Tag: primary audience

  • Biblical Principle #64: The Primary Audience Principle

    Biblical Principles List Principle When reading the Bible, before we can properly determine what a passage means for us today, we must first identify what it meant to the original recipients. Explanation Today, Bible readers and students enjoy the benefits that come from thousands of years of history and the Scripture-related efforts of so many…

  • Why You Should (Almost) Never Quote Just a Single Verse of Scripture

    I see it all the time. And almost every time I see it, it makes me cringe. Quoting a single verse from the Bible. Verses like these are deeply meaningful to us because they hold precious promises or statements which encourage, strengthen and remind us of GOD and His love and providence for us. So,…

  • How to Tell What a Bible Passage Meant to the Original Recipients

    Before we can figure out what a specific Scripture means for us today, we must figure out what it meant to the first people to read or hear its message. But how do we figure out what the intended meaning was for the original recipients? After all, we weren’t there. In this video, I outline…