INTERPRETING THE BIBLE
By Richard Pratt
What does it mean to say that the Bible teaches something or means something? Usually we think in binary terms (either yes or no this is in the Bible). That is not enough. We need to break with the binary and think more analog. Not an on/off light switch but a dimmer switch.
NATURAL UNDERSTANDING VS. SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING
Holy affections are not heat without light; but evermore arise from the information of the understanding, some spiritual instruction that the mind receives, some light or actual knowledge.
ROLE OF THE LAW
The easiest way to understand what is the law of God is that the law is a summation of the character of God. The law is good. It is found in all consciences and in all societies.
Why do a Character Study? To learn about a specific Bible character – to consider the outcome of his/her way of life and apply lessons to personal life.
DISCIPLESHIP JOURNAL BIBLE READING PLAN
The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan offers special features that will aid you in your journey through the Bible. By reading from four separate places in the Scripture every day, you should be able to better grasp the unity of the Scriptures, as well as enjoy the variety of seeing four different viewpoints.
MEDITATION FOR TRANSFORMATION
My journey to get here. Originally read a lot on experiencing God and sought that a lot. But then didn’t focus on this as much. Col 3:10 struck me about 2 years ago, I’m new, but still being renewed according to intimately knowing Him to become like Him. Lately in thinking about fighting sin.
Since becoming a Christian 10 years ago, I have known that the Word of God was the key to my spiritual development. As a young believer, I simply read through the Bible, hoping that something would stand out to me. This approach was hit and miss.
THE TIMOTHY METHOD
By Kevin Green
GETTING AN OVERVIEW OF THE WHOLE
By Denis D. Haack
Surveying something—whether a room, or a piece of art, or an acre of land—simply means looking it over in order to try to comprehend it as a whole. Do a good job surveying something, and you'll have an accurate picture of it in its entirety.