Understanding Scripture

Understanding Scripture

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God

A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation
Vern S. Poythress (2016)
Every time we read the Bible, we’re reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read? Moving quickly from principle to practice, Vern Poythress helps us rethink how we interpret the Bible by showing…
October 13, 2017
Understanding Scripture


Phil Collins (2014)
Stories are important! We all tell stories to express ourselves to others and learn what it means to be human. The Bible is full of stories—God uses stories to reveal himself to us. But sometimes, it's not clear how all…
October 7, 2016
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Parables of Jesus

Parables of Jesus is a one-hour video which includes seven parables of Jesus. This video, produced by International Media Ministries, has been developed into a single narration format for dubbing. Each story helps the viewer understand the customs and culture…
October 5, 2016
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Dig Deeper

Tools for Understanding God's Word
Nigel Beynon, Andrew Sach (2010)
When it comes to reading and understanding the Bible, a dangerous phrase is used by non-Christians and even some believers: "Well, that's your interpretation." It is true that without some care in your interpretation, you can "make" the Bible say…
October 12, 2015
ResearchUnderstanding Scripture

From Scripture Access to Scripture Engagement

What facilitates and hinders Scripture engagement in the Minyanka churches of Mali?
Richard Margetts (2013)
MA dissertation: All Nations, UK. Abstract: The coming of the New Testament in 2006 heralded a new era of Scripture engagement for the Minyanka people of Mali. This paper evaluates the factors that have facilitated and hindered the process of…
November 16, 2014
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Bible Overview Workshop

An interactive journey through the Old Testament
Jennifer Wright (2014)
In this detailed 17-page workshop guide from the Ndop region of North West Cameroon, Jennifer Wright describes how participants were taken on an interactive journey through the Old Testament: What? The Bible Overview Workshop is a two day workshop for…
August 27, 2014
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Early engagements with the Bible among the Gogo people of Tanzania

Historical and hermeneutical study of ordinary "readers" transactions with the Bible.
Mote Paulo Magomba (2004)
Abstract: This study falls within the area of the Bible in African Christianity, particularly ordinary readers' appropriation of and interpretation of the Bible. It seeks to explore, firstly, the processes of the encounter between the Bible and the indigenous people…
June 12, 2013
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How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens

A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture
Michael Williams (2012)
How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens connects each of the sixty-six books of the Bible to the person and work of Jesus Christ. By explaining each book’s theme and raising pertinent questions about the contemporary importance of…
February 8, 2012
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God’s Big Picture

Tracing the Storyline of the Bible
Vaughan Roberts (2003)
Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in…
October 14, 2010
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Timelining Scripture Workshop

A Bible Engagement Tool designed to assist people to grasp the big picture of Scripture; the story of the King and His Kingdom, and their place in it!
Clayton Fergie (Scripture Union International)
"The pattern of a fundamentally fragmented and disconnected understanding of Scripture still remains a major issue for those within Christendom, in both the majority and minority world." Timelining Scripture is an innovative, yet simple Bible engagement tool that helps people…
October 11, 2010