Get tooled up

Tonight I am going to be hanging (that is a hip word from the 90s) with some of the youth in church, and we are going to be looking at different tools to study the bible. I am pretty excited, and I am gonna take my new bible.

I have been doing some prep this morning and stuff the kids, I am enjoying looking at some of these Bible tools. When I was in CU I was made to go to these seminars all the time,because I was the ‘Hall Group Guy,’ and the thought I having to go back into one of those seminars terrifies me. I thought I would be bored. But thinking through different ways to understand the Bible is a brilliant way to spend a morning!

Mainly I have been looking at the ‘King’ of tools, the purpose tool. The Swiss army knife of the Bible interpretation variety tool belt. Thinking about who is writing, and to whom. What is the situation, are there any problems going on, repeated themes etc.

I think we need to remind ourselves constantly in the basics of reading the Bible so we don’t fall into the trap of reading in a way that puts us in danger.

So if you have a spare half an hour, take a look at 2 Timothy and see why Paul wrote this letter. Don’t just list off the things you know but really read the text. look at why Paul wrote this, why Timothy received it etc…

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am Jamie, and I am a Christ follower. I love Jesus but more importantly he loves me and made the ultimate sacrifice of his son so that all the things I have done, and will do, have been forgiven. And now I know God, and I pursue to know him more. Motivated and transformed by his grace I live for God, to glorify him by enjoying him.

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