“How do I get the most out of my Bible study? What are some ways I can retain the things I’m learning?” We all desire to grow and mature as Christians. The Bible makes it clear that God wants us all to mature into the image of Christ (1 Cor. 14:20; Ephesians 4:13; Col. 1:28, Hebrews 5:11-14). One of the ways we can do that is by effectively studying our Bibles. Learning to mark and highlight our Bibles will help us remember God’s word, comfort us in times of suffering, and help us to teach others biblical truths. A disciplined Method for Studying the Bible (1) will help you grow as a Christian, providing information and techniques to study your Bible better and more effectively.
I remember when I first became a Christian. I was prayed for and handed a Bible, assuming I would know how to read and study it. Without proper guidance, I was often lost. The Bible wasn’t the kind of book I had ever read before. I remember listening to an audio Bible while traveling back and forth to work, and I thought I mixed up the CDs because I was listening to the same stories over again. No one ever told me that there are books of the Bible that retell the same stories from different authors (Chronicles & Kings, the Gospels, etc.). A disciplined Method for Studying the Bible (2) is designed to help Christians study the Bible more effectively. We look at the different kinds of literature found in the Bible and different methods for studying the Bible, and we will conduct an in-depth Bible study. By the end of this class, you will have the knowledge and skills to study the Bible for yourself. Studying the Bible (2) is the perfect class for new Christians, older Christians who were never guided in how to study, or those who want to explore other study methods.
James Chaisson, Ed.D.
From Dr. Fabing: I am involved in a weekly Bible study with Dr. Chaisson. He is one of the few excellent Bible teachers I know. He is compassionate and dares to teach the truth.