Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' MIRACLES

CHAPTER 9: PULL THE PORK

 
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.

Trample On Your Convictions (CL)

Sometimes you’re toosure you know what a passage is about. That’s when you need to go to extreme measures to use the “Trample On Your Convictions” technique. Take a sheet of paper. Jot down in a couple sentences what you are “sure” the passage is about. Now physically set it aside. You may think, “I don’t need to go through those motions.” But actually it helps. It reinforces exactly what you should refuse to think temporarily. “I need to see if I can think something other than that.”