Bible Seminar I

By Lyndell Kincaid

Read three chapters from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament of the Bible every day. You will read your Bible through each year.

You will need the following:


The Holy Bible: A.V. 1611 King James Version Concordance: (Choose One) Cruden’s Complete Concordance Strong’s Concordance Young’s Concordance Dictionary: College Dictionary [that lists old meanings]

Buy: Peter Ruckman: Manuscript Evidence Baptist Bible Book Store P.O. Box 7135 Pensacola, FL 32534 1-850-477-8812

RECOMMENDED BOOKS: Any of these books are worth your time and money.

C. H. Spurgeon: Any of his sermon books. Watchman Nee: Love Not the World; Twelve Baskets; Or Others- Clarence Larkin: Dispensational Truth; Daniel Peter Ruckman: Any of his books Matthew Henry’s Commentary – 6 Volume Set

Complete at your own pace. Answer generally in complete sentences. Keep a notebook of all your work. Your organized notebook will be turned in. You will receive it back.

Class 1. Manuscript Evidence – Ruckman

Read each chapter until you understand his main points. Write a short summary of the chapter, one page or less. In your summary state the points that you did not understand or disagreed with. Work your way through the book.

Class 2. Soul Winning


2 Timothy 2:14: “Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, BUT TO THE SUBVERTING OF THE HEARERS.”

2 Timothy 2:23: “But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.”

1 Corinthians 14:12,26: “Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, SEEK THAT YE MAY EXCEL TO THE EDIFYING OF THE CHURCH. How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, everyone of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. LET ALL THINGS BE DONE UNTO EDIFYING.”


Memorize word for word. Know where they are in your Bible.

It sometimes helps to write or type the verse word for word on a three by five card and memorize by repetition.

The following are verses that have been used over the years by many witnessing for the Lord and many have found Christ. As you memorize these verses think how to use them to convince a lost person that they are a sinner and need a savior. Christ is the only savior.
Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9 13

I had a pastor friend that would go into a house and ask them if they had a Bible. If they said that they did he would tell them to get it and lead them to read John 3:16. He loved to lead them to the Lord from their own Bible. He simply kept explaining that one verse until it became clear.
John 3:16
Romans 3:23, 6:23
John 1:12
Revelation 3:20

Here are a few verses that answer a lot of objections that are raised. As you memorize them, study them so that you can use them to help them see the truth.
Ezekiel 33:11
Isaiah 55:7
2 Peter 3:9
John 6:37 (Answers almost every excuse)

2 Corinthians 5:20
Proverbs 11:30
Psalms 126:5 6
1 Corinthians 15:58

Class 3. Chapter Outlining:

1 Timothy
2 Timothy
The following method of studying Bible chapters I got from a book by R. A. Torrey. I have made several adaptations over the years. I have used it myself and have taught it to many. If you will honestly seek to answer these questions from the chapter you are studying, you will learn much from the Bible.

The best way to answer is turn the question into a complete sentence. Write out all your answers.


The Bible is the mind of God revealed. Let us have prompt and unquestioning acceptance of and submission to its teachings when definitely ascertained; even when these teachings appear to be unreasonable or impossible. Let us have absolute reliance upon all its length, breadth, depth and height. Let us have obedience C prompt, exact, joyous, and unquestioning obedience to every command.

CHAPTER:_______________ BOOK: _______________________________

1. Read the chapter five times – aloud once.
2. Write out the KEY VERSE of this chapter.
3. Write out your choice for the BEST VERSE in this chapter.
4. What is the CENTRAL TRUTH of this chapter.
5. What NAME would you give this chapter?
6. What TRUTHS already known have come to you with new power?
7. What NEW TRUTH has been revealed to you?
8. What are the PRINCIPLE LESSONS of this chapter?
9. What have you been TAUGHT TO DO in this chapter?
10. What does this chapter TEACH YOU TO BELIEVE?
11. What notable things are TAUGHT ABOUT CHRIST in this chapter?
12. What definite PROMISES are made in this chapter that YOU CAN CLAIM?
13. List the PEOPLE mentioned and any light thrown on their CHARACTER.
14. List SUBJECTS, WORDS or PHRASES that you could study more.
15. List the leading HISTORICAL FACTS in their proper order.
16. Divide the chapter into its natural divisions and OUTLINE THE CHAPTER.

Class 4. Doctrinal Studies:

Read each scriptural reference and then choose which verses most clearly demonstrate the point. Or, list verses that prove to you that the point taken is wrong.

A. Our Church Introduction
B. The Words of God
C. Have You Believed The Things Concerning the Name of Jesus?
D. The Gift of Tongues


OJT: On the Job Training

Jesus’ method was calling disciples and taking them with him.
Paul’s method was taking disciples with him.
That is what I did in Guatemala. That is what I did here in San Antonio.
Cesar… The ten preachers. [five different towns]
Billy, Brent and the classes.

Mat 10:24-25 Disciple is not above
Your preachers will be like you. They will do what you do. They will not do what you will not do.
Bible Way – follow your preacher
1 Cor 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I follow Christ
Heb 6:10-12 Followers of them who through faith and patience
1Pet 3:13 Followers of that which is good
Acts 16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with them
1 Timothy 1:2 my own son in the faith
1:18 this charge I commit
3:15 that thou mayest know how to behave thyself in the house of God
4:6 if thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things…good minister
4:12-16 be an example of the believers
5:21 charge… doing nothing by partiality
6;13 keep this commandment
6:20 keep that is committed to thy trust
2 Timothy 1:3 Paul was praying for Timothy night and day
2:1-5 be strong in grace…commit to faithful men
2:15 study to show thyself approved to God
3:10-11 thou hast fully known doctrine, life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions
3:14 continue in the things thou hast learned…been assured of…Knowing of whom thou hast learned them
4:1-5 I charge thee…preach the Word…watch thou in all things…do the work of an evangelist…make full proof of thy ministry.