Acts 2:24 But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. * * * * * * * This is my short course in "How to Read the Bible." These 3 ideas have been taught to me over the years and I pass on to you and encourage you to practice and share. 1. RELATIONSHIPS. Whatever you read, pay attention to the relationships(God & us, us with other people, us inside our own skin). It will always reveal something important. 2. "SO THAT" - whatever happens before that phrase is often explained after that phrase and what comes after is really, really good stuff. 3. "BUT GOD" That phrase will be at the bottom of the darkest pit that you will ever find yourself. Death is not the end of our story because "it was impossible for Jesus to be held in its power." * * * * * * * Thy word, O Lord, is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path. Amen.