In the AIM UK&I community we have been discussing how we approach our study of a passage and prepare it for teaching or preaching.

Here is one technique I use. It involves mind mapping. It is the first or second step in my process. The other is well described by Mike Poole, one of our AIM students, “I really liked letting the Bible wash over me that we learned in the NTS course as I found that helpful in understanding the bigger picture.”

The third step is to study the passage with the aid of dictionaries, commentaries and similar resources.

This step is the ‘pulling-it-apart’ phase.

Let me demonstrate…..

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