Handle with Care

An Introduction to the Inductive Bible Study Method


Dates: 14 Tuesdays from August 21 – December 11 (no class on 25 September, 13 & 20 November)

Time: 7.30 – 9.20pm

Venue: 1/F Hall, St Andrew’s Christian Centre

Cost: HK$1,400

(St. Andrew’s members will be refunded at the end of the course if class attendance is over 50%.) Please make cheque payable to “St. Andrew’s Church”.

Application deadline: 6 August

 

Tutor:

Dr. Gregory T. K. Wong
Associate Professor of Old Testament, Evangel Seminary
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

Goals of the course:

  1. To equip Christians to be more competent in reading the Bible.
  2. To discover the joy and excitement of Bible study.
  3. To introduce different Bible study methods and applications.

Requirements of the course:

  1. Be punctual and try to attend all sessions. Each session builds on the previous session, so that if you miss too many sessions, it will be hard for you to keep up.
  2. Try to do the weekly assignments. These will help you put into practice what you have learned and should take about an hour or so per week.
  3. Students who have attended at least 12 sessions of the course can apply for a Certificate of Completion issued by Evangel Seminary.


Course outline:

21/8
Introductory Bible Study
Goals and Requirements of the Course

28/8
Overview of Inductive Method
Observing Words

4/9
Insights from Acts 1:8
Observing Structure

11/9
Insights from Ephesians 1:15-23

18/9
Making an Analytical Chart
Insights from Isaiah 5:8-17

2/10
Insights from Philippians 1:12-18a

9/10
Insights from Matthew 6:5-14
Making a Survey Chart

16/10
Insights from Matthew 5-7

23/10
Insights from Jonah

30/10
Task and Principles of Interpretation
Bridging the Historical Gap

6/11
Insights from Obadiah

27/11
Writing an Interpretive Outline

4/12
Outlining Philippians 1:21-26

11/12
Bridging the Cultural Gap
Making Applications
Insights from Psalm 2