TEACHING MEMBERS OF EASTRIDGE BAPTIST
CHURCH IN RED OAK, TX TO DEVELOP A
OF THE BIBLE
James Casey Lewis, DMin
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Terry J. Betts
The purpose of the project was to teach members of Eastridge Baptist Church in Red Oak, Texas, to develop a Christ-Centered understanding of the Bible. Chapter 1 defines the ministry context at EBC, as well as presents the rationale, purpose, goals, definitions, and limitation of the project.
Chapter 2 discusses the biblical and theological support for a Christ-centered understanding of the Bible. The chapter specifically explores the Christ-centered lens Jesus provides his disciples, which enables them to view the Bible as one unified story that centers on a crucified Christ.
Chapter 3 explores practical issues related to a Christ-centered understanding of the Bible. Three issues were prominent in the chapter. The first dealt with the necessity of a Christ-centered reading of Scripture. The last two explore both the worldview and gospel implications of a Christ-centered reading of Scripture.
Chapter 4 details the development and implementation of the project, which was a six-week sermon series through the metanarrative of the Bible.
Chapter 5 provides an evaluation of the project’s purpose, goals, strengths, and weaknesses. As well, it highlights what I would do differently if I were to run the project in the future. It concludes with both a theological and personal reflection over the project.||en_US