Harvest Bible Church | Westland, MI

Bible Study Methods (Hermeneutics)

Bible Study Methods (Hermeneutics)

Every Tuesday, from 09/12/2023 to 12/12/2023, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Harvest Bible Church, 6420 N. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI US 48185

Coordinator: Joel Thomas |

In this 12-week course, we will learn the skills necessary for more in-depth Bible study, such as considering a passage's historical and cultural implications, word and sentence analysis, genre-specific considerations, and more. After an introductory week, we'll work on an every-other-week cycle of learning a new skill and practicing it together the first week before applying it in pairs/small groups the next week and finally trying it on our own in homework assignments. Participants should be high school-aged or older. 

Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided. 

Participants will need a copy of the book "How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth" by Fee & Stuart (electronic copies are acceptable). It would be best to get the newer edition, published in 2014. Other helpful texts and tools will be discussed in class. BUY BOOK HERE!

Meeting Schedule:

  • September 12 - Introduction
  • September 19 - Historical & Cultural Considerations & Word Analysis
  • September 26 - Practical Applications/Practice
  • October 3 - Grammatical and Sentence Analysis
  • October 10 - Practical Application/Practice
  • October 17 - Genre Study: Epistles & Gospels
  • October 24 - Practical Application/Practice
  • October 31 - Genre Study: Old Testament Narrative, Poetry, Wisdom Literature
  • November 7 - Practical Application/Practice
  • November 14 & 21 - NO CLASS
  • November 28 - Genre Study: Prophetic & Apocalyptic Literature
  • December 5 - Practical Application/Practice
  • December 12 - Summary/Wrap-Up

Class link can be accessed here.

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