Logos First Bible Study
The purpose of Logos First Ministry is to teach God's word inductively , line upon line, precept upon precept to those desiring a more intimate walk with their Lord and Savior.
PSALM 19:8 says, "The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes." Do you desire a rejoicing heart to instruct your children? Do you want the LORD to enlighten you? Precious one, it comes from sitting at His feet. We proclaim Him, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone complete in Christ. COLOSSIANS 1:28
We invite you to learn this discipline of sitting at His feet INDIVIDUALLY AND CORPORATELY and be amazed at how your week will be transformed as well! What you gain at Jesus' feet will never be taken away from you! LUKE 10:42
DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF BIBLE STUDY
for our elementary students in grades 2-6
Course Description: This class cycles through the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, in three foundational years. Teaching the basic precepts of Torah to this early age is so vital to understanding God and His ways which are so much higher than ours! In 2020-21 students will explore the first book of the Bible in GENESIS, THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS!! Students will learn about the days of creation, the fall of man, the promise of the SEED (Jesus) in Genesis 3:15 and follow the red thread to that SEED from Seth to Noah to Shem to Abram to Isaac to Jacob to Judah. Faith is the focus as Abraham's life reminds them that he believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. In 2021-22 students will explore Exodus and Leviticus in KEEPING GOD'S COMMANDS IN HIS TABERNACLE: YOU. Through the life and leadership of Moses they will see the law that was given as a tutor to lead them to the SEED. A law that was given to Israel until He came! Students will build their own tabernacle, learning they are the temple of God. They will make the ten commandments and will learn the seven perpetual feasts which point to something greater. Students will study the sacrifices and see that Christ is each one. He is the holiness we need in order to be reconciled to God. In 2022-23 the children will move into Numbers and Deuteronomy in LISTEN AND OBEY. They will watch disobedient Israel wander in the wilderness and learn that disobedience is unbelief. Through the foreshadowing of the census, the Aaronic blessing, the curse of Balaam, the war with Midian, the Shema, the blessings and curses, and the choosing of life, students will learn that the secret things belong to the LORD but the things revealed belong to us that we may observe all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 29:29)
ADDITIONAL Course Information: In 2020-21, our elementary students will delve into the GOD, WHAT'S YOUR NAME? Discover for Yourself curriculum from Precept Ministries. This foundational study of the names of God recorded for us in Scripture encourages students to know God intimately. This study will strengthen your child's understanding of God's character and true nature and deepen their faith in the Word of God which will never pass away. In the summer of 2021, students will study, LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY Discover for Yourself curriculum from Precept Ministries. This study will teach your student what it really means to have an abiding relationship with their Savior and God.
INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY
for our 7th-12th grade students, college students and women of any age
In 2020-21 ... join us as we study Matthew, the Sermon on the Mount, Jude, and Malachi ... in the summer we will study the book of James
... but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. AMEN 2 Peter 3:9
Three skills are vital in the inductive approach to Bible study:
- OBSERVATION (What does it say?) This first step always begins with prayer. The author of the Word, the Spirit of God, intercedes for us when we don't know how to pray. He guides us into truth, so more than sitting down looking for the "right" answer, we want to ask the One who wrote the Word questions like "who, what, when, where, why, and how". We call these the five W's and the H, but just as you converse with humans to gather information, you are prayerfully talking to your heavenly Father as He speaks with you. We also mark the text finding key words and their original meaning from the Greek or Hebrew. As an obedient child might make note of things his/her parent often says, we want to find those words repeated in a certain book or chapter and ask the Author about their significance. The longer you practice this method, the more natural it becomes.
- INTERPRETATION (What does it mean?) Once we have thoroughly observed the text, we begin interpretation, but never before careful observation! The most important thing in interpretation is to remember that CONTEXT rules. To understand the context, we must be familiar with the Word of God. Ask if your interpretation is consistent with the theme, purpose and structure of the book you are studying. Ask if your interpretation is consistent with other Scripture in the Word of God. We should ALWAYS seek the full counsel of the Word of God in our interpretation. When we know the entire Word of God, we will not accept teaching simply because someone uses two or three isolated verses to support it. And ALWAYS remember that Scripture NEVER contradicts Scripture. We must remember that as humans we have finite minds. We bow our knee to God's Word when two things don't seem to reconcile in our minds, knowing that our total trust in God is the only thing that pleases Him. We should NEVER base our convictions on obscure passages of Scripture. We should ALWAYS interpret Scripture literally. God is very clear throughout His Word if a passage indicates a sign or something figurative; therefore, we should ALWAYS accept the literal meaning. We can and should, however, become familiar with the literary styles of the Bible: historical, prophetic, biographical, didactic (teaching), poetic, epistles, and proverbial. Finally, we should look for the single meaning of a passage. Don't twist verses to support a meaning that is not clearly taught; let the passage speak for itself.
- APPLICATION (What does it mean to me?) No matter how much you know about Scripture, if you do not apply what you learn, you will NEVER benefit from study. To be a hearer of the Word and not a doer is to deceive yourself (James 1:22-25). Therefore the key to application found in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 reminds us that ALL Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness, so that the man (or woman) of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. Once you have observed and interpreted a passage, understanding what it teaches, you are obligated before God to live by it. When you adjust any false concepts or teaching you have believed and embraced truth revealed in His Word, then you have APPLIED what you have learned.
Correction ... often comes by confessing and forsaking what is wrong. When you apply correction to your actions and attitudes, God will
work in you to do His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13)
Training in righteousness ... as we spend time in the Word, God equips us through teachings, commands, promises, exhortations and
warnings through the lives of biblical characters as well as God's own character.