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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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