Exegesis and Hermeneutics for Small Groups

Exegesis and Hermeneutics for Small Groups

Practical information and tips to faithfully interpret Scripture together

Unfortunately, exegesis and hermeneutics are terms often only found in seminary textbooks, and are not common with everyday Christians. But they should be-or at least their principles should be. The fact is that we all interpret the Bible every time we read it, and it's helpful to have some principles to rely on so that we're interpreting the Bible faithfully.

This resource will help you better prepare for Bible study with your small group and give you tips on leading your small-group members in interpreting the Bible.

Note: to view a sample from this resource, see Interpreting the Bible.

Helpful Overview Information

Interpreting the Bible
Five keys to doing biblical exegesis together
By Scott Boren

An Overview on Hermeneutics
How to help your group interpret Scripture accurately
By Andrew Wheeler

Common Mistakes in Interpreting the Bible
How to avoid these errors in your small group
By Trevor Lee

How to Read the Bible Well
New strategies for interpreting Scripture turn out to be not so new
By J. Todd Billings

How-To Information

An Ancient Bible Study Method for Today's Small Group
A creative way for your small group to connect to God's story
By Tom Bandy

How to Apply Scripture in Your Small Group
A proven, step-by-step plan to make your group's Bible study count
By Mark Ingmire

What Do We Bring to the Bible?
Uncover your presuppositions to unlock a new way of understanding.
By Brandon O'Brien


Further Exploration

Total number of pages: 25

  • Word Document
  • SMG-SFB016-D