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Hermeneutics

Scripture: Luke  24:45

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

Do you ever have trouble understanding the scriptures for yourself? Are you looking for a deeper meaning to the scriptures? Do you have a calling to teach in the ministry?  If you have answered yes to any of those questions, then Hermeneutics is the place to begin. Hermeneutics entails a study of biblical texts in order to understand not only the historical aspects of the writings but also the significance of these documents for the present as well. Once you finish this class, which is taught by our own, Rev. Dr. David Jefferson Sr., an anointed teacher and preacher, you can begin your journey of scriptural interpretation and see for yourself, the will of God in your life.

Mission and Vision:

The purpose of the Hermeneutics Class is to provide members of the class with the training and tools to examine the Holy Scriptures and develop a clear understanding of what the author said, what the author meant and how the words should be applied in the reader’s current situation. It is further anticipated that upon finishing the class; an enlightened member will be better able to confidently teach and or facilitate most family Sunday Bible School or other types of life application classes.

The Hermeneutics Class provides:

  • A process for the exegetical study of God’s Word. The exegesis process involves learning Observation: "What does the author say?” Interpretation: "What did the author mean?" and Application: "What does it mean for me?"
  • Supplemental class materials which will be used in concert with the written Word of God “The Holy Bible”.
  • The class participant with a nurturing environment to ask questions and gain understanding of God’s Holy Word an how to apply it to other circumstances of life.

Meeting Date and Time:

3rd Saturday @ 10:30 AM
Present classroom space is in the Chapel on the 1st Flr.

Ministry Leader:

Rev. Dr. David Jefferson
973-642-2267

 

Hermeneutics Fall 2016/Winter 2017/Spring 2017 Syllabus

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Course Overview

Hermeneutics is a science of interpretations and termination. The word is derived from a Greek god, Hermes, who was the messenger and herald of the gods, and the interpreter of Jupiter.  Biblically, Hermeneutics is a science of Interpreting the bible

Objective of this Class

To make known the different principles of Bible Study which must be followed if one is to be a student of the Word of God and desires to know the Word of God and how to handle it aright.  (II Timothy 2:15

Class & Homework Policy

  • Student must arrive on time and be in the class by 10:30 AM.
  • To get maximum benefit from the class, attendance is mandatory.  Any student that needs to absent MUST provide advanced notice.
  • All assignments must be submitted on time (1week before the class date through email (mbchermeneutics@gmail.com) or physically placed into the “Hermeneutics” mailbox outside of the church office.

  • Read! Read! Read!

 

Class Assignments

September 17, 2016

  • Chapter5 “The Discrimination Principle
  • Divisions 1, 2, 3
  • Assignment: write 1 page briefly describing each division

 

October 15, 2016

  • Chapter 5 The Discrimination Principle
  • Divisions 4, 5, 6
  • Assignment Due Oct 8: write 1 page briefly describing each division
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November 19, 2016

  • Chapter 5 “The Discrimination Principle
  • Divisions: 7, 8
  • Assignment Due November 12: write 1 page briefly describing each division

 

December 17, 2016

  • Chapter 6 – The Predictive Principle –Introduction (Part 1)
  • Assignment Due December 10 : one page paper briefly describing part 1 of the principle

January 21, 2017

  • Chapter 6 – The Predictive Principle –Introduction (Part 2)
  • Assignment Due January 14: one page paper briefly describing part 2 of the principle
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    February 18, 2017

  • Chapter 7 – “The Application Principle”
  • Assignment Due February 11: one page paper briefly describing the principle
    March 18, 2017
  • Chapter 8 – “The Typical Principle” Divisions 1-7
  • Assignment Due March 11: one page paper briefly describing each of the Divisions

 

April 15, 2017

  • Chapter 8 – “The Typical Principle” Divisions 8-14
  • Assignment Due April 8: one page paper briefly describing each of the Division

May 20, 2017

  • Chapter 9 – “The Principle of Human Willingness in Illumination"
  • Assignment Due May 13: one page paper briefly describing the Principle

 

June 17, 2017

  • Chapter 10 – “The First Mention Principle
  •  Assignment Due June 10: one page paper briefly describing the Principle

Course Materials

  • :Holy Bible (KJV, AMP, CEV, NIV),
  •  Writing Notebook, Pen, Pencil

Resources

  • .How to Study the Bible, Watchman Nee
  • Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics, J. Edwin Hartill