by Ron Dunn

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Series: How to Interpret the Bible for Yourself
Dr. Ron Dunn
2 Timothy 2:15

Would you open your Bibles this morning to 2 Timothy 2, and I'm going to read just one verse...verse 15. Beginning this morning I want to give you a three part study on the subject that I think is one of the most vital subjects to Christians today, namely, interpreting the Bible for yourself. And we'll read the 15th verse of the second chapter of 2 Timothy, where he says to this young man, Timothy...

''Be diligent to present yourself approved unto God as a workman ho does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth...''

Now, I want to underscore that last phrase for it is the text of our three part study... ''handling accurately the word of truth...''

Now, most of you know that I grew up in Arkansas. In Arkansas today there are still quite a few people who consider ''hog-calling'' a fine art. It's true that farmers don't do it much anymore, but every year in various parts of the state they hold contests...hog-calling contests. And I'll not try to reproduce what they say, what they do, but it goes something like this... ''woo-pig-sooie-woo-pig...'' But, it starts out slow and soft and it builds up until at the last when you say ''pig'' it's a big scream and if you're within ten miles you can probably hear the ''woo-pig-sooie-pig'' bouncing from wall to wall. And if you ever go to an Arkansas University football game, you will also hear those rapid fire hog calls from the fans jumping up and down in the stands. Most of them will be wearing bright red plastic hats shaped like a running razorback and what they're doing, of course, is cheering their team, the Arkansas Razorbacks. For those of you who do not know, a razorback is a skinny, long-legged, half wild, mongrel hog with a bad disposition. But anyway...

I heard about an Arkansas farmer once who lost his voice and was not able to call the hogs at feeding ...

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