Principles for Studying a Verse in the Bible

1. Read the context before and after the verse.  Keep in mind that there are grammatical aspects, such as paragraph, genre, punctuation; 2.  Pick out what might be key words/phrases. 3.  Ask, “Who is this written to?”;  “What is their situation?” 4.  Ask, “What is...

Word Study: Christian

Word Study: Christian What is a “Christian”?  What does the word mean in Scripture?  It is used quite often in a variety of settings, but does the Word of God use it the way people today do? The word is only used three times in the New Testament:  Acts 11:26; Acts...
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