Series How to Read the Bible

Longtime Discover the Word group member Alice Mathews returns to the table to share with the group some of the things she has found helpful in understanding the Scriptures. Join Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, and Bill Crowder for their heartwarming conversations with a dear friend about some of the most important things to keep in mind when we open our Bibles to read.

Dates April 29-May 3
# of Programs 5
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder and guest Alice Mathews
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Part 1 - 04/29/19

Reading Scripture Without Losing The Original Meaning

When translating something from one language to another, it’s easy to lose the original meaning. So how can we be confident when reading Scripture, since what we’re reading is a translation from the original? Today on Discover the Word, we welcome a dear friend back to the table. Alice Mathews helps us get back to the basics of “How to Read the Bible.” Pull up a chair to the table today for Discover the Word!

Part 2 - 04/30/19

Does Every Bible Verse Have A Personal Application For Today?

When reading the Bible, it’s important to consider the implication for our lives today. But does every verse have a personal application to the 21st century? Today on Discover the Word, the team and former group member Alice Mathews discuss the difference between “descriptive” and “prescriptive” passages of Scripture. Join us today on Discover the Word!

Part 3 - 05/01/19

Understanding Context Is King

When it comes to reading Scripture, context is king. If you don’t consider the context of a passage you run the risk of completely misunderstanding it. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and dear friend Alice Mathews show how context can help us understand a difficult passage in one of Paul’s New Testament letters. Don’t miss Discover the Word today!

Part 4 - 05/02/19

Interpreting Scripture In A Way That Is Consistent With The Overall Message

Over the centuries, people have used the Bible to prove and justify a lot of terrible things. So how do we know which interpretations are right, and which are wrong? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and dear friend Alice Mathews discuss how to interpret Scripture in a way that’s consistent with the overall message. Listen today to Discover the Word!

Part 5 - 05/03/19

Reading Scripture With The Right Cultural Lens

In one sense, the Bible was written for everyone. But in another sense, the Bible was written to a specific audience at a specific time. Today on Discover the Word, the group, and dear friend Alice Mathews discuss how to read Scripture with the right cultural lens. Another helpful lesson on “How to Read the Bible,” today on Discover the Word!

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