Fresh Eyes Techniques



MG - Magnifying Glass Techniques to help a reader carefully observe the details found in the text, immediate context and whole context of Scripture, so as to arrive at an accurate understanding of the meaning and significance of the passage before making any application or drawing any conclusions.
CL - Corrective Lenses Techniques to help you “rethink” or reconsider your own ideas or the conventional understanding and application of a particular passage.
VR - Virtual Reality Goggles Techniques to help you embellish the biblical text with historically, culturally and biblically accurate details to get an immersive view of the passage, or to help readers imagine scenarios and their implications if one or more of the details of the text were different.

Checking for Warrants  (CL)

You should always ask police to identify themselves and show a warrant before you let them in to search your home. So don’t study a Bible passage without making every assumption identify itself and show you its warrant before you allow it into your mind. Identify every assumption you’re starting with as you study a familiar passage. Write it down. Look at it and ask (maybe even out loud) Do you have a warrant to enter my mind? Refuse the ones that are questionable.