Friday, March 14, 2008

Next Sonrise Meeting: March 25

Friends... see notes below for our next Sonrise meeting on March 25. If you can find the time, would be good to do the exercise below and familiarize yourself with all Scripture references in the "context" section. Have a safe and happy Spring Break everyone!

Session 6 Notes: Understanding Scripture: Questions & Context

Questions: The bridge between observation and interpretation (Wald)

Exercise: Questions about Matthew 6:25-34 (don’t answer yet):

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Context: Some Types

o Syntactic (Acts 1:8)
o Literary (e.g., genre, point of view)
o Historical (real events occupying a specific time in history)
o Cultural (1Timothy 2:9-10, 1Cor 8, Mary as messenger/John 4:27, Acts 1:8/John 4:9)
o Geographical (Genesis 13: 1-18)
o Canonical (OT/NT)
o Experiential (e.g., early NT church experience)

A very interesting ponderable from our last session: "We are constantly training others how to treat us."

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