Bonus Episode: How to Study Your Bible

Erika Santiago
Erika Santiago
Bonus Episode: How to Study Your Bible

In this special bonus episode, Erika discusses two key elements to bible study: interpretation and covenants. Our understanding of what God’s word says to us is usually based on our ability to interpret what’s going on in the text. 

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:16–17)

Eisegesis vs. Exegesis 

reading into the text using your worldview and cultural filter vs. starting with the author’s intent and asking the following questions:

Cultural Christianity is full of “Christian Sayings” but a lot of those saying are not actually in the bible. Some may be paraphrases or interpretations of what people have thought it was saying and other times, these sayings or colloquialisms are just something somebody made up. 

The bible is made up of two main covenants or agreements that God makes with people. As Christians, we are in agreement with God under the “New Covenant” or “New Testament” so that is what applies to us as believers in the resurrection of Jesus. See Ephesians 4 or Matthew 5 – 7. 

It’s a shorter episode so we’re releasing it mid-week as a bonus… Enjoy!

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