If the Bible isn’t a flat text, where every verse has the same weight and authority, then how do we know which verses to give priority to? If the best way (maybe the only way) to read the Bible is to read it selectively, then what determines how we select? Are we only left with a pot-luck of personally driven subjective preferences?
No. Not at all. Jesus is our model and our teacher when it comes to how we see Scripture.
This message is a part of my series, “How to Read the Bible When you’ve got Really Good Reasons Not To.” This specific message is part 1 of 2 offering a framework to help us navigate scripture in a way that is honest, faithful, and in line with Jesus’ example.
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