A unique part of your experience as a student at Colorado Christian University is that the University presents courses and course content in light of a biblical worldview. Foundational to understanding a biblical worldview, is understanding the message and purpose of Scripture. In our discussion this week, we asked you to practice applying Scripture to key words and topics. This is something that you will be asked to do throughout your time at CCU.
But, as in anything that you read, understanding the context is everything. Your reading in Bickel and Jantz (2003) this week also gives you a broad, sweeping view of the context of Scripture. After reading the story of the Bible in this format (with the five “acts”), as well as referencing this week’s Biblical Perspective, answer the following questions in a question and answer format, but be sure to use complete sentences and check your spelling and grammar prior to submitting. In total, your assignment should be 250 – 500 words.
According to Bickel and Jantz (2003), what is the main theme of the Bible? (Provide cited support from your text for this theme.)
How does this theme compare to your current view or understanding of the Bible?
How can understanding the big picture of the Bible help you as you seek to apply Scripture to course content? (Provide specific examples to support your response, making sure to also incorporate this week’s Biblical Perspective reading.)
How to reference the reading assignments for this session:
CAGS adheres to APA Style for references, citations, and the general format of student papers. Examples of how to cite some of the reading assignments are provided for you.
(Bickel & Jantz, 2003)
(Bickel & Jantz, 2003, p. __) – If you are using a direct quote
(Holy Bible, New International Version, 1973/2011, John 3:16)
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (Holy Bible, New International Version, 1973/2011).
Bickel, B. & Jantz, S. (2003). Knowing the Bible 101. Harvest House Publishers.
At least 1.5 pages
According to Jantz2003 overarching theme of the BibleGod’s to redeem humanity”p 15). The outline this theme across five “acts comprise the storyline of Scripture: and fallarchs, Israel,, church. In Act I, God creates humanity to be in relationship him, but disrupts this harmony. The subsequent acts God plan restore broken fellowship through his covenant with, the incarnation atoning work of Christ, and the of (Bickelant,).
My current understanding of the central message aligned somewhat with perspective articulated by Bick and (2003). Previously, I viewed the Bible conveying God’s for and his desire our salvation, though I not these ideas as coherently across the narrative Understanding Scripture as a unified story of redemption helps synthesize individual passages and gives greater insight into how different people, events,, fit within God’sarching
Comprehend’s theme can aid my application various topics study. For instance, exploring political systems and structures of government consider how rulers and authorities fit within God’s-building outlined in the BibleRomans 137; Holy Bible, International Version,2011). When works of,, or media, humanity’s fallen state and for redemption identify moral or spiritual themes addressed. Even scientific discoveries andments can be through lens of all things for his redemptive (Genesis 50: Holy Bible, New International Version 1973/2011 connections between academic disciplines and the overarching biblical narrative helps bring coherence and spiritual significance to areas of.
In summary, gaining aor view of the of redemptionelantz (2003) provide, gives valuable context for understanding and relating it to diverse topicsre storyline of sin, salvation, and restoration helps synthesize many biblical passages and see how works through circumstances to restore fellowship with humanity. This big-picture perspective a solid foundation for consistently applying Bible’s principles across an academic curriculum
Bickel &,2003 Bible 101, OR House Publishers.
Holy Bible New International Version. (1973/2011). Biblica. https://www.ible/versions/-IVible/