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Made Full by Christ: Colossians

July 10th

  • Colossians 1

July 17th

  • Colossians 1

July 24th

  • Colossians 2

June 31st

  • Colossians 3

Aug 7th

  • Colossians 4


1. Pay Attention To The Context, Please!

“Paying attention to the context is the most basic thing you need to do if you want a clear understanding of what you’re reading.”

2. Remember What Category Of Literature You’re Reading.

“This will help you to recognize whether it needs to be read more literally (like historical narrative) or more figuratively (like an apocalypse or a parable), or in some other way.”

3. Don’t Forget That You’re Reading Cross-cultural Literature.

“Most of the Bible was originally written to people living in the area of the world we call the Middle East. It wasn’t written in the 21st century, nor was it written in English. … This means that you should first ask what something meant to them before asking what it means to you.”

4. Allow Scripture To Interpret Scripture.

“If you keep in mind that the passage in front of you doesn’t stand alone — that it is one part of all that God has revealed in his Holy Scriptures — you will protect yourself from drifting into mistaken and harmful interpretations.”

5. Keep It Connected To The Big Story.

“The big story of the Bible is nothing more and nothing less than a story about Jesus. Everything in the Old Testament gets funnelled toward Jesus. Everything. This is true whether you notice it the first time you read it or not.”

Taken from titled article from Kenneth Berding.  http://magazine.biola.edu/article/14-spring/five-tips-for-better-bible-reading/

Many are interested in studying the Bible, but they don't know where to begin or if it will be worth their time. In this episode, we answer some common objections to reading the Bible and suggest three simple steps to make your reading more effective and fulfilling.