HIS SIGWORK, Principle 3 of 10

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Spirit of God
Principle 3 of 10 Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation from HIS SIGWORK
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We must acknowledge the Holy Spirit’s presence in and with us and our reliance on Him for understanding. He invites us into an intimate relationship with Himself through His Word.

This writing is part of the entire HIS SIGWORK Group Study. For the overview, see HIS SIGWORK – 10 Key Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation. This writing is also in the form of a Short Devotional called His Fullness at Shale Fragments.com.

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HIS SIGWORK, An Overview

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HIS SIGWORK
10 Key Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation
March 6, 2020
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Dear friends,

If I were to choose my greatest passion, I think it would be purity – purity in the food I eat, purity in the soil that grows the herbs in my backyard, purity in my morning coffee, the pure smell of sheets on the laundry line, the purity of simple times with friends, and the purity of God and His Word.

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HIS SIGWORK, Principle 9 of 10

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Rhema Revelation
The Living Word of God
Principle 9 of 10 Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation from HIS SIGWORK
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The written Word of God (logos) becomes the living Word of God (rhema - pronounced ray’-mah) when God highlights His Word in our spirit in a personal way. Is there something that jumps off the page to you and stays with you throughout the days and weeks? God is speaking to you personally in His Word!

How to receive a Rhema Revelation:

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HIS SIGWORK, Principle 8 of 10

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Original Languages and Bible Translations
Principle 8 of 10 Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation
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Original Languages
The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew with a few spots of Aramaic in the books of Daniel and Ezra. The New Testament was originally written in Greek.

No original documents exist, but only thousands of copies called manuscripts. They were produced by hand and copied repeatedly for over 1,400 years for the New Testament and longer for the Old Testament.

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HIS SIGWORK, Principle 10 of 10

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Knowledge of His Love
2 Scripture Studies through the Lens of His Love
Principle 10 of 10 Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation
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Study 1 – Matthew 16:5-12
Jesus compared the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees to leaven because it had a subtle, undercover, powerful effect. There was good leaven and bad leaven. This leaven was harmful to those who embraced it.

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HIS SIGWORK, Principle 7 of 10

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The Whole Counsel of God
+ A Bible Overview
Principle 7 of 10 Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation
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Scripture interprets Scripture
The Bible is a beautiful gem; each book in it is a facet reflecting onto the other books. Good translations allow us to see the connections and clear themes that tie the entire Bible into a beautiful whole. These connections let us know that a Master Orchestrator wrote the Bible through the hands of many individuals who lived hundreds of years apart! (For more on this subject, please see my paper HIS SIGWORK – Principle 8 of 10 – Original Languages and Bible Translations.)

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HIS SIGWORK, Principle 5 of 10

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The Insider Scoop
1st Corinthians, the Culture and the Context
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Principle 5 of 10 Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation
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This paper shares an example of the importance of understanding the culture and context of Bible passages. For the HIS SIGWORK Overview, please click here.

Gordon Fee wrote a book called The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987). The information in his book is helpful in understanding some of the complex issues that the Apostle Paul addressed in this letter to the church in Corinth. This paper is a compilation of my brief notes. The green text represents my thoughts. The maps on the downloadable PDF show the location of Corinth in Greece.

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HIS SIGWORK, Principle 6 of 10

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Understanding Bible Genres
Principle 6 of 10 Principles of Responsible Scripture Interpretation

Genre is the literary type of a book. For example, some books of the Bible are written in the genre of a narrative with characters and plots that tell of real events in which we see God at work. Other portions contain law, poetry, wisdom, the cries of the prophets, and epistles of instruction and encouragement.

My document entitled Understanding Bible Genres is a printed learning tool and may be viewed or purchased here at Flower Girl Greetings.com. This tool measures 8.5 x 11 inches when closed; it can be folded to fit into your Bible.

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Welcome to Shale Fragments, a collection of writings and art for individual and group use!

Teaching God’s truth and the beauty of His Word is my greatest delight! My art card company, Flower Girl Greetings, was launched in 2012 with this purpose. In April 2020, ShaleFragments.com became the gathering place for the writings.

As I have studied the rich meanings of the original Greek and Hebrew languages of the Bible, I continue to see beautiful progressions and connections that compel me to organize and convey their life-changing beauty! 

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