How To Approach The Bible

a 26-Part Study Series

By Arthur J Licursi

Note how the Bereans responded to hearing the words of the Apostle Paul’s preaching;

“… the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea...

11 These (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word (that Paul preached) with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:10-11)

Then note how Lydia weighed Paul’s words;

“And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended (took heed) unto the things which were spoken of Paul.” (Acts 16:14)  

Our reading of the Scriptures must lead us to the understanding and enlightenment necessary for God’s word to gain ground in us,  in accord with the furtherance of His eternal plan for the heaven and the earth.

I pray the outcome of your reading of this study will enrich your Christian life by God blessing you with enlightenment, revelation, and understanding of His Holy “word of truth.

May this study motivate you to be among those who He counts as “the faithful” (Eph. 1:1).

16[I Paul] Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him [Christ]: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” Ephesians 1:16-18 (KJV)

Table of Contents

Part 1 of 24 – Introduction to “How to Approach the Bible”
Part 2 of 24 – The Typical Approach to the Bible
Part 3 of 24 – Noting the Differing Peoples and Differing Times within the Bible
Part 4 of 24 – An Agreed Change between “The Twelve” Apostles & the Apostle Paul
Part 5 of 24 – Why is the Church Today So Impotent?
Part 6 of 24 – The Danger of “Spiritualizing” the Bible
Part 7 of 24 – Hermeneutics – How We Interpret the Bible
Part 8 of 24 – The Case the “Literal” Interpretation of the Bible
Part 9 of 24 – The Unique Call & Ministry of Paul the Apostle
Part 10 of 24 – The Apostle Paul is God’s Authority for the Body of Christ Today
Part 11 of 24 - Comparing “The 12 Apostles” and Paul, “the Apostle to the Gentiles”
Part 12 of 24 – How to Study the Bible
Part 13 of 24 – Rightly Dividing the Word Can Change Our Lives
Part 15 of 24 – A Question: “Is it Sufficient to be Biblical”?
Part 16 of 24 - What about the Words Spoken by Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels?
Part 17 of 24 - It Helps to Clarify the Word “church”
Part 18 of 24 – Conditional Blessing Commonly Taught in the Church Today
Part 19 of 24 – The Real Need in the World
Part 20 of 24 – Common Erroneous Teachings Taught By Various Christian Groups Today
Part 21 of 24 – Common Erroneous Teachings Taught by Various Christian Groups Today (Continued)
Part 22 of 24 – Common Erroneous Teachings Taught by Various Christian Groups Today (Continued)
Part 23 of 24 - Common Erroneous Teachings Taught by Various Christian Groups Today (Continued)
Part 24 of 24 - Jesus of Nazareth, Resurrected and Declared to be the Son of God
Part 25 - Noting Paul's Place in the Biblical Canon of Scripture