Jesus is not only the lens through which we understand Scripture. He’s also how we Christians see life around us. That’s what Peter and Kevin talk about in this 2021 wrap-up episode. New episodes coming in January!
How do you know if a Psalm is about Jesus when it doesn’t mention Jesus?
It’s a bold statement. THE most important? Really? You’ll have to listen to find out which one and why.
John 4 includes a straightforward account of Jesus’s interactions with a Samaritan woman as they stand at a well. But we can read it in so many wrong ways. Peter and Kevin discuss how to read and understand it so that the focus is on Jesus, not on the woman or social issues.
Jesus told parables with a purpose. And if you miss that purpose, you miss the meaning of the parable. Today we teach you how to read the parable of the sower in Matthew 13 so that you don’t miss Jesus’s intended meaning.
What is THE most important question to ask when reading the Bible? That first question that sets you on the right path to understanding what you are reading. That’s what we talk about on today’s podcast!
Is the Bible organized a particular way for a reason? What happens if you move things around? And…do some books take priority over others when we’re seeking understanding? Lots of questions to discuss today!
There are a lot of things between the covers of your Bible…that aren’t actually the Bible. And it’s helpful to know what they are.
Scripture uses understandable words and it is one whole, not a series of unrelated parts. That’s what the second and third principles for hermeneutics teach.
There are three basic principles to keep in mind when interpreting Scripture. Surprise, surprise – the first is the Christological principle! Good thing we already did our series on Christology to set the stage for this!