Do you desire to have a better understanding of the Bible? Would you like to be able to handle God's word with confidence? If so, this course is for you!
Hermeneutics is the branch of Christian theology that deals with how we interpret the Bible. This course takes you through the important principles that must be followed in order to interpret and understand God's word correctly. You will be equipped to better understand the Bible and to handle it with confidence. Pastors and ministers will also be better equipped to preach / teach from the Bible with greater accuracy.
This course covers:
This course also includes an electronic copy of my book, 'Making Sense of the Bible'.
An overview of the Old and New Testaments.
This lecture covers the revelation, inspiration and authority of the Bible.
This lecture covers four reasons for there being different Bible translations.
This article shares what Bible translation the instructor recommends.
This lecture covers pre-requisites of biblical interpretation.
This lecture emphasizes and explains the difference between exegesis and eisegesis.
This lecture covers the importance of knowing why a particular book in the Bible was written.
This lecture covers the importance of keeping verses in their context.
This lecture examines how knowing the historical setting of a passage can inform its interpretation.
This article suggests two useful resources for understanding historical setting.
This lecture examines how being aware of a passage's geographic setting informs your interpretation of that passage.
This lecture emphasizes the importance of checking your interpretation of a passage with what the rest of the Bible teaches.
This lecture looks at figures of speech and features of biblical poetry.
This lecture is a conclusion and summary of the course.
Dr. Stuart Pattico's book, "Making Sense of the Bible".
I’m Dr. Stuart Pattico, the Senior Pastor and Founder of Joy Community Church and the author of several Christian books including 'Firm Foundations', 'The Holy Spirit Manual', 'The Anointing', 'Praying with Power', 'Hearing God's Voice', 'Moving in the Prophetic', 'The Glory Within You', 'Discover and Fulfil Your Purpose', and 'Making Sense of the Bible'.
I have three earned degrees: a Doctor of Ministry from Christian Leadership University, a Master of Arts in Bible & Ministry from King’s College London, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing & Information Systems from Goldsmiths, University of London.
I have been in Christian ministry since 2004 and have shared God's Word to people of various backgrounds in the United Kingdom, Kenya, India and Ghana.