ETL 005: Two Bible Questions; 5 Tips for Making Your Bible Reading More Effective; Bible Word–“Holy”


In this episodes we’ll be talking about: Reading Close up

Chapter 1: Bible Q & A

Today we’ll handle 2 questions:
1. What does it mean in Judges 3:24 when it says King Eglon “Surely he covereth his feet” (King James Version)?

This question comes directly from one of our recent Bible readings in the program we introduced in last week’s podcast (CLICK HERE) and is an example of why doing comparison readings in other translations can be very helpful.

2. What are the specific duties of elders in the church?
I’ve selected this question from my files as the news of the past couple of weeks has been dominated by the Catholic Church’s selection of a new pope.  The Bible does specifically address matters of church leadership and organization.  What we learn there may surprise some.
Scriptures referenced:

  • Acts 11:30; 14:23; 20:17, 28
  • 1 Timothy 3:1
  • Titus 1:5
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4

Chapter 2: 5 Tips for Making Bible Reading More Effective

1. Make it a habit

Same time

Same place

Same Bible

2. Write

Take notes
Write down questions
Write out reflections and observations

3. Think about it

Allow the Bible to shape our understanding and thinking, don’t impose our thoughts on the Bible.

4. Follow a reading plan
5. Get the big picture in mind
6. Bonus: Pray

Chapter 3: Bible Word

Related words: sanctify and saint
Scripture references:

  • Luke 1:49
  • Mark 8:38
  • Luke 1:70
  • Romans 1:2
  • 1 Peter 1:15
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:3
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • Ephesians 1:2
  • Colossians 1:2


Links and items mentioned in this podcast:

Bible reading website:

Michal Hyatt’s blog post on “The Lost Art of Note Taking” (CLICK HERE)


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