Sermon: How to read the Bible with understanding


Acts 17 vs. 11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

  1. There is a difference between reading the Bible like a novel and searching the scriptures.
  2. There is also a difference between reading the Bible like a novel and meditating on the word of God.
  3. To read the Bible with understanding, you need to read it carefully and cautiously, relate the experiences to life situations, use commentaries and references to get a deeper understanding, and consult online or offline resources to search for meanings of unclear passages.
  4. Most importantly, you should not read the Bible on and off, the people of Berea searched the Bible daily; You should develop a daily plan for Bible study.

Prayer:

  • I receive the passion for Christ in Jesus name

 

 

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One Comment to “Sermon: How to read the Bible with understanding”

  1. I agree. Read the Bible regularly and systematically. Jot down notes and questions to consider later. Consult commentaries, Bible dictionaries and atlases. But also sometimes step back and look at the big picture. Notice how David’s life contains elements of both romance and tragedy as he struggles to control his passions yet is described as a man after God’s own heart. Hear the pain in Jeremiah’s prayers as he preaches a message he wishes he had not be born to deliver, yet must because God compels him. The books of the Bible have stories to tell yet, despite diverse authors and times of composition, also a dominant theme of God’s redeeming of his people.

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