Scripture Study Course
Reading and Studying Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God
  illustration by Kevin Carden
Scripture Study Course – Table of Contents
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edited by Don Schwager
Introduction: An Overview to the Scripture Study Course

1. Listening to the Word of God in the School of the Holy Spirit
• Powerpoint slide presentation and readings:
    • Presentation topics:
    • Scripture meditations from Old and New Testaments: with questions for reflection 
• Readings for study: 

2. The Unity of Scripture – One Word and One Spirit

• Powerpoint slide presentation and readings:
    • Presentation topic:
    • Scripture meditations from Old and New Testaments: with questions for reflection 
    • Readings for study: A selection from Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant sources
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3. Interpreting the Scriptures – the Literal and Spiritual Senses of Scripture
• Powerpoint slide presentation and readings:
    • Scripture meditations from Old and New Testaments: with questions for reflection 
    • Readings for study:
4. The Power and Authority of Scripture
• Powerpoint slide presentation and readings:
    • Scripture meditations from Old and New Testaments: with questions for reflection 
      o Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and Matthew 22:36-40 The authority of the Word of God
      o 1 Peter 1: 22-25 The Power of God's living Word

    • Presentation topics:
      o The nature of Scriptural authority and submission to Scripture

    • Readings for study:
5. Signs, Symbols, and Figures that Foreshadow Christ's Work 
  • Powerpoint Slide Presentation and Readings:
    o Old Testament Types of Christ powerpoint slide presentation (pptx file 5 Mb)

    o Readings on Old Testament Types of Christ PDF file (size 366 kb)
  • Other online articles for study:
      o Old Testament Types of Christ
      o The Christian Meaning of the Psalms, by Jeanne Kun
      o Reading the Scriptures with the Early Church Fathers, by Don Schwager
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6. Ruler of the Ages: The Stages of God’s Plan in Scripture
  • Powerpoint Slide Presentation and Readings:
    o Stages of God's Plan through the Ages powerpoint presentation (pptx file 2.5 Mb)
o Stages of God's Plan readings for study PDF file (size 1 Mb)
  • Other online articles for study:
    • The stages of God's Plan, by Steve Clark
    • Scripture verses from Old and New Testament: with questions for reflection and study
    • Readings for study: On Scripture, by C.S. Lewis
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7. Keys to Growth in Understanding: Faith, Meekness, Teachable spirit
• Powerpoint slide presentation and readings:

8. The Parables of Jesus
  • Powerpoint Slide Presentation and Readings:
    o Reading & Interpreting the Parables of Jesus powerpoint slide presentation (pptx file 5 Mb)
o Readings for study on the Parables of Jesus PDF file (size 366 kb)
o Discovering the Treasure of Jesus' Parables by Jeanne Kun PDF file (size 366 kb)


    [more materials and links will be uploaded later]

    • Gospel Signs and Miracles – Turning Water into Wine and Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes
    • Gospel Signs & Encounters – Jesus Meets Nathanial and Nicodemus (John 2-3)
    • Gospel Signs & Encounters – Jesus Meets the Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well (John 4)
    • Gospel Signs & Encounters – Philip led by Spirit to Samaritans and Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8)
    • Developing Good Habits and Disciplined Approach to Daily Reading of Scripture
    • A Unified Approach to Studying the Old Testament and New Testament
    • Law and Grace – Old Testament and New Testament
    • Revelation and Prophecy – Old Testament and New Testament
    • Tools for Scripture Study – Topical and Word Studies, Bible Dictionaries and Commentaries


[Don Schwager is the author of the Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation and editor for Living Bulwark.]
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 (c) copyright 2013-2016 Don Schwager
publishing address: Park Royal Business Centre, 9-17 Park Royal Road, Suite 108, London NW10 7LQ, United Kingdom
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