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Digging Deep

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Discover how to look at any issue, topic or theme through the lens of scripture rather than the other way around.

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Search and Explore

Definition of Study: Heb. ḥāqar: to explore, to search out
become an explorer, a student, a learner
If we don’t search and explore, we are at the mercy of potentially deceptive teaching!
Acts 17:11 NLT
And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.
2 Timothy 4:3 NLT
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.

Process & Techniques

Ecclesiastes 12:9 NLT
Keep this in mind: The Teacher was considered wise, and he taught the people everything he knew. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them.
Topical Study
Compile
Consider
Conclude
Devotional Study (SOAP)
Pray
Psalm 119:18 NLT
Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.
Read
Observe
Interpret
Apply
Matthew 17:14–16 NLT
At the foot of the mountain, a large crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son. He has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. So I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him.”

Pace Yourself

Ecclesiastes 12:12 NLT
But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out.
Find a rhythm
1x week?
1-2x month?
Share it with others
provides accountability
keeps you from being isolated and misinterpretation
is a gift to you and others
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