Interpreting the Bible
Before we can interpret the writings of the Bible’s authors we need to define “interpret”. According to the dictionary interpret means: 1) to give or provide the meaning of; explain; explicate; elucidate, 2) To construe or understand in a particular way and 3) To bring out the meaning of (a dramatic work, writing, music, etc.) by performance or execution. To interpret the Bible, we want to provide the meaning of the passage, to understand it and to bring out its meaning. ...continue reading "Bible Study – Step Two “Interpreting"
Why We Need Bible Study
"For the word of God is alive and active sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attributes of the heart' Hebrews 4:12 ESV.
This is the first of five articles about Bible study. Today we look at why we need to study the Bible. Then we will cover how to observe Scripture, What do I see? How to interpret the Scripture. What does it mean? How does the Scripture apply to me and how does it apply to others? Ending the series with methods of Bible study. ...continue reading "Do We Really Need to Study theBible"