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Sermon Prep

The images are from my preparation for the previous sermon manuscript for John 19:16b-30. Not everything I make note of is right or makes it into the sermon. However I try to write down anything that comes to mind so that I can work through it.

I always begin by translating the text. It’s such a huge help to me. In fact, I think it makes it much easier. ALL English translations nuance words not to sound redundant but we often miss the connections the writer intends for us to make.

My hermeneutics class in seminary changed my life forever. I’ve never gotten over the simple process of observations I learned from Dr. Scott Swain.

I’m not sure if this will help anyone without explanation but there are some good resources out there. Here is the textbook we used.

Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310492572/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_074RHWKFWHE7M9PXDS7Q

Leave me a comment if you have questions or would like more resource suggestions or if you would like more posts like this.

2 Timothy 2:7

[7] Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.