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Discerning Difficult Passages (2)

Discerning Difficult Passages (2)

“DISCERNING DIFFICULT PASSAGES”
SESSION 1, 2
JULY 2, 9, 2017
REMEMBER: “Thy Word is Truth” - Jesus (John 17:17)
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable….” (2 Timothy 3:16)
The Father is just like Jesus (John 14:9; Hebrews 1:3)
God’s character, likeness, never changes (Malachi 3:6; James 1:17)
THEREFORE: When approaching a difficult passage:
è Ask the Holy Spirit, Who inspired and oversaw the Scriptures, for His understanding.
(John 14:16, 17; John 15:26; John 16:13)
He is the Spirit of Truth; He guides us into His Truth. “For we (believers) have the mind of Christ”. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
Guide: lead, assist you to discover

è Ask: Does this sound like Jesus?
• Why? (John 14:9; Hebrews 1:3)

è Approach the “parts” from the “whole”. What Do I Know? Seek balance, not obsession!
• Does this line up with what is clearly the character of God? (His love, grace, mercy, justice, sovereignty, etc.)
è When encountering a difficult, t

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