People interpret the Bible in many ways. First, there is the Good: the right interpretation of the Bible. There is only one correct way to interpret the Bible. Second, there is the Bad: the many wrong interpretations by liberal or untrained Christians. Third, there is the Ugly: the many wrong interpretations by false religions (including cults). Dr. Wicker will teach you the correct steps to properly interpret the Bible. You will learn helpful principles and practices to use as well as harmful ones to avoid like the plague. You will also learn how to recognize bad and ugly interpretations, how to explain and correct these errors to people who hold these views, and how to lead unbelievers to Christ.
Week 1 | The Bad and The Ugly: Irritating and Incorrect Interpretations
Week 2 | Start with Right Presuppositions Like an Old Cowhand
Week 3 | Step Up Your Game with Proper Steps of Bible Interpretation
Week 4 | Word Roundup
Week 5 | Learning the Lingo (Hebrew and Greek)
Week 6 | Context Corrals
Week 7 | Respecting the Old Testament
Week 8 | Respecting the New Testament
Week 9 | Prophecy Prizes and Pitfalls
Week 10 | Rounding Up Bad Guys & Helping the Good Guys (& Gals)
Dr. Jim Wicker grew up in our church. He is Professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a pastor in North Texas for 19 years prior to teaching at seminary. He is a deacon in our church, teaches the Wicker Sunday School class, and teaches “Philippians: Choose Joy” in the Wednesday Night Bible Study in Truett Chapel.