My wife and I are ministering to a small group of “Christians” who are searching. We have completed 4 weeks of studies. We began our studies by watching Keith Blades “Basic Bible Comprehension” series but I’m wondering which direction to take the group after we’re done with that series.
I’m inclined to move to an Old Testament Survey or perhaps Romans. My wife thinks we should do a series on Acts.
I have the entire GSB course, all of Keith’s programs, all of Forgotten Truths DVDs and have downloaded every series on your web site, Shorewood’s site (for 3 years) and many, many more.
My question to you is: What would a good syllabus look like for people just learning about right division?
We’ve been encouraged by comments from the group like “I’ve learned more tonight than I learned my whole life in my church”.
When you teach the Bible and teach it “rightly divided” those who want to know and understand the Bible almost always make those comments you are hearing. It is wonderful to be a part of adding clarity and truth as opposed to those who are teaching falsely, adding confusion.
There is no doubt in my mind that the book of Romans is an important foundational book to teach. Romans 1:11 Paul wrote “to the end ye may be established.” When he concluded he said: “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel,…” (Romans 16:25). This makes the book of Romans the most import book for a young believer to learn.
Pastor Jordan’s introduction to the book of Romans in his GBS classes bring this out. After teaching justification, identification, Romans 9-11 teaches “dispensation.” Romans 11 lays it all out. That would be my advice.