Hermeneutics Overview

We all say that we should know the Bible better than we do. Don’t you...
August 23, 2021

We all say that we should know the Bible better than we do. Don’t you think it’s time that we did something about it?

The Equipping of the Church

Ephesians 4:11-16

  • If we rely on a few ministry professionals, we will never witness what a church can really do in this world.
  • Christ does not desire for Christians to remain on the sidelines.
  • If we feel underdeveloped and underutilized, then we need to be equipped.

The Multiplication of Ministry

  • Equip 
      • Weekly teaching to equip our church for the work of the ministry – Sundays at 6:15
      • Teaching posted online and podcast weekly
      • This course can be used as a free audit or a credited course
  • Entrust
      • Process for internships and residencies for those seeking ministry development
      • Flexible opportunities for differing ministry paths
  • The Recommission Network
      • Churches recommissioning together for the Great Commission
      • We seek to enlist, equip, entrust, and engage people into meaningful ministry service
  • The Entrust Institute
    • Rocky Creek school partnering with North Greenville University
    • Program designed to earn Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (35) or Masters of Divinity (75)
    • This institute will create a streamlined approach to best utilize all of these components
    • This degree program will be 28% cheaper but fully integrated
    • We will have an official launch in 2022 but a soft course launch 

The Study of Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics – the process of correctly interpreting the Word of God

Dangerous Trends in Bible Reading:

  • Fortune Cookie – The Bible isn’t a collection of random sayings thrown randomly to individual consumers.
  • Yearbook – The Bible isn’t about you; so stop turning to the back to search for only the pages that address you.
  • Abstract Art – The Bible isn’t a piece of abstract art just awaiting your personal interpretation.

It doesn’t matter what the Bible means to you – it matters what it means to God.

A text cannot mean what it never meant.

If you study the Bible out of context, you study it just like the devil (Luke 4:1-11).

This course will help you develop and sharpen skills so that you can unashamedly handle the Word accurately (2 Tim. 2:15).

  • 8/22 – Explanation
  • 8/29 – What Is the Bible?
  • 9/5 – What Is Hermeneutics?
  • 9/12 – Who Determines the Meaning of Scripture?
  • 9/19 – What Role Does Context Play in the Bible?
  • 9/26 – What Are Literary Genres in the Bible?
  • 10/3 – How Should We Interpret Historical Narratives?
  • 10/10 – How Should We Interpret the Law?
  • 10/17 – How Should We Interpret the Wisdom Literature?
  • 10/24 – How Should We Interpret Prophecy?
  • 10/31 – Family Gathering
  • 11/7 – How Should We Interpret the Gospels?
  • 11/14 – How Should We Interpret Epistles?
  • 11/21 – How Should We Interpret Apocalyptic Literature?
  • 11/28 – Waypoint
  • 12/5 – Why Are There So Many Bible Translations?
  • 12/12 – What Are the Dangerous Trends in Biblical Interpretation?
  • 12/19 – How Should I Study My Bible from Here?