187 – How to Accurately Interpret the Bible for Yourself What It Says, What It Means, How It Applies
Written by Patrick Morley
Tuesday, July 20 2010 00:00
What’s the first thing we do when you read a Bible verse? It’s the same thing we do when we look at a picture. We look for ourselves! We ask, “How does this apply to my world?”
The answer? That depends on what it meant then, and what it means now. How do we find that out?
The Bible wants to be interpreted. The purpose of this article is to equip you with a worksheet so you can take a text and…
- Figure out what the author originally meant,
- Discover the timeless message it has for us today, and
- Personally apply the text in order to lead a more powerful life in Christ.
Suggestion: Read the bolded parts first. That will give you the big picture. Then start over and read everything together. There’s an abbreviated example at the end.
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