Sep

1

Hermeneutics Class

Just as we need to eat nutritious food for physical health and strength, we must spend regular time feasting on God’s Word for spiritual health and strength. And as anyone with young children knows all too well, it takes learning and practice to master eating “big-people” food.  The same is true for studying God’s Word.

Hermeneutics is a discipline that teaches us how to study God’s Word. It takes into consideration things like cultural and historical context, literary genre, grammar, syntax and semantics to better understand the author’s intended meaning.

In our recent 13 week Hermeneutics course, based on the book How to Study the Word by Terri Lawson, students learned methods of Biblical interpretation for both personal spiritual formation and for teaching others.

As they shared testimonies, many said that they discovered falsehoods they had believed based on their own cultural traditions, but they now felt better equipped to study, interpret and teach the Bible for themselves with the help of the Holy Spirit and the tools provided.

“This class has been a great blessing to me indeed, as it has given me the ways of taking the word of God from the pages to my heart. From now on I know how to study the Bible in a different way than I did before. And the most fascinating thing was to learn that the Bible has its own original language, that was a key lesson for me, though a difficult one, but it makes me want to dig deeper and deeper to find out more. So far, I have applied the methods I’ve learned in my devotional journal. As I study the Bible, I’ve been practicing what I’ve learned. I’ve also been helping my brothers in the Lord by teaching them.” – Thabiso Makhorole (pictured bottom left)   

Please pray for our recent course graduates as they practice what they’ve learned and press deeper into the Word of God.

Say Something...

(Required)

(Required, but will not be published.)

(We'll link to you!)