Bible Virtuosity
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Bible Virtuosity

A 24-Day Plan for Beginners
4.4 (62 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,340 students enrolled
Created by Mike McGuire
Last updated 1/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 18 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Read the Bible with understanding
  • Read the Bible for personal growth
  • Practice Bible reading and journaling as a daily habit
  • Journal using the R.E.A.P. method
  • Select resources to support their Bible reading
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Requirements
  • The "Gathering Your Tools" lectures will help students select what they need to complete the course.
Description

This course will give learners the skills necessary to read the Bible with understanding so the reading is rewarding and leads to personal growth. Short videos with hands-on examples will help students begin the habit of daily Bible reading with journaling. Students will gain practical methods they can apply immediately. Included with this course is a guided, 24-day reading challenge. Students should take this course if they have never read the Bible, or have been frustrated by the inability to make Bible reading a daily habit.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who are new to the Bible. Or, those who have not yet developed the habit of daily Bible reading and journalling.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
4 Lectures 04:19

This will give you a high-level overview of course and why I'm passionate about reading the Bible. After this intro you'll be able to say definitively that this course is for you.

Welcome
02:05

Learn three steps you can take to increase your motivation to complete the course. You'll be introduced to the first items on the preparation checklist.

Motivation
01:28

Receive a quick tour of the learning environment and the tools available to help you complete this course.

How to Take This Course
00:46

Print this checklist and complete it as you complete the next lectures.

Preparation Checklist
1 page
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Gathering your tools
6 Lectures 09:13

Be introduced to two of the Bible translations I recommend and an explanation of the differences between them. At the end you'll select the Bible translation that you intend to use in the course.

Choosing a Bible Translation
01:47

You'll be introduced to the two formats for Bible reading and select the one that is right for you.

Choosing a Bible Format
01:16

You'll get a tour of YouVersion and learn the six ways it can help you.

Introduction to YouVersion
01:40

Learn the three criteria for selecting a time of day for reading the Bible that will support a more rewarding experience.

Choosing a Time
01:33

Learn two types of journals and decide which you will use during the Bible reading challenge.

Choosing a Journal
01:15

Reference materials are sometimes necessary to learn key facts, people, and places. Learn which ones are most helpful.

A supplemental resource guide is attached.

Extra Helps
01:42
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How to Journal Using R.E.A.P. Method
7 Lectures 11:33

You might not appreciate the value of journalling and its importance for greater understanding and personal growth. Learn six reasons why you should reconsider.

Why Journal?
01:58

A journal entry is not a diary. There are four parts that lead to better Bible reading. Learn an overview of the journal entry before looking at each of the parts.

The Journal Entry
01:26

How do you decide what to journal on? Prepare yourself to avoid the three most common errors. Witness a sample journal entry begin to take shape.

Part 1. Read
02:22

Learn keys to being better readers and observers. Learn two mistakes to avoid. You'll see the next section of our sample journal entry take shape.

Part 2: Examine
02:10

Bible reading without an application never results in personal growth. Three tips will help you make your journal hit home.

Part 3: Apply
02:02

A journal entry gives you direction and prayer gives you the support to make some of the most important steps in your life.

Part 4: Pray
01:35

Sample Journal Entry
1 page
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Troubleshooting
2 Lectures 02:11

When doubt creeps in it can be difficult to continue. These three tips will help you deal with doubt.

Doubt
01:09

No one is perfect. Prepare yourself for when you miss a day in your 24-day reading challenge.

Missed Days: Getting Back on Track
01:02
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Start the 24-Day Challenge
26 Lectures 08:37

The Gospel of Luke has five distinctives that make this worth your time.

Why Read Luke?
02:09

Read Luke 1

Day 1
00:57

Read Luke 2

Day 2
00:49

Day 3
00:26

Day 4
00:32

Day 5
00:38

Day 6
00:32

Day 7
00:08

Day 8
00:22

Day 9
00:07

Day 10
00:11

Day 11
00:02

Day 12
00:12

Day 13
00:04

Day 14
00:11

Day 15
00:15

Day 16
00:01

Day 17
00:03

Day 18
00:01

Day 19
00:06

Day 20
00:02

Day 21
00:09

Day 22
00:08

Day 23
00:06

Day 24
00:01

Here are a few tips for selecting your next reading challenge.

What's Next?
00:18
About the Instructor
Mike McGuire
4.4 Average rating
62 Reviews
1,340 Students
1 Course

For 15 years I've read the Bible daily. I serve at River City Community Church in Selma, Texas. I have a Masters of Divinity with a focus on Transformational Leadership. I also have a MA in Marriage and Family Counseling. I'm an alumni of the United States Air Force Academy, class of 1999. My passion is to challenge people to develop spiritually in church, group, and individual settings. I love seeing faith impact real life. Crossfit enthusiast.