Inductive Bible Study Training Class week 1 of 10

This is the first week of the ten week Inductive Bible Study training class that I conducted at our church (http://www.saukchurch.com/).  These videos were recorded from the first session of these classes starting back in January of 2015.  A huge, thankful shout-out goes out to Pastor Ron Jones from Faith at Sellersville Baptist Church in Sellersville, PA for his inspiration for me to conduct these classes.  He also graciously allowed me to use some of his material as well as format for the class.  Thanks, Pastor Ron!  In this week’s class, we give an introduction to the Inductive Bible Study method and start reviewing cultural differences as well as translation topics.

 

This video was recorded on 1/7/2015.

Disclaimer: There is a brief skit that I showed (time code 33:07) during this class from an old Saturday Night Live show that I used to demonstrate a point.  The skit was shown for making that point only.  If you wish to watch it you can at the link below.  If you don’t want to or feel offended, then by all means, please do not watch it.

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Topics Covered for Week 1:

  • A very basic explanation of how we got some of our English translations
  • Some of the reasons there are so many translations.
  • Cultural differences between now and when the different books of the Bible were written
  • Translation differences relating to culture

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Homework Assignment for Week 1:

Read Philippians chapter 1 and do the observation steps using the Precept guide (Appendix 1 – see resources below) and the Camden Inductive marking guide (Appendix 4 – see resources below).  Feel free to use my Observation Quick Tips as well if you find it helpful (also in the resources below).
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Resources for Week 1:

  1. Appendix 1: Precept Ministries overview of the Inductive Method (you can get it absolutely free but currently have to add it to your cart and checkout):  http://store.precept.org/By-Topic/getting-started/Guide-to-Inductive-Bible-Study-Free-Download.html
  2. Observation Quick Tips (a reference tool I created to help people get ideas during the observations steps):  https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxC4RI5Xr01xfkRXd3JmN0xwRFE0aEhvVGVnSnM3b3lrN2tKT1ZBWkdhblVLcmhHYm9ubVk&usp=sharing
  3. Appendix 4: Example Inductive Markings from the precept group at Precept Camden (very helpful guide they did giving some example marks that you can use for the inductive method):  https://preceptcamden.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/a-to-z-kws-with-watermark.pdf

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Please leave a comment or question and I will try to respond a.s.a.p.

– Michael

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7 Responses to Inductive Bible Study Training Class week 1 of 10

  1. Kristin says:

    Hi there!! I came across your videos in my search for learning more about inductive bible studying I was wondering if the worksheets you provided for the classes was available by chance? Thanks!

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  2. Thank you very much for the comments, John. My prayer is that this will help build a desire in others to really get into the Word of God and really understand it better and apply it correctly to their lives. Unfortunately, it seems that Bible illiteracy is a very big problem in the church as a whole. Praying that God would bring us all back to a love for His Word! God bless!

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  3. To have a schedule for your Bible study has to be a great way to ensure that you are getting the most out of it. I think that being able to also have an idea of what you're studying for can be very beneficial. Hopefully this layout will be very useful to those who are struggling with getting the most out of their Bible studies. Thank you for sharing. http://www.newgethsemanebaptist.com

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  4. To have a schedule for your Bible study has to be a great way to ensure that you are getting the most out of it. I think that being able to also have an idea of what you're studying for can be very beneficial. Hopefully this layout will be very useful to those who are struggling with getting the most out of their Bible studies. Thank you for sharing. http://www.newgethsemanebaptist.com

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