This morning Cliff and I had the privilege, for the first time actually, to teach TOGETHER in a DTS on the topic of Inductive Bible Study. Its so excited to work together! It is definitely the future 🙂 !!! We know God brought us together to work together as a team for His glory!
The 50 DTS students respondedwellto the teaching (and Cliff’s humor) . We hoped to stir in them strong desires to study the Bible, leftthem with tools to study the Bible for themselves inductively, AND they are currently studying the book of PHILEMON for themselves. Funny thing is some of them had never even heard of the book! How fun!
If you haven’t read Philemon before, give it a try. Even if you have, read it again! Philemon speaks about Reconciliation and Forgiveness.
The Seven Step we taught…
1. Pray – before and during study.
2. Read the whole book- preferably in one sitting and aloud
3. Types of literature– Philemon is a letter, remember its written FOR you but not TO you!
4. Historical Background/ Context– understand those the book was written to
5. Observation– Take time to notice whats happening:
Who? What? Where? When? Why?
6. Interpretation– Ask the question WHY? Connect what you observe to the context to understand for the original reader.
7. Application! Let it change your life!
Try it yourself today or write us if you want to know more!
Many blessing and Happy Bible Study,
Cliff and Amaris Davis
In 2001 we first met in Hawaii;
In 2003 we both staffed together in Hawaii;
In 2010 we met again in Hawaii -one flying from Asia, the other from the US.
In 2011 we both taught in Hawaii, our first married trip!
Monday we arrived back from Kona, Hawaii; marking our first trip where both Cliff and I were able to teach! Cliff teaching Amos and I taught Hosea. We lingered a bit after our teaching to celebrate our first anniversary! Amazing how time flies and how long its been since our last post, but alas; the wait ends! Equipped with a new birthday computer, the days of lacking communication come to an abrupt end!
In quick review, last August Cliff and I moved onto the LA base.
Cliff is now a part of the leadership team and the legal board of the base.
I am currently working at Trader Joe’s but am in transition to full time with Youth With A Mission LA- to fully commence in 2012 when we will be running a Core Course of the Chronological School of Biblical Studies, bringing the nine-month down to 14 weeks.
This will mark the first time Cliff and I work together married in a school. Our heart is for transformation: first of the young people who we teach and then onto the nations through them. We believe in Biblical Teaching, equipping individuals with the how and what of scripture-teaching and truth- and seeing that applied to life for transformation.
We’re doing it!
We’re excited about a school recently started in Tijuana, ran and staffed by staff and students of Cliff’s previous schools and are traveling a bit to help them out and teach. Cliff will head out Wednesday to teach Deuteronomy and Amaris the end of November to teach Kings. God is moving!
We are also excited about our upcoming school this January. We’re busy and moving in the direction God is leading us into:
A ministry team for transformation.
We covet your prayers and partnership!
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Love and Blessings
Cliff and Amaris Davis