Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' PARABLES

CHAPTER 10: STREETLIGHTS

 
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.

Experimental Variations  (VR)

The way scientists learn and make discoveries is by conducting experiments over and over again making one slight change, called a controlled variable, to see what happens differently. A good way to do this with scripture is to ask “What if” questions. What if the father in the prodigal son parable had not been so joyfully expressive? What if Paul and Silas had not been singing in the prison? What if there was trouble among the ninety-nine sheep when the shepherd went out looking for the one lost sheep? In these cases, you’re not looking for facts; you’re looking for fresh interaction with scripture and the Holy Spirit.