How God’s Word Interprets Itself Integrity of the Word Orientalisms Cinardo Home (Rutherford, NJ) Daggon, Jim 11/11/2010 11/11/2010
This teaching looks at several metaphors used for Jesus Christ in the Bible including “I am the light of the world,” “I am the bread of life,” “I am the door,” “I am the good shepherd,” “I am the vine,” and “that Rock was Christ”. God uses figures of speech in the Bible to highlight important sections for us to consider further. Understanding figures of speech in the Bible is crucial to us knowing whether something is literal or figurative. These figures of speech draw attention to Jesus Christ’s accomplishments and how his life continues to affect ours.
Figures of Speech, Jesus Christ
How God’s Word Interprets Itself Integrity of the Word Orientalisms Cinardo Home (Rutherford, NJ) Zolezzi, Steve 11/11/2010 11/11/2010
A parable is an extended simile, usually with only one point of comparison. There are some questions to keep in mind when reading parables: (1) what is the point of comparison? (2) who is the audience of the parable? (3) is there an orientalism that needs to be understood? and (4) what is the context? Examples are given to explain each key, including parables with one or two points of comparison, a review of parables with an emphasis on who Jesus Christ was speaking to, three parables about the joy in heaven over one sinner that repents, and the context of Matthew 22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” We can have great joy when we help people with God’s Word because it helps people to change and brings them closer to their Heavenly Father.
Figures of Speech