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

Keep it in Context - Part 1 - I Will Forgive and Heal - 2 Chronicles 7:14 by Allan Quak

Part 2 - Train A Child And Wait For Grace

Proverbs 22:6

Keep it in Context - Part 2 - Train A Child And Wait For Grace - Proverbs 22:6 by Allan Quak

Part 3 - My Plans Are Not For Money

Jeremiah 29:11

Keep it in Context - Part 3 - My Plans Are Not For Money - Jeremiah 29:11 by Allan Quak

Part 4 - Does God Hate Divorce?

Malachi 2:16

Keep It In Context - Part 4 - Does God Hate Divorce? - Malachi 2:16 by Allan Quak

Part 5 - Don't Judge, But Don't Be Naïve

Matthew 7:1

Keep It in Context - Part 5 - Don't Judge, But Don't Be Naïve - Matthew 7:1 by Allan Quak

Part 6 - Discipline Happens Where Two Or Three Gather

Matthew 18:20

Keep It In Context - Part 6 - Discipline Happens Where Two Or Three Gather - Matthew 18:20 by Allan Quak

Part 7 - Can I Do Everything?

Philippians 4:13

Keep It In Context - Part 7 - Can I Do Everything? - Philippians 4:13 by Allan Quak

Part 8 - Knocking On Which Door?

Revelation 3:20

Keep It In Context - Part 8 - Knocking On Which Door? - Revelation 3:20 by Allan Quak