The second “P” of the Gospel (1 of 3): the Plain-Speaking of Christ (an Introduction and Hermeneutic)

Every word in God’s Word is significant, sometimes even a lack of words.  For example, have you ever noticed that there was one day in the creation week when God did not say “it was good”?  The second day.

That physical separation of the earth below from the skies above also foreshadows the spiritual separation of Man from God.

But don’t take my word for it.

The creation week introduces 8 “P”s of God’s good news.  Today we consider the second that God reveals on day two:  the Plain-Speaking of Christ.  If you’d like, you can review any of the introductory videos on the the 8 “P”s.  Those videos offer overviews of all eight themes in Jesus’ life, in His teaching, and in the lives and teachings of His disciples in the book of Acts and the Epistles.

The first shorter video below introduces the basic concept and importance of the plain-speaking of Christ coming to the undeserving.  The second longer video shows the many passages in Scripture that reveal this to be a theme of the Gospel from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22.




If you’re interested in learning more about hermeneutics, I encourage you to watch the two videos “Understanding and Applying the Bible” and “B.E. S.C.R.I.P.T.T.T.U.R.A.L.” located on the tab, “Theology Thursdays”.  The first describes a simple three-step inductive approach to books of the Bible.  The second uses an acronym to guide you in considering twelve points for a deeper study of Scripture.

We will use these models to study whole books of the Bible.  In order to keep the series shorter, we will only be studying books with six chapters or less.  The series on Philippians is complete.  God willing, I will post the series on Lamentations in a few weeks.


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