Life Lived in Context - Hermeneutics
“Herman Who?!” That is a big word that is little used or understood in Christian circles these days. It means to study scripture passages in the entire context of their setting. In scholarly terms, proper study of scripture in context is called exegesis (exe means pulling out of what is there). The improper study of scripture is called eisegesis (putting into something what is not there). I think we serious bible students have been guilty of doing this from time to time. We want to find a verse that supports our personal belief or conviction in order to justify our actions. It is dangerous to do, but for the most part, I think we innocently do it because we haven’t been taught differently.
I bring this up because during this virus crisis, a passage of scripture that we all love has been being used to support our positions. So, we have to be careful not to segregate it from the entire passage in which St. Paul places it to young Timothy, pastor at Ephesus First Church. Here’s the passage: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.” (2 Timothy 1:7, taken from the Christian Standard Bible). Don’t separate this verse from what is before it: verses 1-7. Timothy is Paul’s apprentice who has a
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This Week's Message
"The First-Born Over All Creation" is a look at the Centrality of Christ for the believer. The Christian has to know that Jesus Christ is the one the Father delighted in and trusted with all creation leading to becoming Head of the Church and Salvation to all who will believe in Him.
Pastor Vaughn will be on vacation from Aug 6-19th.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
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