Inductive Bible Study Questions
to be used with individual Key Scriptures
- What is the primary point of this passage?
- How does this passage challenge us?
- How does this passage comfort or encourage us?
- What does this passage teach us about God?
- What spiritual insights are found in this passage?
- What are the personal & spiritual implications of this text?
- What does this passage ask or require of us?
Key Scriptures Bible Study
to be used when studying all Key Scriptures together
- Did any of the scriptures given surprise you? Explain
- Did any of the scriptures given confuse you? Explain
- Did any of the scriptures given comfort or excite you?
- How would you sum up these scriptures to another?
- What implications do these scriptures have for our lives?
- Which of these scriptures would you find it valuable to memorize?
- Do something with your children they have always wanted to do, but you have never made the time.
- Plan two date nights with your spouse over the next month.
- Commit to make your church a priority for the next month. You will attend worship every Sunday. You will attend a weekly bible study or small group. You will volunteer in at least one are of service. You will tithe on your income. You will invite at least one other person to come with you.
- Make a list of obligations you feel you have towards your family: spouse, children, parents, church and employer. Hone the list with your spiritual coach. Identify the areas in which you are inconsistent or irresponsible and develop a plan to address them.
- Pray daily for your family, church and community for at least 15 minutes per day for two weeks.
- Make a list of the top five stressors in your life. Expound on your list by noting how each stressor uniquely temps you to compromise your relationship with God.
- Make a list of the top five most challenging people in your life. Expound on your list by noting how each one of these people uniquely temps you to compromise your relationship with God.
- We live in an age where many people feel they are entitled to various benefits and privileges they receive. The fact of the matter is that many people bless us because they choose to, not because they have to. Find a tangible way to express your gratitude to your spouse, employer and parents for the blessings they provide in your life.
- Write a firm but loving letter to yourself from God regarding the ways you need to be more faithful in your relationship with him?
- Proverbs indicates that a strong work ethic and a quiet consistency should characterize a godly person. What kind of employee (or student) are you? Are you a gossip, grumbler or complainer? Do you complete your tasks correctly and on time? Are you a good teammate who collaborates well and assists others? Are you respectful of authority? Do you show up to work on time and respect rules and boundaries? What did your latest performance appraisal reveal? What would your boss, co-workers or employees say about you? In other words, examine how you fall short of the Christian work ethic of quiet consistency and competence. Where do you struggle at work? Resolve to improve these issues, and along with your spiritual coach, develop appropriate steps for your context. Set specific goals you will implement over a one month period. Discuss with your coach your success and impact of your efforts on your work environment, your boss, your coworkers and yourself.
- Adele Ahlberg Calhoun – Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, (Readings on Service, Witness, Compassion, Justice, Stewardship)
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
- A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
- The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonheoffer
- The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
- Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
- The Resolution for Men by Kendrick and Alcorn
- Every Man’s Challenge by Arterburn and Stoeker
- What Kid’s Need Most in a Dad by Tim Hansel
- The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
- Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman