Jesus, You and the Essentials of Christianity - 9 How to Properly Interpret the Bible: S.T.O.P.
Where does Life’s Compass Point? Jesus, You, and the Essentials of Christianity
Episode 9: How to Properly Interpret the Bible: S.T.O.P.
Imagine that you get lost way out in the forest and your only hope of getting out alive is to follow direction from a magnetic compass. But instead of the compass pointing to magnetic north, the compass always points to you. How helpful would that compass be? Not at all!
Why then do so many of us live as if life’s compass points to us? Do we get to decide what life’s purpose is and how to live it? Or, is there an objective purpose to life and a right way to live it?
Join Dr. Frank Turek as he highlights God’s purposes for our lives and the essentials truths of Christianity. In this 17-part series filmed for TV, you’ll get practical answers to these and other important questions:
- What’s wrong with you and the world?
- What is the Bible all About?
- How do we interpret the Bible?
- What is God like?
- Who is Jesus?
- What is the Trinity?
- Why is the Resurrection so important?
- What is God’s solution to our brokenness?
- What is faith and why does God want it?
- How should we live then?
What is the most important skill you need to learn if you want your life to be a success? It’s how to properly interpret the Bible. If you don’t know how to discern God’s will from the pages of the Bible, how can you follow it? In this episode, Frank reveals a very simple and memorable way to discover the true meaning of a Biblical text with the memory aid STOP. The proper meaning can only be discovered if you know the Situation, Type of literature, Object of the passage, and whether the passage is Prescriptive or descriptive. Frank unpacks this process with clear examples. Don’t miss this!