When I began my Chronological Biblical Core Course back in 2021, I had no idea the value it would have for me. I originally chose to do the CBCC because I wanted to be closer to God and wanted to be able to study the Bible on my own. Those weren’t selfish desires, but they were self-focused.
Little did I know how passionate I would become in helping others learn to study the Bible. During my CBCC I realized that I had been content to allow my pastor or someone else to read the Bible for me; however I didn’t spend much time reading it myself. Many members of the Church struggle with this. Some just don’t know where to begin or find the Bible very intimidating.
As I spent more time studying through the inductive Bible study method, I realized how accessible the Bible is for everyone. The Bible was written to regular, everyday people like you and me! The original readers usually weren’t highly educated scholars, but people who worked most days, raised families, and had ‘other things’ to do.
Since completing my Chronological Biblical Core Course, the way I study the Bible has been so enriched. I open the pages just as I am and am able to discover the message God has had for all generations. I have been able to teach others how to read the books of Psalms and Proverbs. I also used my findings to teach at a Discipleship Training School. I love helping others understand this truth, and read the Bible simply as intended.
Now when I go to read the Bible, it’s not always about me. My relationship with God isn’t always just about me either. The Bible teaches and trains us how to spread the Gospel for the sake of others. I read not only for my understanding, but also to gain insight on how to help others do the same.