Discover the joy of Bible study and essential principles of faithfully developing biblical teaching. This course includes an introduction to hermeneutical principles necessary for arriving at the Holy Spirit’s intended meaning of a given passage and then developing that meaning into engaging teaching/preaching/Bible lessons.
3 credit hours available through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
By the end of the course, you should:
• Explain the role of the author, text, and reader in the interpretive process and defend the position of the author as the determiner of meaning.
• Distinguish different genres of biblical literature.
• Display competence in applying basic rules that govern the interpretation of these genres in determining the meaning of a text.
• Develop the main idea of a text and, based on the structure and meaning of the text, develop a teaching outline.
• Apply theological and philosophical convictions for biblical exposition.
• Apply principles for interpreting biblical passages for faithful exposition.
• Prepare effective lessons/teaching/sermons for the local church.
• Know some effective models of biblical exposition.
• Value the work of the Holy Spirit and the indispensability of prayer in teaching.
• Know some of the key historical developments in Bible exposition.