Inductive Bible Study

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Doing Bible Study : 

Doing Bible Study 2010 Synergy Conference Keith McPhearson

What is Inductive Bible Study? : 

What is Inductive Bible Study? Inductive Bible study is the science and art of drawing out the truths of Scripture for yourself. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”2 Timothy 2:15

What is Inductive Bible Study? : 

What is Inductive Bible Study? Inductive = pulls out the facts Deductive = starts with a principle

Benefits of Inductive Bible Study? : 

Benefits of Inductive Bible Study? Develop skills in Bible study Maximum accuracy Word is put into action Joy of discovery "These were more noble-minded that those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so," - Acts 17:11.

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Applications Observations Interpretation What does it say? What does it mean? How does the meaning apply to me? What is Inductive Bible Study?

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OBSERVATIONS Observation is taking a careful look of what is going on 18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from your law. - Psalms 119:18 (NASB) Observations

OBSERVATIONS: Overview : 

OBSERVATIONS: Overview Survey Reading Read the entire book Determine the main idea of the book Historical Background Author – who wrote the book Recipients – who received the book Setting – where was this taking place Purpose – why was it written Theme – what’s the point of the book Tone – how was it said

OBSERVATIONS: Words : 

OBSERVATIONS: Words Determining the meaning of words Within the context, how was the word used Within the context, what did the word mean Eisegesis – reading in one’s own meaning Exegesis – leading out the meaning of the author (you want to do this one)

OBSERVATIONS: Questions : 

OBSERVATIONS: Questions Interpretive Questions Ask WHY Ask HOW Ask anything that doesn’t make sense to you Use Bible Study tools to answer Cross References Internet resources Index in the back Strong’s Concordance

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Interpretation What does it mean? INTERPRETATION

INTERPRETATION : 

INTERPRETATION Interpretation is learning what the passage is saying.

INTERPRETATION : 

INTERPRETATION Who? - Who wrote the passages? - Who are the personalities that are involved in this passage and what can we learn from them? - Who was this written to? What? - What is going on in this passage? – What is the main subject or event? Where?-Where is this taking place? - The location and geography You must ask the following Six (6) questions:

INTERPRETATION : 

INTERPRETATION When? - When are the events taking place? - The time Why? - Why is this being written? - Why did this happen? - Why was this spoken? - The purpose How? - How did it happen? - How can it happen?

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Application How does the meaning apply to me? APPLICATION

APPLICATIONS : 

APPLICATIONS Application is making the passage relevant in our life now. – It is putting the God’s in action in one’s life. It’s living out the Bible, doing what it calls us to do.

APPLICATIONS -Questions : 

APPLICATIONS -Questions How does this passage apply to my life? How can I live out this passage? What are some habits that I can correct and change in my life? How can I carry out these changes in my life? What verse(s) can I memorize in this passage? How can I become more Christ like from this passage?

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Begin with prayer Select a Book or Passage Read and Read the book or passage Mark key words and phrases

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Make a list of key words and phrases Mark key verses and passages Make a list of the major individuals in the study

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Observe the passage by asking questions Who is writing or speaking and to whom? What is the passage about? When does this take place? Where does this take place?

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Observe the passage by asking questions Why does the author write what he does? What problems were the recipients facing? How does this passage? How does this passage fit in with the context? (What goes before and after?)

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Observe the passage by asking questions Why does the author write what he does? What problems were the recipients facing? How does this passage? How does this passage fit in with the context? (What goes before and after?)

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Additional Questions to Ask: What are the commands? What are the promises? What are the cause/effect relationships? What are the repeated words and ideas? What do I learn about God?

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Additional Questions to Ask: What do I learn about Jesus? What do I learn about the Holy Spirit? What do I learn about myself (or mankind)? Write out any additional observations including contrasts, lists, comparisons, etc.

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study Cross References Discover what is "big idea" of the passage-(your theme) Answer the questions I have raised from the passage (outline) Write out what I can apply to my life. (Application) Memorize a key verse(s) from my study

My process for doing Bible Study : 

My process for doing Bible Study We learn by doing. So, let’s do it!

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