...to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ...
As Christians, we are each called to disciple one another towards spiritual maturity in Christ. Ephesians 4:11-16 instructs us that evangelists, pastors and teachers are given to the church in order to equip the body for the work of ministry. As the Body is equipped, we are to speak the truth in love to one another so that we, each, grow in maturity that reflects the character and person of Christ. We offer these seasonal Equippers Classes to work towards this goal.
the 8 c's of Bible Study
In an effort to equip the members of the church to study their Bibles more effectively we encourage Bible study to be done with intentionality. Gospel Fellowship desires these tools to help individuals to look at different aspects of scripture and to apply them appropriately.
How is the passage structured? Every passage of scripture has some form of structure.
How does this passage fit within what came before it?
List and describe the human and Divine characters in this passage.
What other Scriptures shed light on this text?
How does this passage point us to the person and work of Christ?
State in one sentence the main point that the original author wanted his original audience to understand and apply from this passage.
List two bulletin points from a commentary that gives further light to this passage.
State in one sentence how this text should shape who the church is to be and what the church should do.