“HERMENEUTICS 101: Some Rules and Guidelines for Interpreting the Bible” by Charlie Campbell
1. Let Scripture interpret Scripture.
2. The meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or paragraph must be derived from the context.
3. Interpret the Scriptures knowing that the goal in interpretation is not to discover hidden, secret truths, or to be unique in your interpretation.
4. Interpret the Scriptures literally unless you have good reason to believe that they are figurative.
5. Do not interpret Scripture in light of personal experience but interpret experience in the light of Scripture.
6. When interpreting the Scriptures, investigate the meanings of key words in their original languages.
7. Interpret the Scriptures bearing in mind that many commands, directives, and duties were made to an individual and not all people.
8. Interpret the Scriptures bearing in mind that Biblical examples are authoritative only when supported by a command.
9. Interpret the Scriptures keeping in mind that Christians are living under the New Covenant instituted by Jesus, not the Old Covenant that God gave to Israel.
“Historical Implications of Allegorical Interpretation” by Thomas Ice
“Rightly Interpreting the Bible” by Ron Rhodes
“How to Interpret the Bible and Bible Prophecy” by Norman Geisler
Preach the Word
TEACHING & PREACHING GOD’S WORD: 78 Concise Exhortations
(Book) by Charlie Campbell
Teaching God’s Word is a privilege and a blessing, but it is no easy task. Some preachers make it look easy, but for those of you who’ve done it, you know better. Drawing on 20 years of teaching experience and the wisdom and advice of beloved preachers like:
• Charles Spurgeon
• Martyn Lloyd-Jones
• G. Campbell Morgan
• Martin Luther
• Warren Wiersbe
• F. B. Meyer
• Alistair Begg
• Chuck Smith
• John MacArthur
• Albert Mohler
Charlie Campbell shares 78 concise suggestions, ideas, exhortations and words of encouragement on teaching the Bible. The book’s short, stand-alone chapters are ideally suited for busy teachers. Whether you are a novice at teaching the Bible or a seasoned preacher, you’re sure to benefit from the ideas, Biblical wisdom and heart-stirring quotes by some of church history’s greatest teachers. Paperback: 206 pages.