Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' MIRACLES

CHAPTER 7: A CURE FOR CAN'T

 
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.

Try to Harmonize  (MG)

The four New Testament gospels are wonderful, but they can also be a challenge when two or more gospels record the same event differently. Or when one seems to offer a different timeline than the others. That’s when it’s important to harmonize, or blend, the multiple accounts. Start the account with the most detail as your baseline and then add words or phrases from the other gospels that don’t show up in the baseline passage. You might try using a different color for each gospel. That’s when new observations will pop to the surface.