Why?: How do you study in order to teach the
What?: The goal in studying is to understand what God
said to the original recipients through the human author's writing
and then to help your learners apply that truth to their lives. An
efficient way to do that is a method called inductive Bible study.
Why?: How and why might you teach a lesson using only
a case study as your method?
What?: A case study is an effective way of helping
your learners apply the truth of Scripture to a specific, real-life
situation. For example, in teaching 1 John chapter 1, verses 1-4, I
could present a case study of a large church in a...
Why?: If a Bible passage has one timeless truth, why
do we need to adapt our lessons for different learners?
What?: Contrary to the "my truth"/"your truth" lie in
our relativistic culture, there is only THE truth in the Bible. If
"our truth" doesn't agree with biblical truth, we are wrong. If we
have rightly understood...
Why?: 3 points and an illustration? How many points
should your Bible lesson have?
What?: Pastor and theologian, John Stott, was asked
how many points a sermon should have. He responded, "At least one."
The same applies to our Bible lessons: they should have at least
one point. In fact, often that's all they need—1...
Why?: Without the original writings, can we really
trust our Bibles?
What?: 2 Tim, chapter 3, verse 16 says that all
Scripture was breathed out by God. The whole Bible, then, has God
as its author. But, God used approximately 40 men over fifteen
hundred years to write down what we have as the Holy Bible. Those