Teach Me Your Ways/Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy
Begins Tuesday, June 5 at 8 PM, EST
LIVE ONLINE BIBLE STUDY
LEADER: Ann Bramble
This Online class has already studied Genesis and Exodus, but is designed for you to jump into ANYTIME. Ann Bramble would love for you to join her class and enjoy an overview study of Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Leviticus a bore??? Absolutely not! You will learn more about the holiness of God and how to approach Him in His way. I, Alison, love the study of Leviticus and so did my students years ago. If you are not familiar with the New Inductive Study Series you can read about them below.
Ann will be taking her own reservations for this class. All you need to do is EMAIL Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you all the info you need.
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Teach Me Your Ways
Precept Ministries’ New Inductive Study Series
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How to Study the Bible Inductively
How to OBSERVE the Text/Part 1
Recently I put an image in the group of a forest and asked the question “What are the two main things you see in this picture?” I received a variety of responses, but the overwhelming one was “trees and leaves”. While there were a few other things that could be observed, the obvious were those two main items.
Utilizing something very basic, like a picture, my goal was to introduce you to the simplicity of observation. Don’t get me wrong. The Bible is not to be treated as lightly as that forest image, but God also does not hide His Word from us. Have you heard the phrase the main thing is the plain thing and vica versa? So it is with the Scriptures. God has given them to us in such a way that we can understand the main and plain things. As well as the deep, abiding truths (which we will learn to dig out as we progress in our lessons).
Let’s do a little observing together to get a feel for the above.
Read the text of 1 John 4 (you should print this lesson with the text provided, if possible) at least 3 times. As you do, I want you to look for a repeated word. There are a few repeated words in this text, but I want you to find the one that is mentioned over 20 TIMES.
Read the text once more and underline every mention of that word.
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1 John 4
1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.
6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
12 No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
13 By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
14 We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
19 We love, because He first loved us.
20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®,
© Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
Used by permission.” www.Lockman.org
How to Study the Bible Inductively
What is Inductive Bible Study?
Inductive Bible Study simply means “the Bible is our primary text”. In other words, we are going to study the Bible text thoroughly before we ever pick up a commentary (which would be man’s interpretation of the text).
There are 3 Components to Inductive Bible Study
Observation answers the question: What does the text say?
Interpretation answers the question: What does the text mean?
Application answers the question: How does the meaning of the text apply to me?
If you would like to go a little deeper with me, I invite you to listen to my Podcast, “Engagement with Truth”.
I invite you to join my How to Study the Bible Inductively Facebook Group today! This is where you will find all the Lessons in the File Section and can comment with other students and where I go LIVE to teach a little bit more!
A Podcast that helps you learn the Inductive Bible Study Method.
You can listen below:
Engagements with Truth Inductive Bible Study Podcast
Which way did he go? Sounds like something you would hear in an old black and white movie. When the “coppers” were chasing Jimmy Cagney and asked a bystander “Which way did he go?”
In today’s Podcast I start with the question “Are You Pointing People to THE TRUTH? If you, like those bystanders didn’t see the way he went, you simply can’t point people in the direction of truth either. Oh, but if you watched him slip around the corner with your own eyes, your law abiding citizens duty would be to point the police officer in the right direction.
Let’s look at the Gospel of John 1:35-51 together and ,as always, I have a short Engagement with Truth assignment for you. BTW, here is a copy of the Gospel of John that you can download and print to do your markings on:
Gospel of John Observation Worksheets
1-Read through John 1 again
2-mark every reference to Jesus with a cross (use a color if you like)
- also, mark any way Jesus is portrayed (Word, Light, etc.)
- as we progress through John, take note of every way Jesus is portrayed and make a list of them in your Engagement with Truth Notebook
See…that was pretty easy. I hope you will join me for the Podcast go a little deeper into our passage with me.
Hunger! You and I have been there. Maybe in a hospital waiting or hotel room. Right down the hall there it is! A vending machine filled with sweet and salty snacks galore. Supported by some kind of spring thing, one bag of pretzels behind another. You choose a letter and number and bam…your snack falls to the bottom of this food filled contraption and you fill your cheeks with satisfying treats.
While you watch this food falling spectacle, something else takes place you may not have noticed. Another bag of pretzels moves forward into the place of the previous one. Pretzels in place of pretzels!
I love the Gospel of John, which we are studying together here in this blog and Podcast. The meaning of this verse has been quickened to my heart by God’s Holy Spirit and to it I cling.
Here it is…
“For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace (in the Greek literally, grace in place of grace). John 1:16
Yet unlike a faulty vending machine, which sometimes gets the snack hung up on that unpredictable spring and you have to begin the machine shaking process, the grace received by this “One” will never run out. Eventually there will be no more pretzels and someone will have to fill it back up. Never, not ever, will grace reveal an empty spring. The grace found in the Lord Jesus Christ is always available. You don’t even have to pay for it because He paid for your sin on the cross! Be satisfied in His grace in place of grace! That is my prayer for myself and you.
Here is today’s Engagement with Truth heart work.
1-Continue to mark every reference to the Word and it’s synonyms in John 1:6-18
2-Continue to list everything you learn about the Word in your Engagement with Truth notebook:
v. 7 the Word is the Light
v. 9 the Word is the true Light which, coming into the world enlightens every man
Remember, we are looking at the obvious and what you are marking is a key word. A repeated word. As you continue to make this list, please don’t paraphrase. Use words directly from the text, like I did in the example above.
3-Ask the Lord to reveal how you can apply these truths to your current circumstances and journal those thoughts. Don’t just write them down…believe God and walk in them.
Oh, GRACE IN PLACE OF GRACE! GLORY TO GOD!
You walk into your local Mickey D’s. Now…close your eyes and get a mental picture of what you see. I’ve been in a host of McDonald’s and I bet I can guess what enters your mind.
EMPLOYEES AT THE COUNTER
TABLES and CHAIRS
No, I don’t read minds for a living. I just know that ninety-nine percent of the time the above mentioned examples are obvious to see at Mcdonald’s.
Let’s apply this to Bible study. When God gave us the sixty-six books of the Bible, He wrote it in such a way that you and I could know Him personally. How? By looking at the obvious! In God’s Word, the most obvious things are PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS. Jesus Christ does not desire to hide Himself in some mystical way. He wants us to know Him and His undying love for each of us.
In today’s Podcast, Engagement with Truth, I shared the first 5 verses of the Gospel of John and showed my friends how to see the…you got it…obvious. In these verses, people are what stand out.
I want to encourage you to create an Engagement with Truth notebook. It can be the 99 cent kind or whatever suits your fancy. In this notebook, you may want to stow a printed copy of these blogs and the Observation Bible Text. You can print a free copy of John 1 right here:
Here is your EWT assignment today (be sure to pray before you start your assignments and ask the Lord to open the eyes of your heart):
1-Read John 1:1-5 and put a cross over every mention of the “Word”
2-In your notebook, begin a page and describe in list form what you learned about this person who is the Word (ask the 5 W’s and an H…who, what, when, where, why and how)
3-On a separate piece of paper, write down any personal applications the Lord reveals to you
That’s it for today!
If you would like to delve a little deeper, listen to today’s Podcast HERE.