: NT Epistles

Video

Lecture Guide

Powerpoint

Session 6 – Analyzing Discourse, Part 2: Relationships Between Propositions

Lecture Guide

Philippians 3:17-4:1 example

Session 7 – Analyzing Discourse, Part 3: Discovering the Exegetical Outline

Lecture Guide

Outlining Charts

Session 8 – Problems

Video

Lecture Guide

Quote from John L. Dagg on Problems

May 29 – Themes; Obligations

Session 9 – Developing Themes

Lecture Guide

Appendix

Session 10 – Obligations (Applying the Text)

Lecture Guide

Philippians Outlines

Session 11 – Reflecting on the Main Point

Lecture Guide

Session 12 – Reflecting on the Redemptive Thrust

Lecture Guide

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