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...

Example of Study Principles from Acts 17:11

Example of Study Principles from Acts 17:11 Acts 17:11  “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Context:  Paul and his companions...

Fundamental Principles

Fundamental Principles of Study 1.  God communicated to people in written form; 2.  The Holy Spirit communicated through chosen men using Word and vocabulary; 3.  Words have specific meaning; 4.  Grammar is necessary to construct sentences, paragraphs, and to convey...