I have to point out that when listening to ANYONE you really need to let the Holy Spirit be a filter of wisdom to what you are hearing. We are encouraged in Acts 17:11Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
To listen and then reason to see if what we are being taught is true.
If you aren’t already aware, there is a lot of concern over some of the things Joyce teaches. I would be wary of any “name it and claim it”* or “prosperity”* teaching she shares. *(hereinafter called Gimme Teachers J)
- Read NASB version of bible (I usually pull up paralell versions with NIV and NASB to ensure I understand what I’m reading.)
- (I also like AMP Amplified Bible which is the KJV with a commentary kind of built in to the verses.)
- John 10:10 – paralell
- Read the whole
paragraph and if necessary the whole chapter.
Remember context is king.
- Look up Greek word in Strong's Concordance (and don’t you just love technology?!! You can do that online with a few clicks HERE!)