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:
- Survey of the Bible: Lessons 1-23 by Bernie Ooley (BSSM First Year, Sections 1-12)
- Kingdom Foundations: Lessons 1-11 by Kevin Dedmon (BSSM First Year, Sections 4-14)
- New Testament: Lessons 1-21 by Kevin & Theresa Dedmon (BSSM Second Year, Sections 1-11)
- Biblical Studies: Lessons 1-8 by Dann Farrelly (BSSM First Year, Sections 5-10)
- Understanding the Whole Bible by Jonathan Welton
- The Hayford Bible Handbook by Jack Hayford
- 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Anders
- The Passion Translation by Dr. Brian Simmons
- Discovery Bible Study Process by World Missions & Evangelism, Inc.
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.