A catalyst for study
Haverim Devotions™ is specifically designed as a catalyst for our alternative approach to study – beyond curriculum to culture. A four level process, HD provides a unique way to understand and share scripture. It is simple and easy for anyone to adopt.
Each level of Haverim approaches the Bible in a unique way and appeals to all personality types. The four perspectives highlight our distinctive, whereby a teacher’s role is not simply to create a curriculum whereby others fill in the gaps but instead responds to the needs and questions of those they are teaching by showing them how to think not what to think.
Explaining the vision behind the program.
Level 1 - Intended Meaning
People must first look at the intended meaning of a passage. They use study tools to discover the context and history of a chapter, parable or verse. During this time, they seek to understand the background and culture this text was written in and share what they discovered to be the point of this passage. This level crucially prevents misinterpretation.
Level 2 - Implied Meaning
At the second level, people connect the passage to other sections of scripture, traditions or customs that are hinted at. They look for any overarching principle or theme that can be found when connecting those dots. Once discovering the principle, it can be seen in other parts of the Bible and applied to life.
Level 3 - Interpreted Meaning
In this unusual level of study, people place themselves in the passage of scripture. Using an ancient dynamic, they collaborate and seek to understand the purpose of God in the passage. As each person’s interpreted motivation is shared, they begin to discover something about themselves and what motivates them or what motivates God.
Level 4 - Inspired Meaning
During this section, time is created to allow God’s Word to permeate deeper into an individual. Creative contemplation is given that brings practical application to the words studied and an opportunity for the group to be used by God, to speak directly into each others lives.