Understanding God’s Story

Purchase for personal study

Learn how to understand passages of scripture in the light of the whole Bible story. This course teaches Christians how to get to the meaning of the text for its first readers and for us today.

God has spoken to his people through the story of his Son, Jesus. As Christians, we find our identity and purpose as we engage with the stories, letters, poems, prophecies, histories etc., contained within the Bible’s bigger story. This course is deeply practical as you learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then you will learn how to apply the words of the Bible today. You will need your Bible with you to work through multiple exercises on Bible texts.

The course covers:

  1. Understanding God’s word
  2. Approaching God’s word
  3. What is the meaning?
  4. What is the structure?
  5. Why say it this way?
  6. Why say it here?
  7. How should they have responded then?
  8. How should we respond now?
  9. Why should we respond?