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Seminar – How to Study the Bible

Lesson 1: Introduction to Apocalyptic Literature

Apocalyptic Literature • August 18, 2018 • Asher Griffin

What is Apocalyptic Literature and how should we approach it in Scripture?

Lesson 2: Features of Apocalyptic Literature

Apocalyptic Literature • August 18, 2018 • Ryan Kelly

What are unique features of Apocalyptic Literature and how are they tools for biblical exegesis?

Lesson 3: Christ in Apocalyptic Literature

Apocalyptic Literature • August 18, 2018 • Asher Griffin

Can the life and work of Christ be seen in Apocalyptic Literature?

Lesson 4: Encountering the Risen, Reigning Christ

Apocalyptic Literature • August 18, 2018 • Ryan Kelly

The Apostle John is shown a vision of the risen Christ, but what does that mean for the Church?

Lesson 1: Basics of Interpreting the Prophets

Minor Prophets • August 19, 2017 • Ryan Kelly

To study the prophets we need to know literary and thematic features that are unique to this genre.

Lesson 2: The Twelve

Minor Prophets • August 19, 2017 • Ron Giese

"The Twelve" (minor prophets) is its own unit in the Bible, with its own themes and development.

Lesson 3: Making Sense Out of Habakkuk Making Sense – Habakkuk 1:12 - 2:5

Minor Prophets • August 19, 2017 • Asher Griffin

Habakkuk shows us how God can sovereignly judge and offer salvation in ways we do not expect.

Q&A

Minor Prophets • August 19, 2017 • Ron Giese and Ryan Kelly

The Minor Prophets offer hope, both present and future, in the midst of the crisis of exile.

Lesson 1: Basics of Hebrew Poetry and Psalm 1

Psalms • August 20, 2016 • Ryan Kelly

To understand a psalm we need to look at the kind of psalm it is, how poetry works, the structure, and the parts.

Lesson 2: Collections in the Psalter and Psalm 90

Psalms • August 20, 2016 • Ron Giese

Every psalm is a part of a small collection of palms, and it is part of one of the five books of the Psalter.

Lesson 3: The Psalms, Your Soul, and Psalm 46

Psalms • August 20, 2016 • Trent Hunter

What do we do with the psalms, and what do the Psalms do with us?

Lesson 1: Ten Basics of Gospel Interpretation

Gospels • August 22, 2015 • Nathan Sherman

Ten basics of interpretation when studying the gospels, including topics like harmonizing, audiences for gospels, the goal of gospels, and how the four work together.

Lesson 2: Structure and Context

Gospels • August 22, 2015 • Ryan Kelly

A look at the structures of gospels with examples from Matthew, including how plot works, and the relation of structure to emphases and themes.

Lesson 3: Parables

Gospels • August 22, 2015 • Ron Giese

An introduction to how to interpret the parables, using two parables in Matthew 18 to show how we use context to look at points of comparison.