How To Read Your Bible 101
9/8/2019 - What is the Bible?
9/15/2019 - Why Read Your Bible?
9/22/2019 - What Happened When?
9/29/2019 - Big Picture Storyline?
10/6/2019 - Context is King
10/13/2019 - What is This?
10/20/2019 - Head, Heart, Hands
10/27/2019 - Bible Interpretation in Six Easy Steps
11/3/2019 - Creating a Summary Statement (1)
11/10/2019 - Creating a Summary Statement (2)
11/17/2019 - Creating a Summary Statement (3)
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1 Corinthians 2:14
Read for Comprehension
Read it. (1 Peter 3:15-16)
Do you know all the words?
Did you get lost in a run-on sentence?
Did it make sense at a basic reading level?
Did you follow the author’s argument?
Did you read it in context?
What Did It Look Like Then?
Where does this fit in redemptive history?
How would the original audience have understood this? (Matthew 7:9, 19:24)
How would the original audience have applied this? (Leviticus 11:7-8)
What’s the Point?
This is about summarizing the principle in a way that is not limited to a specific
situation or culture.
This is a “bridge between two worlds.” (Stott)
If we fail to do this, we will impose cultural standards as though they were God’s
What Does It Look Like Now?
This is about applying the principle in our context.
This doesn’t mean a free-for-all because the principle has already been established.
There can be multiple application of a single principle.
There can be culturally appropriate and inappropriate applications of a principle.
1 John 1:6
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