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How to interpret Scriptures Correctly

Memory Verse

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. (NLT)

  • Encourage us to explore and develop ways to grow in the understanding the bible.
  • Connect our growth as believers to a better understanding and application of the
  • Explore different ways and techniques to improve understanding of the
  • Learn to understand how to correct interpret what we read from the
  • How do you detect incorrect/erroneous interpretation of the scriptures? Wvt8LTAdaw


  • How do I interpret the Bible correctly?
  • Can this be taught or is this dependent on each person’s experience e., it is all relative.
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in correctly interpreting the Bible?
  • What is the role of an effective study regime in the correct interpretation of the Bible?
  • Learning from other Role of teachers in the church.
  • What other sources can we rely on to study and interpret the bible correctly (e.g., concordance, commentaries, )
  • What should I do where I read scriptures that appear to contradict themselves?
  • Biblical interpretation requires that we view scriptures

as God’s word. 2 Tim 3:16.

  • Christ is the central theme that runs through all of the
  • The Bible was written over a period of roughly 2,000 years by 40 or more authors using three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek). The authors wrote in different genres and had different vocabularies, personalities, cultural backgrounds, and social The Holy Spirit moved each of these men to produce His inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21) allowed their various writing styles and personalities to be expressed in its pages.
  • A knowledge of the historical facts, culture helps in the understanding over the scripture (Job 8:8-10)
  • The scriptures ultimately all point back to (John 1:1-3)
  • Scriptures should complement each other, scriptures do not contradict each other when properly contextualised (Isaiah 34:16, Deuteronomy 19:15)
  • The Holy spirit is the great teacher that is ever willing to teach us God’s word; He knows the mind of God, and He is the Spirit of Truth (John 14:26, John 16:13)
  • Studying the Bible is one of the tools for interpreting the bible (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • The state of your heart is crucial (2Corin 4:2).
  • All human/fleshy interpretations of the bible have the likelihood of error, as such, a spirit inspired interpretation is required (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Encourage believers to read different translations to better interpret the
  • Always remember that God can relay His Word to us in a way we can It is important that we remember where the inspiration is coming from.
  • An understanding of the context helps us interpret the bible correctly, as an example, Jesus did not weep because He was in a hopeless predicament and did not know what to do but out of sympathy with those weeping (Romans 12:15)
  • Believers should use technology to their advantage, the use of different translations digitally, can be very helpful in interpreting the
  • Come with an open and sincere mind when approaching the
  • There should be no hidden
  • Underpinning every scriptural revelation is the love and mercy of
  • Scriptural interpretation is in layered and correlative with your walk and experience with (1 Cor 3:1, John 16:21, Heb 5:14)
  • Reading of books and expanding our horizon helps in proper interpretation of the
  • The help of the Holy Spirit is
  • We must also battle against our pride, which tempts us to think that our own views are always right or that the beliefs of a particular teacher are necessarily We must strive to be like the Bereans who were commended by Luke for searching the Old Testament Scriptures daily to make sure that what Paul taught was true. Acts 17:11).