- What is the role of the Holy Spirit in Bible interpretation?
- Abraham's three visitors; annunciation to Sarah
- Lot and the destruction of Sodom/Gomorrah
- The incident with Lot's daughters
At-Home Skills Practice:
- Step 1: Read through Genesis 11:27–25:18. again this week. If you haven’t already done so, develop a main idea statement for this section of Scripture. Your statement should be in one complete sentence (with a subject and a predicate). If you did that last week, take some time to refine your main idea statement. Bring this with you to class for discussion.
- Step 2: Write out 15 questions that you have about Genesis 21–22.
- Step 3: Develop a main idea statement for Genesis 22. Your statement should be in one complete sentence (with a subject and a predicate). It should contain some kind of connection to the fulfillment of the promise that we’ve been discussing in class. Bring this with you to class for discussion.
- Step 4: What does the story (or stories) of Isaac’s birth remind you of? What about the story of his sacrifice? What do you think the New Testament fulfillment of these stories would be? List specific references (chapter/verses).
- Step 5: Consider what an appropriate application of the story of the birth of Isaac might be. Consider the three levels of meaning that we’ve discussed in class and give an example of an application for each level. (Look back in your notes to refresh your memory about this concept, if needed.) Remember, applications should be directly tied to the meaning of the author’s meaning of the text.
- Top level
- Middle level
- Bottom level
- Choose a chapter of your choice to read in How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. So far, we’ve read chapters 1–5 and 9.