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How To Read The Bible

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How To Read The Bible

  1. 1. How To Read the Bible<br />A class for “ordinary” people<br />
  2. 2. Today<br />Today’s class will be an introduction to the rest of this class.<br />Today we will think about three major questions:<br />1. Who am I?<br />2. What will we be studying?<br />3. Why is this kind of study necessary?<br />
  3. 3. 1. Who?<br />
  4. 4. 1. Who?<br />Married to Cindy, two Children<br />Dean of Faculty at Knox<br />New Testament Professor at Knox<br />Ph. D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School<br />Appeared several times on Nickelodeons’s WHAT WOULD YOU DO?<br />
  5. 5. 2. What?<br />Reading is more than simply knowing words and their meaning.<br />To properly understand a document one must understand things such as Genre, Historical Background, Parables, Irony, Sarcasm, etc.<br />
  6. 6. 3. Why?<br />Which verses of the Bible should be followed strictly today and which are there to teach us principles?<br />To properly understand this one needs some sort of criteria to determine the difference between a universal command and a cultural command.<br />
  7. 7. Examples of Why<br />“God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” ” (Genesis 1:28, NASB95)<br />
  8. 8. Examples of Why<br />“The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. ” (1 Corinthians 14:34, NASB95)<br />“All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. ” (1 Corinthians 16:20, NASB95)<br />
  9. 9. Examples of Why<br />“‘You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together. ” (Leviticus 19:19, NASB95)<br />
  10. 10. Examples of Why<br />“For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. ” (1 Corinthians 11:6–7, NASB95)<br />
  11. 11. Examples of Why<br />“No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments. ” (1 Timothy 5:23, NASB95)<br />
  12. 12. Examples of Why<br />“Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter. Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more. ” (Proverbs 31:6–7, NASB95)<br />
  13. 13. Examples of Why<br />“Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. ” (1 Peter 2:18, NASB95)<br />
  14. 14. Next Week<br />An Overview of the entire Bible<br />An answer to the Question: What is the Bible about? (the answer will be three words and one of the words is “and.”<br />Some very simple methods for getting more out of your Bible study.<br />

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