Exploring God's Word Study Guide

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Session 1 - The Nature of Scripture and the Need for Interpretation



Overview: In this session we look at why the very nature of the Bible and our own situation demands that we carefully consider how to interpret the Scripture.

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Session 2 - Introduction to Hermeneutics and Exegesis

Overview: In this session we look at hermeneutics & exegesis, and lay out the central Person and message of Scripture, by which each individual passage my be interpreted. That central Person is Jesus Christ, and all of Scripture is focused on His Person and work.

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Session 3 - Introduction to the Grammatical-Historical Method of Interpreting Scripture



Overview: In this session we look at the grammatical-historical method of interpreting the Bible (as opposed to the allegorical method), discussing how to determine the meaning of words, common mistakes made in doing word studies, and the importance of grammar.

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Session 4 - The Importance of Studying Contextually

Overview: In this session we look at the importance of studying contextually. We must not only study words, but consider sentences, paragraphs, sections, books, and ultimately the whole of Scripture to understand what God is saying.

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