The 7 PASSAGES are more study (read sweat) based, helping you incarnate (word becomes flesh) seven passages of Scripture, so you can pass them on to others. The 7 PASSAGES delineate the seven key relationships a believer needs to become a reproductive disciple of Jesus Christ per the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
The actual study guide to the passages is in the next post.
The second part of this post gives you seven progressive levels of Bible Study from discussion to inductive to exegetical.
The third part of this post helps you become a Sleuth for the Truth, as you learn to Study the Bible like Sherlock 'Olmes (an acrostic for the method). The material describes and illustrates the method using a familiar verse, John 3:16 (you might be surprised at what you're missing). I've been teaching people to do this for over thirty years. Everyone who puts in the effort, some without even a high school diploma, has mastered the method. It will become apparent to you, after you gain a little skill, that many commentary writers and even Bible translators do not know what you will have learned. (If you can unravel the time-warping verb tenses in the previous sentence, you'll do fine.)
You don't to master the method before you dive into the 7 PASSAGES, but you might eventually want to consult the manual when your questions exceed your intuition. If you're going to be studying the Bible for the rest of your life, don't be an amateur.
Yours* for Loving God with ALL your Mind,
*This means that help is only a comment or email away.
NB (note well) I haven't finished editing this, but wanted to get it posted for those of you who are starting a Bible Study right away. As a result, some of my favorite Sherlock quotes are still bunched together at the bottom.
Seven Key Relationship Passages Study Guide: Introduction © 1990-2013 WF Cobb Truthbase.net
- The second reason people misinterpret the Scriptures is because they skip over words and phrases they don't understand or sweep under the rug if they don't fit a preconception. Do this enough times, and parts of the verse will actually become invisible. Unfortunately, both the Divine and the Devil are in the details, and God thinks every jot and tittle is important. To help you understand and correctly interpret all the pieces, use an exegetical outline.