I love Bible study!
I’ve attended quite a few Bible studies and am enriched by every one. Last evening I joined a group at church as we had an overview to our Part I study of Acts.
What is Inductive Bible Study?
Ever heard of the inductive method of studying the Bible? If you’re like me, you have heard of it, but maybe haven’t fully employed it. Here is a brief overview of the process.
Last evening, our Pastor, who is leading the class, showed us how to diagram the scripture using colored pens and symbols. What fun we had analyzing each word to determine exactly what God is saying in the Bible verses we read together. Fun! It brings out our kindergarten spirit!
In the past, I’ve taken time to look at a Bible verse and study it in context, think about it, and then analyze how this can be applied to my life. I’m looking forward to delving into this Bible study and learning more about the inductive approach.
Studying Bible scripture with fellow Christians is awesome! We talk and share our thoughts, bounce around ideas and principles all while seeking the truth of God’s word. Let me tell you, last night the room was alive with voices and revelation! I’m so excited to really get into the study, which starts next week.
Creative Bible Study Journaling
My daughter bought me an Inspire Bible this summer which I’ve enjoyed. I read up on various methods of Bible study and have tried to really study the word. This Bible lets me color in verses in the margin while I think about the scripture itself, what it meant then, and what it means in MY life. It also triggers some thoughts which I tend to share by writing them on a separate paper and using washi tape to secure in my Bible.
This is fun and good for quiet study alone. However, I’m practically jumping up and down to get back to the Acts Bible study next Wednesday!
As I sip my morning cup of tea, I thank God for the vision I see of how this one Bible study can be the catalyst to bring more people into church on Wednesday. I see many people bearing Bibles and food, tables set up to enjoy a community meal together, and then breaking out into individual groups to study God’s word.
Does your church do anything similar? Have you studied using the inductive Bible study method? I’d love to hear from you!