CORE Theology series
Taking God at His word
What We Believe About the Bible & Why
The Main Idea of This Teaching Series
The Bible is an eternally important book, but a lot of people know very little about what it teaches. Further, even among those who may know the stories and content within the Bible, very few are able to explain what the Bible teaches about itself. Therefore, in this series, The Good Book, we hope to help our students understand the basic things the Bible teaches about itself.
The Purpose of This Teaching Series
The purpose of this series is to teach our students the basic doctrines concerning the Word of God in hopes that they grow in their knowledge, love, dependence, and confidence in it.
The Teaching Objectives: The teaching objectives for this series are as follows:
Head (Knowledge): We want our students to understand…
- The five essential characteristics of the Word of God (NICSA) and what they practically mean for our lives.
Heart (Affections): We want our students to feel…
- Confidence in the Bible’s trustworthiness and message.
- Love & thankfulness to God that He would give us His Word.
- Great Value for the Bible.
Hands (Practices): We hope this series…
- Equips the students to give an answer for the reliability of the Bible.
- Pushes the students to read and study the Bible regularly.
- Practice proficiency in study of God’s word (weekly tips for reading God’s Word)
The Teaching Schedule
OCT 16 | INTRODUCTION TO THE GOOD BOOK
The Summary: An introduction to the Bible. What is the Bible? Where did it come from? Who wrote it? Why is it so popular? Why is it important?
Reading the Bible for all its worth Tip #1) Read for the Context of the passage
OCT 23 | THE BIBLE IS NECESSARY
The Summary: The truths expressed the Bible are necessary in order to know God personally, be saved from our sin, and live a life of obedience and worship.
Reading the Bible for all its worth Tip #2) Recognize the repeat themes (words, patterns)
OCT 30 | THE BIBLE IS PERFECTLY WITHOUT ERROR (INERRANT)
The Summary: The Bible is completely free from error in all that it affirms.
Reading the Bible for all its worth Tip #3) Summarize the key thought of each paragraph
NOV 6 | THE BIBLE IS CLEAR
The Summary: The basic message and instructions of the Bible are clear to all those who want to know the will of God and obey it completely.
Reading the Bible for all its worth Tip #4) Look at resources for clarity of confusing items
NOV 13 | THE BIBLE IS AUTHORITATIVE
The Summary: The Bible is the only ultimate & inerrant authority for faith and practice
Reading the Bible for all its worth Tip #5) Identify applications to live God’s truth
NOV 20 | THE BIBLE IS ENOUGH (SUFFICIENT)
The Summary: The Bible is sufficient (or enough) for all we need concerning salvation, sanctification, satisfaction, and service.
Reading the Bible for all its worth Tip #6) Summarize key thought(s) to share with others