Grasping God's Word

Grasping God’s Word is a hands-on approach that helps students learn to read, interpret, and apply the Bible with accuracy and confidence. The following 5-step process is taught and practiced each week using passages directly from the Bible:

  1. What did the text mean to the original audience?
  2. What are the differences between the biblical audience and us?
  3. What is the theological principle in this text?
  4. How does our theological principle fit with the rest of the Bible?
  5. How should individual Christians today live out the theological principles?

Approximate time commitment:

3 hours per week outside of class to complete each week’s readings and assignments:


Current enrolment and active participation on Survey of the New Testament 1.
Computer with microphone/camera and high-speed Internet access.

Class location:

This class will be taught each week using a live on-line video conferencing (WebEx) format.

Required textbooks:

Grasping God’s Word by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays (3rd edition)
(This book is available in hardcover, Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks format)

Oceanside Church Nanaimo

Sunday Services 9:30AM Church Offices ( Tue-Fri )
Nanaimo Christian School The Junction
198 Holland Rd 2304 Jingle Pot Rd
Bus Route 5 - Ashley & Holland
+1 (250) 740 1026
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Nanaimo, BC. V9R 6W2
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