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DISCOVERING THE FLOW. Understanding and Communicating the Blessing of God Bible Day. MAIN PRINCIPLE. BIBLE MEANING ALMOST ALWAYS FOLLOWS BIBLE STRUCTURE. QUESTION.

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Discovering the flow

DISCOVERING THE FLOW

Understanding and Communicating the Blessing of God Bible Day


Main principle

MAIN PRINCIPLE

BIBLE MEANING ALMOST ALWAYS FOLLOWS BIBLE STRUCTURE


Question

QUESTION

Why can it be tempting to treat the Bible as unconnected sayings by taking individual verses out of context for our comfort? (eg Jeremiah 29:11)


Discovering the flow

What structural features do you expect to find in an epistle?

What about a gospel?

What about apocalyptic?

How might you look for manageable units of thought or flow of thought in each of these? Are they likely to be the same or different?


Context

CONTEXT

THE ENVIRONMENT WITHIN WHICH ANY PASSAGE EXISTS


2 questions to ask

2 QUESTIONS TO ASK

  • WHERE DOES THIS COME IN THE SWEEP OF GOD’S SALLVATION HISTORY?

  • WHERE DOES THIS FIT WITH ITS IMMEDIATE BOOK CONTEXT?


Map matt 4 23 9 37

MAP MATT 4:23-9:37

  • IDENTIFY THE MAIN FEATURES

  • DESCRIBE HOW YOU IDENTIFY WHERE THE THOUGHT FLOW CHANGES

  • SUM UP THE MAIN IDEAS AND HOW THE STRUCTURE HIGHLIGHTS THEM


Structure helps us

STRUCTURE HELPS US:

  • TO KNOW WHY GOD PUT THIS IN HIS BOOK

  • TO FIGURE OUT WHY HE PUT IT HERE AND NOT ELSEWHERE

  • TO SEE THE KEY ISSUES & HOW THE WRITER HIGHLIGHTS THEM


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