KEEP IT IN CONTEXT

We all have Scripture verses which we know better than others, or which are well known by a community. But, sometimes, we become so familiar with these verses that we may use them in a way in which they were not originally intended. When I was at theological college a number of our lecturers use to say “a text, out of context, is a pretext”. The purpose of this ten part series is to consider some very well-known verses which we may, because they are so familiar, be taking out of context.


Part 1 – I Will Forgive and Heal

2 Chronicles 7:14



 


Part 2 – Train A Child And Wait For Grace

Proverbs 22:6



 


Part 3 – My Plans Are Not For Money

Jeremiah 29:11



 


Part 4 – Does God Hate Divorce?

Malachi 2:16


 


Part 5 – Don’t Judge, But Don’t Be Na├»ve

Matthew 7:1



 


Part 6 – Discipline Happens Where Two Or Three Gather

Matthew 18:20



 


Part 7 – Can I Do Everything?

Philippians 4:13



 


Part 8 – Knocking On Which Door?

Revelation 3:20