When Jesus speaks of "blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear
(Matt 13:16)," He is appealing to our physical senses of
reality and logic. In the context of studying God's word, we are on the quest of objectively discovering what God
meant. This is in sharp contrast to the subjective approach of Bible study, "what does it mean to me?"
This class is focused on improving your observation skills of the biblical text. You and your buddy will be
challenged to study, learn, and build your theology. But we won't stop there; you will be encouraged to test
your model, refine, and repeat the process.
Class participation is limited to those who bring someone (i.e. kids 15+?, spouse, friend, etc)
to study with. There is a chance you may not like what you see and hear; this class may test your hermeneutics and
theology. Be skeptical of what you hear and, with your buddy, objectively evaluate whether the info is correct or
not. Use the Bible as the standard - not someone else's writings of their interpretation.
Whether you start from left or right field, the truth will stand up to scrutiny. And if you are
on a genuine quest to know the truth and persevere, you and your buddy will ultimately arrive to the proper
interpretation and theology. With few exceptions, the Bible is not ambiguous; It really does make sense. I have
personally come to marvel at the elegance and logical beauty of God's word.
So when Proverbs speaks of "iron sharpens iron" (Prov 27:17),
it is precisely this process where friends help each other grow closer to God by grappling / debating with God's
word in the pursuit of sanctifying one's mind, will, character, and body.
Location / Time: Westminster Chapel - open to all churches, this 45 minute class starts at 8 am sharp!
Cost: Free - bring your Bible, pen, and paper!