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The Golden Rule of Bible Reading

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What is the “meaning” of a text? Part 2
John Piper will continue to answer these questions:

1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?
2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?
3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?

Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #1: The Bible assumes it. The Bible assumes that we are thinking of the “meaning” of texts as what the author intended to communicate.

Reason #2: The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Or: As a reader, do unto authors as you would have readers do unto you as an author.

 

Scripture References
Matthew 7:12, 2 Timothy 4:13, 2 Peter 3:15-16

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

What-Does-Meaning-Mean

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John Piper will attempt to answer these questions:

  1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?

  2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?

  3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?

Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #1: The Bible assumes it. The Bible assumes that we are thinking of the “meaning” of texts as what the author intended to communicate.

 

Scripture References
1 Corinthians 5:9-11, John 21:20-23, John 11:11-14

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Do You Know How To Be Saved?

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  1. God created us for his glory.

  2. Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.

  3. All of us have failed to glorify God as we should.

  4. We are thus found to be dead in our trespasses and under God’s just condemnation.

  5. God sent his Son to save sinners from their hopeless condition of deadness and condemnation, and bring us to God, our eternal joy.

  6. All the benefits purchased by Christ, in dying and rising again, belong to those who are united to him by faith. You cannot work for them. They are a free gift. If you have Christ as your Savior, Lord and Treasure, you have everything in him.

 

What does this mean?

 

The benefits of salvation, eternal life, being in the presence of God, being spared the punishment we deserve for our sin, belong to those who believe in Jesus Christ by faith and faith alone. You cannot buy it. You cannot work for it.

They are a free gift. Jesus payed for it with his life for you.

Will you accept it?

 

Scripture References
2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:1, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 2:8-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Acts 16:30-31, John 6:35, John 1:11-13, Romans 4:4-5, Acts 3:19, Isaiah 55:1-3, Revelation 22:17

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Do You Know What God has done for you?

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  1. God created us for his glory.

  2. Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.

  3. All of us have failed to glorify God as we should.

  4. We are thus found to be dead in our trespasses and under God’s just condemnation.

  5. God sent his Son to save sinners from their hopeless condition of deadness and condemnation,

    and bring us to God, our eternal joy.

 

What does this mean?

 

The greatest news in all the world is that God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sin. Our spiritual inner condition of being dead is overcome and we are made alive in Christ. Also, our legal condition of guilt and condemnation is remedied by a just penalty being poured out on Jesus on our behalf. This allows us to be brought home to God, our eternal joy.

Part 6 of this series will answer the final question: How can I have all of this and be saved?

 

Scripture References
1 Timothy 1:15, John 3:17, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Isaiah 53:5-6, 1 Peter 2:24, Galatians 3:13, Ephesians 2:4-5, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:1, 1 Peter 3:18, Psalm 16:11

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Do You Know That You Were Born Dead?

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  1. God created us for his glory.

  2. Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.

  3. All of us have failed to glorify God as we should.

  4. We are thus found to be dead in our trespasses and under God’s just condemnation.

 

What does this mean?

 

Our spiritual (moral) condition is that we are dead. We are dead inside to spiritual things. Our legal condition is that we are under God’s just condemnation (wrath).

 

Scripture References
Ephesians 2:1-3, 1 Corinthians 2:14, Genesis 18:25, Acts 17:30-31, Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Do You Know Your Greatest Problem?

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  1. God created us for his glory.

  2. Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.

  3. All of us have failed to glorify God as we should.

 

What does this mean?

 

This means that we have not thanked or trusted or treasured or enjoyed or obeyed, and so have not glorified God as he deserves.

 

Scripture References
Romans 3:23, Romans 1:21-23, 1 Kings 8:46, Psalm 130:3, Romans 5:12

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Do-You-Know-How-to-Find-Joy

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  1. God created us for his glory.

  2. Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.

What does this mean?

This means to be thankful to God for all things.

This means to trust him in all situations.

This means to love other people out of this trust and thankfulness.

This means to love and enjoy God supremely because he is our greatest treasure.

This shows in all these ways that God is all wise and all caring and all good and all just.

 

Scripture References
1 Corinthians 10:31, Psalm 50:23, Romans 4:20, Matthew 5:16, Matthew 22:36-39, Psalm 37:4, Philippians 4:4, Acts 17:25, Romans 11:35-36

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Do you know why you were made?

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God created us for his glory.

  • That his glory be known as the greatest Treasure.
  • That his glory be enjoyed as the greatest Pleasure.
  • That his glory be shown as the greatest Treasure.

 

Scripture References
Isaiah 43:6-7, Genesis 1:27, Psalm 19:1

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

a-mini-theology-of-hell

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What is the opposite of Salvation? Destruction. The Bible describes hell in various ways. Paul describes it as “destruction,” “God’s vengeance” and “the wrath of God.” Jesus describes it as the “opposite of life.” John describes it as the “bottomless pit” and the “lake of fire that burns with sulfur.”

This is why Paul wept over unbelievers. He did not rejoice in the destruction of his adversaries. He wept over it.

 

Scripture References
Philippians 3:18-21, Philippians 1:28, 2 Thessalonians 1:6-8, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, Romans 5:9, Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 5:29-30, Revelation 17:8, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 14:9-11

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

do-you-weep-over-the-perishing

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Paul cried over the unbelievers who would be cut off from Christ for eternity if they died lost. We should too. Heaven and hell are real places and real people are going there. We should never be happy when an unbeliever dies. Even if that person had persecuted us for our faith and caused great harm to us and/or our community. Their ultimate punishment is so severer that we should bitterly weep over them dying lost and fervently pray for salvation for those who are still living.

 

Scripture References
Philippians 3:17-21, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 19:41-42, Romans 9:1-3, Acts 20:30-31, 2 Corinthians 2:4

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.