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Lesson 09e

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Bible Perspectives: How to Study the Bible for Yourself – Part II
Lesson #9
“Letters to Keep Your Eye on the Target”

  • Daily Spiritual Diary Discussion
  • Personal Concordance Discussion
  • Homework Discussion:
  • Class Lesson:
  • The majority of the New Testament is in the form of letters written by the Apostle Paul.

    • Galatians
      • The Theme and Major Highlights:
        • This book is a letter written by Paul to the Galatian church. It was written primarily to the “carnal” Christian. The style is an argument of defense.
        • A reproof or correction for not living according to the doctrine given in the book of Romans concerning a doctrinal error
        • Unshackled from legalism and the law
        • The role of faith in the Christian life

      • Christ in the Book of Galatians:
        • Christ is the Redeemer from the curse of the Law.

      • The Significance for the Christian Life:
        • When the new believer begins to live the Christian life, well-meaning people tell him what he can and cannot do. Legalism causes the believer to be bound by man’s laws of dos and don’ts.
        • Ephesians
          • The Theme and Major Highlights:
            • This book is a letter written by Paul to the Ephesian church. It was written primarily to the “spiritual” Christian (the Christian who is led by the Holy Spirit).
            • This is a book of doctrine and instruction: Building up the Body of Christ
            • The mystery of the unity of Christ’s church is revealed.
            • Possessing the riches of Christ
            • The believer’s position in Christ
            • Spiritual warfare
            • Marriage and family relationships
            • Christ in the Book of Ephesians:
              • Jesus Christ is the Possessor of unsearchable riches.
              • The Significance for the Christian Life:
                • The more the Christian comes to know Christ, the more he discovers the unsearchable riches that Christ wants him to possess.
                • Philippians
                  • The Theme and Major Highlights:
                    • This book is a letter written by Paul to the church at Philippi. It was primarily written to the “spiritual” Christian.
                    • This book is a reproof or correction for not living according to the doctrine in Ephesians: A Practical Failure.
                    • This is often called the letter of joy because it tells you how to be content in any circumstance.
                    • The nature of trusting faith in action
                    • Solving the emotional problems of the Christian life
                    • Christ in the book of Philippians:
                      • Christ is the God who supplies all our needs.
                      • The Significance for the Christian Life:
                        • The Christian, living the Christian life, soon learns to trust Christ for more and more areas of his life. As he does that, his faith is built, and he has a sense of contentment no matter what are the external conditions of life.
                        • Colossians
                          • The Theme and Major Highlights:
                            • This book is a letter written by Paul to the Colossian church. It was primarily written to the “spiritual” Christian.
                            • This book is a reproof or correction for not living according to the doctrine in Ephesians: A Doctrinal Error
                            • Avoiding false legalistic teachers
                            • Marriage and family relationships
                            • Christ in the Book of Colossians:
                              • Christ is the fullness of the Godhead bodily. He is our commander-in-chief.
                              • The Significance for the Christian Life:
                                • The Christian soon leans there are competing interpretations, various church doctrines, true and false teachers. How do you tell what is truth? Christ and His Word are the only truth.
                                • 1 and 2 Thessalonians
                                  • The Theme and Major Highlights:
                                    • These two books were written by Paul to the church in Thessalonica.
                                    • These two books are doctrine, instruction, and correction.
                                    • What to do while you are waiting For Christ!
                                    • Working while you wait
                                    • The rapture of the church and the second coming of Christ
                                    • Warnings of the great apostasy
                                    • Christ in the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians:
                                      • Christ is our soon coming King.
                                      • The Significance for the Christian Life:
                                        • As the Christian gets his life together, the Lord impresses upon him to get busy in putting his faith in action by serving Christ.
                                        • 1 and 2 Timothy
                                          • The Theme and Major Highlights:
                                            • These two books are letters written by Paul to a young pastor, Timothy, in charge of the church at Ephesus.
                                            • These are called pastoral letters.
                                            • These are books of instruction about church order and false doctrine.
                                            • A church leadership manual
                                            • Christ in the books of 1 and 2 Timothy:
                                              • Christ is our Mediator between God and Man.
                                              • The Significance for the Christian Life:
                                                • Mature Christians are called to serve God in areas of leadership. Achieving the level of qualified leadership is the goal of Christians that want to serve God.
                                                • Titus
                                                  • The Theme and Major Highlights:
                                                    • This is a pastoral letter written by Paul to Titus, a Gentile pastor on the Island of Crete.
                                                    • This book is a conduct manual of church order.
                                                    • The duties of a faithful pastor
                                                    • The high and trustworthy character of church leaders
                                                    • Avoiding hatred, church arguments, and church divisions
                                                    • Christ in the Book of Titus:
                                                      • Christ is the faithful Pastor.
                                                      • The Significance for the Christian Life:
                                                        • The Christian in the church should learn to become part of the answer and not part of the problem.
                                                          • Types of Bible Study Methods:
                                                            • #9 Comprehensive Book Analysis
                                                            • : Chapter Analysis Sheet #C and #D —

                                                            Jonah 3

                                                            • In the same way that you studied chapter one and chapter two of the book of Jonah, you will study chapter 3.

                                                            • Homework:
                                                              • Work on your Spiritual Diary for 15 minutes for 6 days.
                                                                • You have established a good pattern. Keep it up!
                                                                • Continue the Personal Concordance.
                                                              • Use the Comprehensive Book Analysis: Chapter Analysis sheets #C and #D –

                                                              Jonah 3

                                                              • Day 1 = Read the whole book of Jonah.
                                                              • Day 2 = Read Jonah chapter 3. Work on the “Chapter Analysis” on page #C.
                                                                • “Passage Description”
                                                                  • Summarize the chapter in your own words. Do not interpret what is being said here or why. Only state the facts.
                                                              • Day 3 = Read Jonah chapter 3 through and meditate on it verse by verse. Write on a separate piece of paper any outstanding observations.
                                                              • Day 4 = Read Jonah chapter 3. Complete the two left hand columns on sheet #D using the notes you wrote from the previous day.
                                                                • Notice that in the left two columns one is titled “Verse”. This is the verse that relates to the observation you made.
                                                              • Day 5 = Read Jonah chapter 3. Fill out the two right hand columns on sheet #D.
                                                                • Notice that in the right two columns, one is titled, “Verse”. This is the verse that prompts any questions or problems that occur.
                                                              • Day 6 = Read Jonah chapter 3. Finish any area of this study that needs more work.

                                                              Homework Page #C

                                                              #9 Comprehensive Book Analysis
                                                              Chapter Analysis

                                                              Date:

                                                              Passage: Jonah 3

                                                              Passage Description:

                                                              Homework Page #D

                                                              #9 Comprehensive Book Analysis

                                                              Chapter Analysis: Jonah 3

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