Monday, April 3, 2017

Passage Teaching Overview Worksheet (modified from Simeon Trust)

Passage Teaching Overview Worksheet (modified from Simeon Trust)                     Text:                                                  

INSTRUCTIONS: You will have about 5 minutes to present on the text. Walk us through the questions describing how you would teach the text.  Please provide a copy of this worksheet with your answers for the others in the group.

1.     What is the main theme (or melodic line) of the entire book? How does it inform the meaning of your specific text?
2.     What is the broader context of your text? How does this context inform the meaning of your specific text? [Review the paragraph before and after this passage.}]
3.     What is the theme of the text? [The theme is one, concise sentence stating the ‘big idea’ of the passage.]
4.     What is the primary aim of your text? [The aim is one, concise sentence stating the author’s intended application or a relevant implication of the text for the lives of the readers.]
5.     What is the structure of your Biblical text? How does that structure shape the emphasis of your teaching outline? (Include a brief and basic outline.)  [Consider grammar, repetition, key terms, comparison and contrast, alternation in who is speaking, transitions in imagery, parallelism, verbs, commands. etc.]

6.     What is your theme and aim for your people as you teach this passage? [How do you hope they will think and/or act different when this lesson sinks in?  One preacher said, “What are you trying to do to these people?”]
7.     How does your text relate to the Gospel?  [Christ is the central theme of the Bible.  Where do we see Gospel truths taught or alluded to in this passage?]

Going Beyond:
1. What areas of theology are touched on in this passage?
q   The Bible (Bibliology)   q  God (Theology Proper)   q  The Father (Paterology)  
q  The Lord Jesus Christ (Christology)   q  The Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)   q  Man (Anthropology)
q  Salvation (Soteriology)   q  The Church (Ecclesiology)   q  Angels & Satan (Angelology)
q  Future Things (eschatology)
2. Are there New Testament allusions/quotes from Old Testament or parallel passages?

3. What are concepts or doctrines that you would be tempted to unnaturally or disproportionally insert into this lesson?

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