The overall idea here is to approach the Bible with the proper process. Basically:
1. What did the Bible say then?If you use this process, you'll do well nearly every time. But how do we get to what the Bible said when it was written? That's the exegetical work. And how do we extract the timeless meaning or principles? That's hermeneutics. You can employ all kinds of tools; or with a couple simple, tools (even preparing sermons in the mountains for a camp) you can study and teach the Bible well.
2. What is the timeless meaning or principles.
3. What's the application for me today.
EntrustedWithTheGospel.com) and I have finally set out on a series to help Average Joe study and teach the Bible well. We're excited about this because we believe it's important. And it maybe that it's a way for us to take great material we received (and payed for) in seminary and give it to you for free.
I wish I could provide you with the name of this series, but as of yet, we can't think of one. I guess we're just not very creative. Listen to the introduction in the first Salty Believer Unscripted podcast of this new series and give us some feed back. Tell us what you think. And by all means, help us come up with a name! (You can contact us here.)
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It is our greatest hope and desire that you grow in your walk with Christ and in that, you know God better and love him more.
Soli Deo gloria!
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