Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' PARABLES

CHAPTER 4: WHEN YOUR CUPBOARDS ARE BARE

 
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.

Insert Antecedents  (CL)

Often we make new discoveries when we put in the effort to make something perfectly clear. Take pronouns for example. Remember that every pronoun must have an antecedent, i.e. a previously stated noun that the pronoun refers to. Sometimes it helps to go to the trouble of replacing every pronoun with its antecedent and reading the passage out loud. It may sound a little odd, but new lights may dawn.