Together #forSalem
How do we use the Bible?-- Together #forSalem (ep 74)

So we can trust that the biblical writings are accurate… but what do we do with them? How can something written to people of a different culture, language, and place 2000 years ago apply to anything happening in our lives now? But the thing is… when we understand how to use the biblical writings we can understand our role in the Kingdom of God.

Episode Breakdown:
01:15 How do we use the Bible?
04:10 Sticky Situations
05:10 How NOT to use the Bible
06:55 A helpful analogy
11:45 3 Practices
22:40 An example
27:15 Difficult verses
30:15 Wrap up & Giveaways
32:15 Questions & Stupid Human Trick

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▶ Additional Resources:
How can the Bible Be Authoritative- NT. Wright:
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth- Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes- E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien
Playing with Fire- Walt Russell
Irresistible- Andy Stanley
NLT Illustrated Study Bible-

▶ Music we listened to making this episode:
The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Major, Op 8 No. 3, RV 293 “Autumn”: II. Adagio molto. Written by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman.
Figure it Out: Royal Blood-
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