Chapter 4 – An Introduction To Outlining


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Define the term “outline.”
  • Read an outline.
  • Create an outline.


“Basic Bible Survey I” includes an outline of each Old Testament book of the Bible. The outlines provide an overview of the general content of God’s Word. More detailed outlines are given in “Basic Bible Survey II” for the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles due to the special focus of Harvestime International Institute. The Institute emphasizes what Jesus taught and the results when His teachings were put into action in the early church.

The outlines in this course summarize only the general content of each book of the Bible. When you complete this general survey you should go back and study each book in more detail. These outlines are only a starting point for you to develop more detailed notes for each book of the Bible. To do this you must know how to create a proper outline.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.