Staff Resources Pick: Studying the Word

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BSSM Dean and Bible Instructor, Dann Farrelly, often says, “The Bible is our guidebook to the supernatural!” Indeed, the Scripture is designed to empower us to live lifestyles of miracles, signs, and wonders. The truth found in the Word awakens us to the revelation that we are coheirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). Sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12), the Bible is the active agent that renews our minds and hearts that we may walk in authority and reveal His glory upon the earth.

As your students attend your school, you can support their spiritual growth by providing the tools they need to effectively study and apply the Word! We want to share some resources we use at BSSM that we believe will help your students not just read and grasp God’s Word; we believe they will inspire them to develop a passion and love to encounter Him through Scripture.

Read Scripture by The Bible Project

To help believers connect with the Word and its Author, the Bible Project has created fully animated videos and digital notes that bring biblical stories to life. Exploring the historical context and overarching themes in the Old and New Testament, this resource helps readers develop a strong foundation to study each book of the Bible. At BSSM, we have utilized this resource to help our students tap into the powerful wisdom found in the Word. In fact, we have used utilized portions of the Reading Plan to encourage our students to develop a passion for uncovering the nature of God throughout Scripture.

Grasping God’s Word by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays

Another resource we have used to equip our students to read, interpret, and apply Scripture is Grasping God’s Word. The exegetical resource supports students to understand the time and context in which passages were written. More specifically, it provides study tools that help students connect the “there and then” truths and messages of the Bible to the “here and now.” We even use this resource to teach our students how to prepare to preach the Word.

Logos Bible Software by Faithlife

BSSM Lead Bible Instructor, Rich Schmidt, highly recommends this resource to study the Bible for personal growth, research, or preparing sermons. Logos provides digital tools to unpack Scripture such as exegetical commentaries, Greek and Hebrew word study, resources to understand the historical context of a passage, video teaching on specific topics, and more. The software can be downloaded straight to your computer, allowing you to access to these study tools anytime and anywhere.

Foundations Season 1 by Bethel.TV

This DVD study kit is packed with messages from Bethel Bible teachers and pastors that inspire believers to fall in love with Scripture. To help believers relate to and apply biblical principles, each guest speaker provides practical tools and revelation to read and understand kingdom truths. The kit includes a curriculum workbook and journal that are designed to support small groups to grow a passion for studying the Word individually and in the context of community.

BSSM Video Curriculum

To encourage your students to study the word, check out these messages from the BSSM First & Second Year Video Curriculum:

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Watch Now

Click below watch BSSM Bible Teachers, Jared Neusch and Rich Schmidt, share about their experience helping students fall in the love with the Word on our most recent School Leaders Revival Chat.

2 responses to “Staff Resources Pick: Studying the Word”

  1. I have been in prison ministry over 25years. Training inmates to do what you are doing. I would like to start a school in all the prisons in Florida. Maybe every prison in the us. Please send me the contact information to contact your dean.

    • Hey Billy! Thank you for your message! That’s awesome to hear you would like to start a school in Florida! We actually know someone who is running a school there that is transforming the the lives of prisoners. Our team would love to connect with you. Can you email us at schoolplanting@ibethel.org? We look forward to hearing from you. Blessings!

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