Why Is The Bible Used

Why Is The Bible Used
Privately by Christians
Private use of the lector divina
Commentaries
To use as guidance when studying the Bible
alone.
Disadvantages
Coming to the Bible without any
preconceptions, makes sure no one else
opinions are influening
You are making sure it is speaking to YOU
Advantages
Stops us using your blik
The language we reading is meaningful to us as
we see it through our own spiritual
understanding
May challenge your views
Helps you to see alternative views
Might make understanding deeper and more
meaningful. Contextualising it.
"Commentaries should be used to support
rather than direct our own interrpatiivte
investigation" Holgate
Immediate reassurance or guidance
Private study in tune with lectionary
Contemplation, Prayer, Meditation
Ethical Guidance
How to live your life.
Keeping in touch with God
Keeping your relationship living
Inspire creativity
i.e. Artists, Musicians
Educating children
Education
Academic
Study
For devotional Reasons
For academic reasons (students)
Publicly by Christians
Formal
The Revised common lectionary
Advantages
Disciplines worship leaders to use wider range
of biblical texts, rather than just ones they are
comfortable with.
Allows for ecumenical movement
Helps worship leaders make connections
between biblical texts
Disadvantages
Restrict worship leaders, cannot respond to
news and current affairs.
Worship leaders and congregations may be
guided towards particular interpretations of
text by placing certain texts together.
Could narrow down interpretation
Doesn't include the whole Bible
Leaves reading up to the individual, leaving
room for misunderstanding or people not
reading it at all.
Also shapes their understanding of the
important parts of Christianity
Expository Preaching
"Expository preaching is structured, discourse,
direct, reflective, and concretely applied.
It is the breakdown of passages, putting it into
context and explaining passages to the
congregation.
It is regularly designed to challenge people's
current beliefs and attitudes.
Importance
Whatever your world view you will translate and
see things in that way. SL: RM. Hare "People
have bliks"
Dangerous to see the Bible through only your
own eyes
Breaks it down into how they confronted their
original hearers and readers, in order to make it
relevant today.
Also important to see the Bible as a whole text,
and not picking out individual texts and
reading them alone.
Informal
Youth +Bible Study
Spontaneous Speaking/ preaching
Evangelism
Street preaching
Proclaiming it
Being overcome by the holy spirit
In testimony
Missionary Work
Putting faith into action
Worship
Sermon
Lectionary
Set Reading
Pulpit
Preaching
Private Devotional Reading
Group Study/Bible Study
to create hymns
To create Prayer
The lords Prayer is
directly from scripture
Liturgy, pattern of the service
Used in Baptisms, weddings, funeral,
confirmation
Right of Passage
Eucharist (Thanksgiving)
Advertising
Used to encourage worship and evangelise
Sunday School
Evangelise
Alpha Course
Bring more people into the church, asking
questions
Missionary Work
Inspire you to do the work
Used in work
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