Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' PARABLES

CHAPTER 8: THE TAMING OF THE SHREWD

 
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.

Listen to Your Gut  (CL)

Our gut instincts are notoriously untrustworthy, especially when compared with the trustworthiness of God’s Word. Yet sometimes your gut makes you wonder whether a widely held understanding or a possible interpretation of some portion of God’s Word is correct. When something doesn’t seem quite right, go ahead and raise questions—humbly!—even when you’re questioning a dominant point of view. Fact is, what we call our “gut reaction” can sometimes be the Holy Spirit trying to cause us to pause, listen, look and see something different.