Recap 01 Bible Study Methods (Matt) 12-6-16

HOMEWORK:

Read Psalm 119 and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the main point of this passage?
  2. What part do you wish your loved ones knew?
  3. What part was disturbing or challenging?
  4. Based on the passage, what is a personal habit/ attitude that must start?
  5. Based on the passage, what is a personal habit/ attitude that must stop?
  6. Based on the passage, what is a personal habit/ attitude that needs to continue or to be intensified?

Now look back on what you got when you did this assignment the first time 12 weeks ago. Did anything change? Are your convictions stronger?

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Last night, we focused in on how to do a topical and a theological (doctrinal) study. Admittedly the two are very similar.

I’ll make another effort to differentiate the two

  • Topical study- A broad study of a single concept, word, idea, etc
  • Theological- seeks to answer a specific “big” question regarding God, His creation and/or His plans.

Theological (doctrinal) studies usually relate closely to one of the following:

We spend some time looking at the process I told to do a topical study on “fasting” and then you put your skills into action as you studied the words “godless/ungodly” in the book of Jude.

Later, I showed you how I worked through the theological question, “Is everyone a child of God?”

Last of all, you studied Ephesians 1-3 asking the question, “What is the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Church and what is the purpose of the Church?”

 

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