This course is made up of a series of 27 individual sections to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes.

Each section you will watch and listen to the course video and examine summaries in the Course Reading section and Bible texts in the Scripture Window of the web page. An important part of this course is applying what you have learned to real examples. Several times throughout the course you will be asked to practice a skill being taught and you will need to use web page tools to type notes, lists, and outlines or to mark Scriptures with colored symbols.

At the end of the course there will be an opportunity for you to navigate to a page where you may print all of the course readings, notes and marked Scriptures in a single PDF document. A course certificate of completion will be available to print as well.


This course will use Haggai and Ezra 4:24–6:22 in the Old Testament. All materials are included within the Online Training System. Course Materials and downloadable texts include:

    • Haggai text and instructions in ESV translation
    • Examples of Text Markings
    • Haggai At-A-Glance Chart and Completed Chart Example
    • Listing Documents and Completed Examples
    • Various features of the NISB
    • How to Use the Inductive Study Approach
    • Getting Started
    • Color illustration of Solomon’s Temple
    • The History of Israel Color Timeline
    • Understanding the Value of God’s Word
    • Overview of the Bible
    • Major Events in Israel’s History
    • Historical and Grammatical Helps
    • Read Through the Bible in One Year
    • Three-Year Bible Study Plan
    • A Harmony of the Gospels
    • Indexes
    • Concordance
    • Color Maps
    • Course Syllabus


    Section 1 – Preface

    Section 2 – Welcome

    Section 3 – The New Inductive Study Bible
    • General features
    • Translations

    Section 4 – What is Inductive Bible Study?
    • How to Use the Inductive Study Approach
    • Definition of Inductive Bible Study
    • Three parts of Inductive Bible Study

    Section 5 – Haggai Introduction

    Section 6 – Haggai “Things To Do” #1; Reading the Text
    • Read Haggai

    Section 7 – Haggai “Things To Do” #1; Marking Key Words
    • Assignment: Marking “people” and “House of the Lord” in the text

    Section 8 – Haggai “Things To Do” #1; Illustrations

    Section 9 – Haggai “Things To Do” #2; Time References
    • Assignment: Marking Time References

    Section 10 – Haggai “Things To Do” #2; Compare”

    Section 11 – Haggai “Things To Do” #2; Jewish Calendar

    Section 12 – Haggai “Things To Do” #3; Key Phrases
    • Assignment: Marking Key Phrases

    Section 13 – Haggai “Things To Do” #3; Part 2

    Section 14 – Haggai “Things To Do” #4a; The First Message
    • Assignment: At-A-Glance Chart

    Section 15 – Haggai “Things To Do” #4a; Compare

    Section 16 – Haggai “Things To Do” #4b; Observations
    • Assignment: Summarizing

    Section 17 – Haggai “Things To Do” #4c; Listing
    • Assignment: Making a List

    Section 18 – Haggai “Things To Do” #4c; Compare

    Section 19 – Haggai “Things To Do” #4; Second Message
    • Assignment: Complete #4 on Your Own

    Section 20 – Haggai “Things To Do” #4; Second Message- Compare

    Section 21 – Haggai “Things To Do” #5
    • Rulers and Prophets of Haggai’s Time

    Section 22 – Haggai “Things To Do” #6
    • Assignment: Complete the At-A-Glance Chart

    Section 23 – Haggai “Things To Think About”

    Section 24 – Other Features in the New Inductive Study Bible

    Section 25 – Conclusion

    Section 26 – Encouragement

    Section 27 – Working on Your Own