How To Read Your Bible 2

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A model to assist church member in reading the bible.

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How To Read Your Bible 2

  1. 1. How to read your bible? Basic model of tri-layered meanings
  2. 2. Actor Layer <ul><li>What the actors meant and how they understood one another? </li></ul>What did Jesus mean when he spoke? How did his disciples or adversaries understood him ?
  3. 3. Author Layer <ul><li>What is the intended meaning of the author when he writes the text? </li></ul>How the author of gospel of John intended his text to be understood by his audience or readers?
  4. 4. Personal Layer <ul><li>How we understand and apply the meanings of the text? </li></ul>How do I understand what the gospel is and how I should preach it?
  5. 5. I am the way, the truth and the life. Life? Truth? He is truth? Actor Layer gospel letter I am the way, the truth and the life. Life? Truth? He is truth? Actors’ Layer Corinthians Colossians Author Layer bible Personal Layer gospel letter I am the way, the truth and the life. Life? Truth? He is truth? Actors’ Layer Corinthians Colossians
  6. 6. Current Weaknesses in Teaching bible Authors’ Layer Personal Layer Personal Experience as Context of Interpretation and Understanding bible gospel letter I am the way, the truth and the life. Life? Truth? He is truth? Actors’ Layer Corinthians Colossians
  7. 7. Inability to Change & Challenge
  8. 8. Challenging Lives & World

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