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How to Study the Bible Unlocking the Truths of the Word of God And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. (Lk 24:45)

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1 How to Study the Bible Unlocking the Truths of the Word of God And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. (Lk 24:45) Week 5 - Sept 22, 2011 Interpretation: Compare, Consult, Christ Week 5 - Sept 22, 2011 Interpretation: Compare, Consult, Christ

2 Homework?

3 I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. Psalm 138:2

4 The Method Observation Interpretation Application What Does it Say? What Does it Mean? What Do I Do?

5 Interpretation How do we Interpret? 5 Cs C C C C C Conten t Context Compar e Consul t Christ - Words, Definitions, etc - Around verse, culture, etc -Other scriptures, Theology -Commentaries, Sermons, etc -See Jesus, how it points to

6 6 Verse(s) studying OBSERVATIONS - things you notice - who, what, where, when, why, how Interpretation: Content (Words) Word Definitions, explanations, etc Word Definitions, explanations, etc Interpretation: Context Interpretation: Compare follow the flow of thought, sentence, paragraph, etc

7 7 Interpretation: Context Interpretation: Compare Interpretation: Consult Interpretation: Christ follow the flow of thought, sentence, paragraph, etc

8 8 ObservationsInterpretationsApplications Verses(s) - notice? - Who - What - Where - When

9 9 ObservationsInterpretationsApplications - What - Where - When word definition, word meaning etc

10 10 ObservationsInterpretationsApplications Jesus wept. (John 11:35) - See humanity of Jesus, human emotions - Weeping is not a bad thing...can be good, Godly - What makes God cry? Jesus word Interpretation: Context Interpretation: Compare definition, word meaning etc Interpretation: Consult Interpretation: Christ

11 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C C C Conten t Compar e Consul t Christ - Words, Definitions, etc -Other scriptures, Theology -Commentaries, Sermons, etc -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

12 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C C Conten t Consul t Christ - Words, Definitions, etc C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology -Commentaries, Sermons, etc -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

13 Interpretation What is it to compare? Best commentary on the Bible is the Bible C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology Bible is a composite whole God never changes, never alters, contradicts Best way to understand a verse is see how it fits with the rest of the Bible

14 Interpretation C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology

15 Interpretation How do we compare? 1 st - thru the Holy Spirits help C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology

16 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26

17 Interpretation How do we compare? 1 st - thru the Holy Spirits help C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology 2 nd - use a search engine

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19 Interpretation How do we compare? 1 st - thru the Holy Spirits help C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology 2 nd - use a search engine 3 rd - use your Bibles cross references

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21 Interpretation How do we compare? 1 st - thru the Holy Spirits help C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology 2 nd - use a search engine 3 rd - use your Bibles cross references 4 th - use the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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34 Interpretation How do we compare? 1 st - thru the Holy Spirits help C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology 2 nd - use a search engine 3 rd - use your Bibles cross references 4 th - use the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge 5 th - use a Harmony of the Gospels 6 th - how does this fit theologically in the Bible

35 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C C Conten t Consul t Christ - Words, Definitions, etc C Compar e -Other scriptures, Theology -Commentaries, Sermons, etc -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

36 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C C Conten t Compar e Christ - Words, Definitions, etc -Other scriptures, Theology C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

37 Interpretation Consulting Commentaries, Bible Helps and more on the passage C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc Key - dont do this until this step of the study! Two extremes in this area looking at this too soon, or only one 2 - not looking at all Benefits are big - culture, words, etc As a rule, more is better (at least 3)

38 Interpretation How? What? C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc Good book commentaries Bible Software Online

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43 Interpretation Consulting Commentaries, Bible Helps and more on the passage C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc Key - dont do this until this step of the study! Two extremes in this area looking at this too soon, or only one 2 - not looking at all Benefits are big - culture, words, etc As a rule, more is better (at least 3)

44 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. Acts 17:11

45 Interpretation Consulting Commentaries, Bible Helps and more on the passage C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc Key - dont do this until this step of the study! Two extremes in this area looking at this too soon, or only one 2 - not looking at all Benefits are big - culture, words, etc As a rule, more is better (at least 3)

46 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C C Conten t Compar e Christ - Words, Definitions, etc -Other scriptures, Theology C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

47 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C Conten t Compar e - Words, Definitions, etc -Other scriptures, Theology C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc C Christ -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

48 Interpretation It is all about Jesus!! C Christ -See Jesus, how it points to

49 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. John 5:39

50 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. Luke 24:27

51 Interpretation It is all about Jesus!! C Christ -See Jesus, how it points to How do we do this? Take time to look for Him! Ask the Holy Spirit to open it to you

52 But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. John 15:26

53 Interpretation It is all about Jesus!! C Christ -See Jesus, how it points to How do we do this? Take time to look for Him! Ask the Holy Spirit to open it to you Grow in this....from commentaries, from watching the NT show you how to see Christ in OT

54 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C Conten t Compar e - Words, Definitions, etc -Other scriptures, Theology C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc C Christ -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

55 Interpretation How do we Interpret? C 5 Cs C Conten t Compar e - Words, Definitions, etc -Other scriptures, Theology C Consul t -Commentaries, Sermons, etc C Christ -See Jesus, how it points to C Context - Around verse, culture, etc

56 Homework Bonus Daily, pick one verse to observe & interpret words and context Interpret Rom 12:1-2 by Comparing, Consulting and looking for Christ in the passage In your own words, how do we focus on understanding a passage by Comparing, Consulting and focusing on Christ? Interpret 1Cor 10:13 by Comparing, Consulting and looking for Christ in the passage Completely observe and interpret Job 23:12

57 How to Study the Bible Unlocking the Truths of the Word of God And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. (Lk 24:45) Week 5 - Sept 22, 2011 Interpretation: Compare, Consult, Christ Week 5 - Sept 22, 2011 Interpretation: Compare, Consult, Christ


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