If you desire to know more about God and His Word, this study is very important and life changing! God’s people need to diligently search the Scriptures in the proper way. Paul told Timothy to “study” and “rightly divide” the scriptures (2 Tim 2:15). To “rightly divide” means to put things in their proper place. In other words, Paul says to properly interpret the scriptures.
The way to build our faith (Rom 10:17) and persevere in the faith is to feast upon the Word of God! Unless you know how to understand and interpret the Bible, you will be greatly hindered from the growth God desires for you in your Christian walk.
The writer of Hebrews scolded believers for not understanding the deeper things of God (Heb 5:11-14). As believers, we need to take heed to God’s Word and grow in grace and knowledge (Eph 1:17-19). This series is designed to encourage believers in the Word and give them the tools they need to understand and apply the Word in their lives.
- Basic tools for interpretation
- What we can understand
- Why we must understand and the difference it makes
- Applying the Bible to our lives
- Interpreting the Old Testament vs. the New Testament
- How to interpret prophecy
- How to understand symbolism
- Interpreting parables
- Interpreting allegories & types
Our textbook for this series is the Holy Bible and Basic Bible Interpretation by Roy B. Zuck, available online or from most any local book store.