Many people wonder, "How does Pastor John see what he sees in the text of Scripture?" Years ago he learned a method of Bible study called "arcing." Some call it “bracketing” or “tracing the argument.” Though there is nothing magical about this method, it teaches the motivated student to read Scripture in context, proposition by proposition. It helps the student to discern the biblical author's main point and how every other proposition serves that main point. Through this rigorous attempt to follow the author's thought and discover his intended meaning, the student is confronted by the Word of God with all its truth, beauty, comfort, and challenge. This semester’s study will focus on the second chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Sentence diagramming and learning to ask good questions of the text will also be taught. No pre-requisite, although some knowledge of English grammar will be helpful.
This six-session course is designed to introduce students to the doctrines of grace, exalting in God’s sovereignty over all things, including salvation.
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Students will learn the keys for interpreting the Book of Revelation and understanding its relationship to the major prophecies of the Old and New Testament.