Title: Biblical Foundations - Course 1: Bible Basics- From History to Daily Use
Style: Lecture-based Bible study with light homework
When: Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am | September 8-November 17
Where: Training Center Classroom 166
Facilitator: Melissa Church
Childcare: Provided through Kid's Club. Please note that registration for Kid's Club ends September 2.
Registration Limit: 15
Biblical Foundations is a new program of study developed for Mosaic women by Mosaic women to provide a bedrock of sound and reliable skills for rightly handling the Word of Truth. This is a multi-coursed program that will be repeated regularly as an option to the seasonal Women's Bible Study offering. This study is Course 1. In this course you will learn a brief history of the Bible, how it is arranged, and what kinds of writing are used to tell its story and why all that matters. We will talk about the authorship of the Word, its inspiration, its inerrancy, and why it's important to understand that. We will answer questions about various translations and will discuss the unity of the Biblical story so that you can read, study, and understand God's message. This is a class of fundamentals. Whether you are a new believer or you want to have these answers for leading others, this course will lay the first stones in establishing that firm foundation.
We are ambassadors for Christ, and we are entrusted with His message of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-20). We are commanded to make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all Jesus has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). Paul's second letter to Timothy exhorts us all: "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). If we are going to fulfill the high calling of God, that begins with knowing our Bible and handling it correctly.
Homework: Expect to spend time outside the group meeting, reading your Bible and considering its components and organization. Some light homework to practice the principles you learn during discussion will be assigned.
Classroom time: Expect interactive lecture and discussion with opportunity to practice skills during group time individually and collaboratively with support and encouragement from leader(s) and members.
WHAT TO BRING:
- A Bible; preferable an ESV, NASB, or NIV translation
- A journal, spiral notebook, or loose leaf paper for note taking
- Pens, highlighters, and post-it notes as desired