Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' MIRACLES

CHAPTER 10: WHY JESUS WEPT

 
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.

Chart Your Course  (MG)

There’s no way around it. If you want to get fresh insights in scripture, sometimes you need to do grunt work in the biblical text. Take notes. Underline verbs. Highlight observations. And make charts, charts, charts. According to the dictionary, a chart is a “sheet giving information in tabular form.” Sometimes you may need to identify every verb according who did the action and when. Sometimes new insights will come when you chart out the relationships between people and when they lived. Don’t expect to have creative insights in scripture without mastering classical skills requiring sharp pencils, copious notes and good charts.