Mark Blain

Hermeneutics (Pt. 1.4), by Mark Blain

Targeted Student Count: 5

1. Objectives: Each student will be able to list at least three (3) advantages of diligent Bible study; and
2. Each student will be able to define and identify each segment in ‘Yahweh’s Communication Bridge.’ You will demonstrate this accomplishment by being capable of explaining it to one other person.
These objectives will be evaluated by an oral quiz conducted by your proctor, and confirmation of ‘passing-it-on’, by having the 5 students convey progression of teaching, via using the game of “telephone.” Each cycling through of the 5 students, conveying learned and applied information, will begin a cycle (1st student) with a Sessional beginning and end a cycle (5th student) with the ending of a Session. Each cycle will begin anew, with a different student, until all Sessions have been cycled, giving the students equal opportunity to teach at various stages of progression.

1. Question and Answer (for) “Why Study The Bible” section.
2. Lecture and Discussion over “Yahweh’s Communication Bridge”.
3. Memory Aides:
a. Each group of 5 students will creatively develop an ACROSTIC puzzle;
b. They will also develop a quiz, whereby each student in the group will be responsible for creating two (2) questions, for a total of ten (10); and
c. Develop a game or another puzzls to review “Yahweh’s Communication Bridge”.

Materials: Subjective. Each Group of 5 Students may creatively choose whatever they deem necessary to teach their lesson plans.

I. Introduction — As students are coming into the classroom, have the overhead on the wall of the cartoon image (sort of like a caricature) of a man seated in a lazyboy recliner, in front of a TV depicting a football game, with bloodshot eyes, looking back over his shoulder, slightly grinning, and on a side stand there’s a Holy Bible covered in cobwebs and dust. A thought caption is over the man’s head, with the following words: “I wish I knew my Bible better.”
If the average church member spends 3 hours a day watching TV, in a year’s time he/she will spend 1,092 hours (45-1/2 days) in front of the tube. If this same amount of time was spent reading Scripture, at approx. 20 pages an hour, one could read through the entire Scriptures 8 times a year! Yet, how few there are whom have read the Bible just once in their entire lives!? But, you might ask, why read and study the Bible at all?

II. Body:
a. (Discussion Question) Why Should We Study The Bible? What are the benefits? (e.g., one benefit of NEGLECT is that I won’t ever be guilty of misinterpretation of the Bible). Under “ADVANTAGES”, have them list each, and then support listings with Scriptural references.
* The Need for Hermeneutics:
i) To discover the mind & will of Yahweh
ii) To bridge the communications gap, or
generation’s gap.
b. Hermeneutics Defined — The science and art of biblical interpretation. You are to explain why it is a science and why it is an art?
c. (Discussion / Lecture / Visual) How has Yahweh provided His WORD for us? The students, as individuals and as a group are to work through “Yahweh’s Communication Bridge”. Put up my own overhead, from my Seminary days, and demonstrate each progression:
i) Revelation – Inspiration
Definition: Receiving and recording Yahweh’s WORD without any error. It is revealing Yahweh’s character through His WORD. Inspiration is communicating that WORD to people, so that a change in belief and behavior results. You are to show HOW the “act of inspiration” has a process and a result.
Survey I Cor. 2:6-13 for an understanding of revelation, and II Tim. 3:16 and II Pet. 1:20-21 for an understanding of inspiration:
a) I Cor. 2:6-13: 6. “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7. But we speak the wisdom of Yahweh in a mystery, the hidden, which Yahweh ordained before the cosmos unto our glory: 8. Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which Yahweh hath prepared for them that love Him. 10. But Yahweh hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of Yahweh. 11. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of Yahweh knoweth no man, but the Spirit of Yahweh (knoweth). 12. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of Yahweh, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of Yahweh. 13.Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth: comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”
b. II Tim. 3:16 — “All Scripture is given by inspiration of Yahweh (Greek – “Theopneustos,” see Strongs #2315), and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness.”
c. II Pet. 1:20-21 — “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. 21. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of Yahweh spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

All praise and glory be to Yahweh and our Lord and Savior, Yashua Messiah…m

(end of 1.4 and cont. in 1.5)

Mark Blain
DOC #1154225


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