HOW TO READ A NEW TESTAMENT LETTER
DATE TAUGHT: Friday, October
TEACHER: Thaddeus Maharaj
Have you ever wondered, how do I read and correctly interpret the Bible?
Our READ SCRIPTURE WORKSHOPS are one night workshops where we explore the principles for faithful Bible interpretation.
This READ SCRIPTURE WORKSHOP covers the basic principles for reading and interpreting a New Testament Letter or epistle.
In the first half of the workshop (part one) we cover the principles of interpretation, and in the second half (part two) we apply those principles to the letter of Jude.
Below you will find:
- Video Slides together with the audio recording for the live workshop (2 parts)
- Audio Only (MP3) of the workshop (2 parts)
- Workshop worksheet (PDF) which you can print and follow along
- Teacher’s notes (PDF) for leading a small group through this workshop
- Presentation Slides (Interactive PDF)
- Read Scripture: JUDE (Bible Project Video)
We hope that these materials will help you to grow in your love and understanding of God’s Word!
Video Slides with audio (2 Parts)
Print out the worksheet PDF (below) and u
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Audio MP3 (2 Parts)
Alternatively, you can listen to just the audio of the workshop – or download it to listen later.
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HOW TO READ A NEW TESTAMENT LETTER (PART ONE)
HOW TO READ A NEW TESTAMENT LETTER (PART TWO)
Print and Other Materials
These are the additional materials used during this workshop. Feel free to use them if you’d like to go through the workshop together with a small group or Bible study.
These are the teacher’s notes from the workshop. You can download and print the PDF here. This would be a good resource for leading a small group through the material in this workshop.
Other Helpful Resources for Bible Study
We live in a time where there is such amazing access to great resources to help us understand and apply God’s Word rightly! Here are some recommended resources to aid your growth in the understanding and interpretation of God’s Word.
Books on Reading the Bible
Recommended Study Bibles
Study Bibles are a Bible Translation printed with notes alongside (or in footnotes) with the Scripture that helps give some depth or explanations to understand the text. They usually also include cross-references, maps, timelines, charts and illustrations to help the reader understand the biblical world better.
Here are a few recommended study bibles:
Commentaries are an invaluable resource for Bible study. They help to explain the meaning of passages of Scripture and how it fits together with the Bible. They often help with understanding the original languages and, historical and cultural background of the biblical texts. They are
Here are 3 basic types of commentaries with some examples:
1. SINGLE-VOLUME COMMENTARIES
These are a great option on a budget. They are usually written by one author or a small group of authors and provide insights on every book of the Bible.
2. COMMENTARY SETS
These are sets of commentaries on books of the Bible which provide more in-depth insights as they are generally written by different scholars who specialize in
- The Pillar New Testament Commentary Set
- The Expositor’s Bible Commentary
- The New International Commentary (NICOT & NICNT)
- Other Commentary Sets
3. INDIVIDUAL COMMENTARIES
These are written by individual scholars on a single book of the Bible. They are best for the most in-depth, scholarly material on a particular book. Check out the “Top Commentaries Lists” at Challies.com or Ligonier.org for great recommendations!
The materials for our READ SCRIPTURE WORKSHOP are offered through our website free of charge for personal use or in small groups for the edification of individuals in the body of Christ and the Church globally. Please, no editing or redistribution of this content without the expressed written permission of Hope Church Toronto West. The video from The Bible Project is not produced by Hope Church Toronto West and is used only as a supplementary resource.
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