Bible Study Application

“…one of the primary secrets of Scriptural application is the kind of abandon which causes one who has discovered a truth to follow it to it’s logical outcome, even if the road be hard and the tangible rewards few.” Robert A. Traina

A Six Seven Stage Process for Contextualization

  1. Determine the original surface message of the passage.  (Exegesis)
  2. Identify the principle behind the teaching.
  3. Place it in the original situation (original context)
  4. Look for current parallel situations (analogous modern contexts)
  5. Apply either the original message or the principle behind it
  6. If it applies.
  7. Don’t make stuff up.

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