Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
An Investigative Bible Study MethodUsing Questions to Examine Scripturefrom 3 Views
3-V is a series of seven different advanced Bible study courses designed for the Sr. High level. 3-V is a serious learning tool that forces students to think, by challenging them to investigate.Throughout a variety of texts and topics, 3-V poses a series of three probing questions in order to enhance a student’s comprehension, interpretation, and application of a scripture. These 3-Views are – View 1 – What’s the Text? (Comprehension)What does the scripture specifically say? How do different Bible translation versions word the same passage?View 2 – What’s the Context? (Interpretation) What is the story behind the story? What was the cultural and social background of the people who were addressed? Do we find terms in the scripture that were commonplace to people of the day…but unfamiliar to us? What were the events that took place prior to the passage? Exploring all of the background information that envelops a Bible verse can improve our understanding.
View 3 – What’s Next? (Application) How do we apply our new scriptural understanding to our contemporary daily lives? How will we change in response? _____________________________________3-V does more than just give your students a Bible lesson…it teaches them how to study the Bible…for a lifetime.
This 3V study series focuses on what it was like for people of his day to encounter Jesus…who did the unexpected, and turned things upside down. Session titles include –
* The Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11)
* The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:38-48)
* Healing of the Paralytic (Mark 2:1-12)
* The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
* The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
* The Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42)
* Doubting Thomas (John 20:19-29)
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