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And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
2 Timothy 2:2

Paul’s words to Timothy still apply to us today. There is a need to raise up teachers who will correctly handle and fearlessly teach the Word of God. It is with this hope in mind that the Bible Teacher’s Guide (BTG) series has been created. The BTG series includes both expositional studies and topical studies. This guide will be useful for personal devotions, small groups, and for teachers preparing to share God’s Word.

Theology Proper: A Study of God the Father can be used specifically as a nine-week small-group curriculum. Every week, the members of the group will read the chapter, answer the questions, and be prepared to share in the gathering. Because each member will prepare for the small group, this will enrich the discussion and the learning. In the appendices, there are tips on how to run a study group, as well as reflection questions to help each member further prepare and even share responsibility in teaching (see Appendix 1 and 2).

I pray that the Lord may richly bless your study and use it to build his kingdom.

Copyright 2014 Gregory Brown

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