How Do We Know Which Interpretation is Right?

2010 Ligonier Conference


Derek Thomas, pastor, author, and Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, addresses the important question many Christians ask: “How do I know my interpretation of Scripture is correct?” In 47-minute session from the 2010 Ligonier Conference, he reminds believers that men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit, who enlightens our hearts today. It is through ordinary means of grace that any believer can come to a valid, true understanding of the essential principles of Scripture. 


Which of Derek’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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The Word of God is God-breathed and God-given. We can have confidence that the Holy Spirit will open our eyes and allow us to understand the Scriptures through ordinary means of grace. 


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