June 2018 Student Newsletter

Understanding the Bible
Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

A Bible education is the most important investment a person can make for the future. Having an understanding of the scriptures is critical both for this life and the next. Therefore, we must diligently seek to learn God's word. In the school the students are provided with an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the Bible using several systematic methods of study.

Sometimes during the class the students will be exposed to a topical approach of study. The instructors will take a specific subject and trace it through the scriptures to show what the Bible teaches concerning the chosen topic. This is an extremely valuable method which provides a deep understanding of God's word concerning certain topics.

At other times as part of the class the instructors will use a biographical approach going into detail concerning a specific Bible character. It is very helpful to learn from the examples of men and women in God's word. We can see good choices they made which we should follow and their poor choices which we should avoid.

The courses provide a comprehensive study of the books of the Bible. The instructor will highlight the authorship, the original audience, the circumstances under which it was written, its purpose and its main teachings. This approach provides the students with a thorough study of the book. Students gain a deeper knowledge of the book and are better able to teach it to others.

In the school the students are given the various tools they need to understand God's word. Not only do they learn the Bible, but they also learn how to study the Bible. There is no more important skill than being able to comprehend the meaning of the scriptures while learning how to please God and serve Him faithfully.

The "Mark Complete" Button

If you have already watched several lessons you may have noticed the “Mark Complete” button located below each video. This feature helps you to track your progress as you view the videos. We encourage you to always click this button when you finish viewing a lesson. The marking of lessons serves as a guide for your own information to mark your place in the study. Even if the lesson is marked complete you can return to watch it again as many times as you want.

For additional information please see the Help Center. In the Help Center you will find an article which will walk you through the necessary steps to track your progress by marking each lesson complete. It is titled: How-to: "Mark Complete" Lessons.