Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' PARABLES

CHAPTER 6: THESE WORDS? WHAT WORDS?

 
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.

Where’s the Point?  (MG)

A basic rule of grammar is that every pronoun must have an antecedent, which is the noun that is stated prior to when the pronoun is used. However, not all pronouns serve the same purpose. There is a special class called demonstrative pronouns because they perform the act of pointing. The most common ones are “these” and “those,” “this” and “that.” Whenever you see a demonstrative pronoun make sure you know exactly what it is pointing to.