Have you ever heard a sermon on how to interpret the Bible? A presentation in a Sunday school? Small group? On Christian radio or TV?
Few have. Yet, if we are going to make the most out of lives both now and into eternity, what could be more important than properly understanding God’s Word? That’s why we put together this twelve-part study. In it, we’ll discover:

  • What is the Bible all about?

  • Should we take the Bible literally?

  • How does the Old Testament apply to us today?

  • How NOT to Interpret the Bible (The Top Ten Mistakes)

  • What is the easiest way to discover the right interpretation? STOP!

  • How to Interpret problem passages

  • What do you need to know before interpreting the Bible?

  • What translation should we use?

  • If the Bible is clear, then why are there so many denominations?

Course curriculum

  • 03

    How NOT to Interpret Your Bible (Part 1)

    • Part 1 - How NOT to Interpret Your Bible (1)

    • Part 2 - Facts to Know Before Interpreting

    • Part 3 - Interpreting Mistake #1

    • Part 4 - Judge Not....

    • Part 5 - Interpreting Mistakes #2-4

    • Power Point pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 04

    How NOT to Interpret Your Bible (Part 2)

    • Part 1 - How NOT to Interpret Your Bible (2)

    • Part 2 - Mistake #5

    • Part 3 - Mistakes #6-7

    • Part 4 - Mistakes #8-9

    • Part 5 - Mistake #10

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 05

    How Does the Old Testament Apply to Us? (Part 1)

    • Part 1 - The 80/20 Rule

    • Part 4 - S.T.O.P.

    • Part 3 - Observation

    • Part 4 - Free Will, Sin and The Law

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 06

    How Does the Old Testament Apply to Us? Part 2

    • Part 1 - How Much of the Old Testament is Binding on Christians?

    • Part 2 - Avoiding Temptation

    • Part 3 - S.T.O.P. Isaiah

    • Part 4 - Veiled Messianic Prophecies

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 07

    What’s the Easiest Way to Discover the Right Interpretation

    • Part 1 - What's the Easiest Way to Discover the Right Interpretation?

    • Part 2 - S.T.O.P. Luke 15

    • Part 3 - Act I: The Younger Brother

    • Part 4 - Act II: The Elder Brother

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 08

    Interpreting the Epistles

    • Part 1 - Don't Be in Such a Hurry

    • Part 2 - Interpreting the Epistles

    • Part 3 - S.T.O.P. Romans (1)

    • Part 4 - S.T.O.P. Romans (2)

    • Part 5 - S.T.O.P. Romans (3)

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 09

    Interpreting Problem Passages

    • Part 1 - Interpreting Problem Passages

    • Part 2 - Was Jesus a False Prophet?

    • Part 3 - The Importance of Notes & Quotes

    • Part 4 - Is God’s Election Unjust?

    • Part 5 - What Kind of “Election”?

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 10

    More Problem Passages

    • Part 1 - More Problem Passages

    • Part 2 - Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? (1)

    • Part 3 - Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? (2)

    • Part 4 - Saved By.....?

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 11

    What You Need to Know Before Interpreting the Bible

    • Part 1 - Prolegomena

    • Part 2 - C.O.L.U.M.N.S.

    • Part 3 - Order/Logic

    • Part 4 - Uniformity

    • Part 5 - Morality/Natures/Senses

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 12

    Which Translation Should I Use?

    • Part 1 - Which Translation Should I Use?

    • Part 2 - Sola Scriptura?

    • Part 3 - Bible Translation Comparison

    • Part 4 - Using Just One Version?

    • Part 5 - Which Version Should I Use?

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

  • 13

    Why Are There So Many Different Denominations?

    • Part 1 - Why Is There Disagreement?

    • Part 2 - Denominational Differences

    • Part 3 - Essential and Non-Essential Divisions

    • Part 4 - We Have a Heart, Not a Head Problem

    • Part 5 - Is God Clear Enough?

    • PowerPoint pdfs

    • Summary Outline

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Questions to download

    • Questions Answer Key

    • Course Evaluation

    • IYB course closing letter from Frank in workbook