The careful, methodical study of the Bible is the subject of this course. In the first part, author Dorothy Johns introduces the principles, terminology, and means of interpretation that are essential to all effective methods of Bible study. The next series of lessons emphasizes scrutiny of individual books through the synthetic or whole-book method of study. The biographical, topical, and devotional methods of study are critiqued in the last section. While much in the course is necessarily an academic discussion of how to study the Bible, major emphasis is placed on the student’s spiritual improvement and how a systematic study of the Scriptures is the best means for achieving this goal.
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• Audio and Video Courses
• Multi-Lingual Feature
• How do I get my tests graded? How do I get certificates of
• What do the filenames mean?
• My computer can't display __?__ language. Or...my computer
only displays random characters for certain languages. How do I fix this?
How to View/Download Documents (if available)
The document-based courses and lessons on globalreach.org are presented in PDF
format, making it easy for you to view, download, and print these documents. In
order to view, download, and print these files, you will need to have installed
Adobe Acrobat Reader® 6.0 or higher on your computer. You may download the
Adobe Acrobat® Software here and install this software from the Adobe.com
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How to Listen to Audio or Watch Videos (if available)
You can listen to the course audio lessons by clicking on the links titled,
"MP3 (56K)” or “MP3(100K)”. There are a variety of players available on the
Internet that will play these back on your computer. If you wish to listen to
these lessons away from a computer, they will also play back on an MP3 player
which can be purchased at a store or on the internet.
You can also watch the video lessons by clicking on the lesson in the player or
the triangle Play Button (►) or the links titled, "Watch Video." We have
included icons from AddThis.com to assist with downloading or sharing with
others these lessons with others.
You might need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed to play back some video content.
You can download this player at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
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How to Use GlobalReach.org’s Multi-Lingual Feature
Globalreach.org will allow you to browse in one language and download documents
in another language.
Select Language Menus appear when the course and lesson you have selected is
available in another language.
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Once you have selected another language, links to the available documents (and
media, if available) will appear.
If more than one lesson is available, you will need to select the language for
These links will appear in the language you are downloading from, not the
language you are browsing in. However, the filenames will appear in the Status
bar (the bottom bar) of your browser, and that can help you locate the file
that you want.
Look at the file's extension (the last three letters of the filename). If it
says "pdf" then it is a book. If it says "mp3" then it is a video or audio
See "What do the filenames mean?" for further help.
How do I get my tests graded? How do I get certificates of completion?
The content on this website is offered to you free of charge for your personal
enjoyment and growth in the Christian faith. The original courses contained
tests over the entire course. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer grading
of these exams free of charge. We also are not able to offer Certificates of
Completion free of charge. We can offer these services for a fee. Please see
the Contact Us
page to ask us for more details.
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What do the filenames mean?
The filenames help us to keep track of the many different files in the
different languages offered on GlobalReach. But they can also help you when you
are downloading files in another language.
To help you understand, we will give an example. The Great Questions of Life
, Lesson 1 Acrobat file in Russian is E0100ruL01.pdf
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E0100 is the course number, which will always be the same no matter what
language it is found in.
The next 1 or 2 letters designate the language, usually the International
Linguistic Code for that language. However, we usually substitute E for
English, S for Spanish and F for French. In this case the “ru” stands for
Russian and is given in lower case to help distinguish those letters from the
The “L” and the two numbers following are lesson numbers. 00 is the
introduction, if available. This may also be substituted by SR for Student
Reports and AS for Answer Sheets, if available. If the entire course is in one
file then “Entire” will be in place of the “L” number.
The file's extension (the last three letters of the filename) indicates the
type of file that it is. If it says "pdf" then it is a book. If it says "ram"
or "mp3" then it is a video or audio file.
My computer can't display __?__ language. Or...my computer only displays random
characters for certain languages. How do I fix this?
Navigate to the language that you are having a problem with. If there is a
known fix for that language, we have a "Font Help" link. That link will contain
specific instructions for displaying that language.
Make sure you have activated "Complex Scripts" on Windows computers. This alone
may solve your problem:
Installing Complex Scripts and East Asian Languages
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Click Control Panel
Double-click Regional and Language Options
Click on the Languages Tab
If you desire to install Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, Thai, Vietnamese,
or any of the Indic languages, check the “Install files for complex script and
right-to-left languages” box.
If you desire to install Chinese, Japanese or Korean language files, check the
“Install files for East Asian languages” box.
Click “Yes” to restart the computer so that the settings can take effect.