Living by the Book
â€œâ€¦things that have some connection, some interaction with each other.â€ â€“ Howard Hendricks, Living by the Book
I. Movement from the general to the specific
â€œThis is the relationship between the whole and its parts, between a category and its individual members, between the big picture and the details.â€
Example: Genesis 1:1: â€œIn the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.â€
Thatâ€™s the broad statement. The rest of Genesis 1 and 2 fills in the details.
II. Questions and Answers
â€œThe question is one of the most powerful tools of communication.â€
Example: Romans 6:1, 15 and Job 38
â€œQuestions and answers demand your attention. They are important keys to help you unlock a text.â€
III. Cause and Effect
Example: Acts 8:1. Persecution breaks out against the church in Jerusalem. The church scatters. Verse 4 says, â€œThose who had been scattered went about preaching the Word.â€
Persecution: Case, Effect: Preaching of the Word abroad.