Tag Archives: How to Enjoy the Bible

Foreshadowing

https://youtu.be/O8U-3oS0Xyg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Galatians 3:24   ESV - guardian; KJV – schoolmaster; NAU - tutor. The Law served as a pedagogue until Christ. The synagogue was a place to teach; while a tutor or pedagogue was a guardian and guide of boys. Among the Greeks and the Romans, the name was applied to trustworthy…
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New Testament Use of the Old Testament

https://youtu.be/fF9mUqWYV_I By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] One of the important features of the NT is that it contains a number of quotations from passages in the OT. In order to appreciate this aspect of the NT scriptures, we need to understand the ways that the NT uses OT scriptures and how they fit into the message…
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14 Narrative Expositions

https://youtu.be/1IqsykF5x6E By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] The Scripture uses narration when conveying the details of a biblical account.   Dialogue can be seen when two or more characters are having a conversation.  In English, dialogue is enclosed in quotation marks. Narrative exposition is the insertion of background information within a story or narrative. This information can be about the…
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Scripture Build Up Acts/Epistles

https://youtu.be/yjrbSbW9Hjw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The records of the Christian church beginning in the Book of Acts dovetail with the NT letters that were written during that time period. We can gain much helpful background information and understanding by reading the historical records in Acts along with the NT letters. Paul’s First Missionary Journey Begun…
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Scripture Build Up Gospels Part Two

https://youtu.be/1HO4VL0VSuY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The Gospels share a common subject -- Jesus -- but present his life and ministry in four different portraits. Reading more than one Gospel can provide additional information about parts of Jesus' life and teachings from a different perspective or to highlight or emphasize certain things unique to a Gospel…
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Scripture Build Up Gospels Part One

https://youtu.be/4yU6s62VytY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Mount of Transfiguration Matthew 16:28 is a verse that has been misunderstood due to a failure to acknowledge the context of what comes before and after. The theology called “preterist” is rooted in this verse and others like it. A preterist is one who believes that the prophecies about the…
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Scripture Build Up Old Testament

https://youtu.be/SUS5KMdyTpY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] READ WHAT IS WRITTEN, AND AVOID READING INTO WHAT IS WRITTEN. FOCUS ON WHAT IS WRITTEN, NOT ON THAT WHICH IS NOT WRITTEN. Scripture build up - As we study the Bible, it is appropriate to look at other Scriptures that relate to the same subject. Full comprehension of a…
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Figurative Language

https://youtu.be/ylUlP0kdzRg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] As literature, the Bible contains writing styles and conventions that are common in most languages. One of those conventions is the use of figurative language, which makes the words in the Bible more diverse, expressive, and impactful. Figure of speech – “A figure of speech is a word or phrase…
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New Testament Context

https://youtu.be/kPYq7jTaslc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Context is required in order to properly understand a verse in the Bible, and there are several factors involved in determining the context. This session will focus on understanding context in the New Testament from both the Gospels and Epistles. Context — “the parts of a written or spoken statement…
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Old Testament Context

https://youtu.be/7kmY7BKbtrY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Numbers 22:1   Moab is a descendent of Lot and his daughter.   Genesis 19:36-38 Numbers 22:2   The defeat of the Amorites is recorded in Numbers 21. 6   Balak believed that there was no military means available to withstand the forces of Israel, so he sought to battle with pagan divination. He…
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The Importance of Genre

https://youtu.be/vjwWcG8GFoM By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The Bible is filled with various types of literature called genre. Understanding the genre for the particular part of the Bible you are reading is very important so that you recognize specific characteristics and have the right approach to reading it. “There is a…sense in which the Bible, since it…
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Who, When, and Where

  https://youtu.be/RHgegF6Yhj0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] The use of brackets in the New Testament and important markers to acknowledge while studying the Scriptures. BRACKETS John 7:53-8:11   The footnote from the ESV and NASB states: “Later mss add the story of the adulterous woman, numbering it as John 7:53-8:11 The website is codexsiniaticus.org. This website is very…
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Defining Words

https://youtu.be/7-OSxn_GRxA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Acts 17:11   Receive the Word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily WORD STUDIES 2 Timothy 2:14-15   Focusing on a word while ignoring the context can be misleading. We do not want to determine our doctrine based upon word studies, rather on the overall scope of the…
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Additions to Text

https://youtu.be/2ZcWDlgIYKc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; All Scripture is inspired by God.  The words “inspired by God” come from one Greek word–θεόπνευστος (theopneustos or “God-breathed”).  That which originally came from God was inspired by God. …
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Integrity of Scriptures

https://youtu.be/reEfz4kRH8Q By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] The Scriptures did not come by human will. Men moved by the holy spirit spoke for God. These original authorized writings, written in Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT), have been transmitted and translated to us with great fidelity. We can have confidence in the integrity of the Scriptures. 2 Peter…
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Correct Mindset

https://youtu.be/phGrEWItOJk By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND Deuteronomy 4:29; 2 Chronicles 15:2, 4, and 15; Matthew 7:7-11.   If you seek Him, He will let you find Him. The whole reason for the Scriptures is so you can know and love your God. He wants you to know, but you must seek Him.…
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