Live the Word: Reading in 3-D

February 24th, 2013

Simple question . . . simple answer - Luke 18:18-26

A second look

4 rules of interpreting

  • consider context: who is being spoken to and why?
  • Define key words
  • Interpret scripture with scripture
  • Look for most obvious meaning

Ruler's self-confidence (vs 18-21)

John 1:1, 14, 10:30

Romans 3:10-12

Matthew 5:27-28

James 2:10

Romans 3:23

Dismantling of a self-righteous man (vs 22-25)

The impossible becomes possible - grace (vs 26-27)

Titus 3:5

1 Peter 3:18

Romans 3:19-24

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Live the Word: How to Study a Bible Passage

February 17th, 2013

Observation - What does it say?

Interpretation - What does it mean?

Cross Reference - What other verses explain it?  (www.crosswalk.com)

Jesus Connection - (NT) What does this teach me about Jesus?  (OT) How does this point to Jesus?

Application - What does God want me to do?

Family Challenge - Skittles and M&Ms

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Live the Word: Seeing what God Wants Me to See in His Word

February 10th, 2013

Spirit's Part - "Illumination" of the Word

Counselor & Teacher - John 14:25-26

Guide to experiencing Jesus - John 16:12-14

Eyes of the heart enlightened - Ephesians 1:17-18

My Part - Cooperate with God & His Spirit

Make sure I've accepted Christ as Savior - 1 Corinthians 2:14 (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

Ask & depend on God to open my eyes - Psalm 119:18, Matthew 5:6 & 7:7

Seek His will and glory in my life - Proverbs 3:5-6

Cleanse my heart of known sin and rebellion - Matthew 5:8, 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, 1 John 2:11 & 1:9

Obey (put into practice) what I already know - James 1:22, Hebrews 5:11-14

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Opportunity . . .

February 3rd, 2013

. . . for Personal Growth - 1 Peter 2:2-3

Sunday mornings can be key . . .

  • Biblical - 2 Timothy 4:2
  • Relational - Matthew 22:37-40
  • Seeker Sensitive - Colossians 4:5-6

It's a partnership - Psalm 119:18, Psalm 122:1

. . . to Partner for your Family's Growth

  • Ephesians 5:22
  • Ephesians 6:4 & Mark 10:13-16

. . . to Impact the World - Galatians 6:7-10

* A warning

* Choosing to sow

* Harvest? .  . . the big IF

* Our opportunity

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