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Part 2: Study the Text

Unit: Preaching
Category: Working with Jesus

“You can’t just read the Bible and do what it says.” His words are a bit shocking but he has a point. Dr. Donn Leatherman, an Old Testament professor, is a master at word craft. He knows just how to frame an idea to make it notable. What he means is that we always interpret Scripture. It is true. You read the story of David’s adultery with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11) and you interpret David’s behavior as bad. If you just read the story and did what it said, you would commit adultery. We always interpret the Bible—and we should.

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