How to Read Your Bible, by Dr. George Guthrie | Free Online Biblical Library

How to Read Your Bible, by Dr. George Guthrie

Overview

Lecture 1:
The Process of Reading your Bible

Dr. Guthrie uses the word picture of taking a trip to describe the process of how we study the Bible.

Lecture 2:
Motivation for Reading your Bible

What motivates us to read and study the Bible consistently?

Lecture 3:
Basic Tools for Reading your Bible

Discusses concordances, study Bibles, translations (formal and functional equivalents), Bible dictionaries, Bible study software, etc, as well as the basic commitments one needs for Bible study.

Context

Lecture 4:
Background Studies

Treats the central importance of historical context and warns against related fallacies

Lecture 5:
Literary Context

Points out the importance of reading a passage in its literary context, and with regard for the appropriate genre (e.g., the psalm, the proverb, apocalyptic)

In the Text

Lecture 6:
Observation

How to distinguish between the backbone of a passage over and its support material

Lecture 7:
Word Studies

Stresses that words have a range of meaning and that context determines meaning. Examines five fallacies in word study before laying out a plan for effective word studies

Application

Lecture 8:
Application

The proper steps for reliable and effective application of Scripture to life

Illustrate

Lecture 9:
Illustrate the Process

To illustrate the proper steps in examining a passage of Scripture, Colossians 2 is explained and the steps applied.