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If you’ve ever gone to a play, you’ll have been handed a playbill before the program began. This playbill gives you some important information like the characters, the setting and the scenes you’ll see when the lights dim. The backstory helps us engage with what’s in front of us.When we read the Bible, we also need a backstory. The problem is, we often want it to ignore the backstory and apply the Word immediately to our lives instead of asking what it meant to the original audience. But when we do this, we misapply Scripture.

Join me in this episode as we unpack how we can understand what’s going on behind the scenes of the passages we read as we learn about the second question in the Alive Method: What’s the backstory?

Show Notes

My Favorite Study Bible: The NIV Study Bible –

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