In this part two of a three-part series, we talk about how to study the Bible through three easy steps. Each step has a corresponding question to help you go deeper in your study, understand what is being said, and how to increase in intimacy with Jesus Christ through His Word. In this second step, we focus on interpretation and how to find the meaning of a text.
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Episode 021 Overview
In this episode, you will …
- learn the second step for great Bible study
- understand why we must go beyond observing the text and investigate the meaning of what the author is saying
- discover how to interpret the text
- have a question to ask yourself each time you begin the interpretive process in Bible study
- receive examples of Bible interpretation
Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Download the Bible Study “Cheat Sheet” to help you with observing a Bible passage
Articles about how to study the Bible:
- The Purpose of Bible Study
- What is Saturation Bible Study
- 3 Questions to Ask During Bible Study
- An example of how to use the 3 Bible Study Questions
- Other Bible study articles
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About NRJohnson & the deeperChristian Podcast
NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
The deeperChristian Podcast is the podcast to help you study God’s Word, know Jesus intimately, and discover how you can build your life around Jesus Christ. This weekly audio program, hosted by NRJohnson, dives into Scripture and encourages Christians to keep their focus upon Jesus Christ—equipping believers in how to study the Bible and know God’s Word, grow in their spiritual lives, and change the world. Main discussion topics center around practical advice on Christian living, Bible study, prayer, the Gospel, freedom from sin, evangelism and how to share your faith, the Christian disciplines, and the lives and messages from the Christian heroes from yesteryear such as A.W. Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, Major Ian Thomas, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Corrie Ten Boom, C.T. Studd, George Müller, Andrew Murray, Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, and others. Learn more about the deeper Christian life.