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.

Read It Like a Letter  (CL)

What do you do when you get a long letter from a friend? Do you read it in chunks and pieces? A sentence here? A sentence there? Do you read part of the first page and then put it down for a couple days and read another section? Of course not. You read it in one sitting from beginning to end in one fluid motion. It’s hard to do that with the Bible, partly because of how long some of the books are. But also because the chapter and verse markers create the impression that you can read it in chunks. As often as possible get rid of the markers, or at least disregard them in order to more clearly see the flow of plot or line of reasoning the author intended.