Chuck explains how a correct interpretation of a passage—and there’s only one—comes before application. But then, the number of ways Scripture can be applied is numerous.

This step in the Bible study process answers the question, What does it mean?  By examining the articles on this page, you’ll begin to learn how to interpret the passage you're studying; in other words, you'll discover what the original author intended to convey.

The resources below will assist you in gaining a basic handle on the important step of interpretation.

Overview of the New Testament

How is the New Testament laid out? Is it mostly history or instruction? Is there prophecy in it? Rhome and Chuck give an overview of the 27 books you’ll find there.


Seek a Single Meaning

Chuck explains how a correct interpretation of a passage—and there’s only one—comes before application. But then the ways Scripture can be applied are numerous.

Find helpful insight on interpreting the Bible

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Understanding the Ingredients: Ask God What It Means

January 24, 2019
In the Old Testament book of Psalms, David the psalmist invites us to “taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8 NIV)! God’s Word spreads before us as a smorgasbord of nutritious and satisfying truths necessary for us to grow in Him. Yet, just as it would be difficult to prepare a wonderfully […]
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Next: Correlation

Explore the next step of the Searching the Scriptures process where we answer the question, How does it relate?