Bible Study Techniques

Observation: Job One in the Bible Study Process

There are three basic steps to hermeneutics (interpretation of Scripture) that should be followed in order to find the intended meaning in a passage: observation, interpretation, and application. The first step is always observation. It is our human tendency to give something a good read, then jump right to the second step. But when we…

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Working through a Pre-Understanding of the Text

We all have our general ideas about Scripture which often can include preconceived ideas on a given passage. As I researched my book, I always began with prayer. I asked God to help me to look at the passage in a fresh way, so that any previous teaching I had heard would not influence how…

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Observation: Compare

Observation: Comparison Always start your study by spending time in observation. This is a step that students of the Word tend to rush through, because we are so interesting in finding a meaningful interpretation (and then application.) In order to keep from moving into interpretation before you are ready, stick to the exact words that…

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Observation: Repeated words and phrases

Always start your study by spending time in observation. This is a step that students of the Word tend to rush through, because we are so interesting in finding a meaningful interpretation (and then application.) The Bible is written so that we can apply its words to our lives, right? The problem is, when we…

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Tuesday Tips for Bible Study

Hello, Reader, and welcome to Tuesday Tips for Bible Study! Have you ever felt you weren’t getting as much out of your Bible reading as you wished? Do you wonder how popular Bible teachers find their inspiring insights? Are you hungry for a deeper understanding of God? Each of the following posts will enable you…

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