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 a kind deed towards a person who is hostile towards you or you know does not like you.
- Write a letter of forgiveness towards someone with whom you have a long time broken relationship.
- Identify sources of anger and commit to go an entire week without reacting negatively. For example, I will not yell in traffic, be rude to the customer service representative, or snap at my spouse or children. Discuss how difficult it is to maintain control over your anger.
- Seek forgiveness from someone you have wronged.
- Inventory your family relationships and friendships from over the years. Make a list of relationships are strained or distant because of something that happened. Take steps to mend those relationships.
- Obtain a copy of the ‘Heartsearcher’ prayer guide from your coach and spend at least one hour working through it.
- Identify areas of tension in your family, church, work or neighborhood. Ask, “How can I be a peacemaker and bring reconciliation to this environment.”
- Identify an area of impatience or frustration in your life. Identify the sources of these feelings. Spend time in prayer specifically asking God to reveal the root of this problem in your life. Pray for grace and strength to overcome this issue?
- If there is a feeling or issue you cannot let go of, write a letter to yourself from God outlining how unhealthy your attitude is and why you should give this situation over to him?
- Ask your spouse or best friend to identify areas of bitterness in your life. Inventory your own heart for bitterness as well. Reflect on why you feel the way you do. Reflect on what God’s word has to say about bitterness. Repent and resolve to give these issues over to the Lord.
- Making Peace with Your Past by Tim Sledge
- The Raggamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
- What’s so Amazing About Grace by Phillip Yancy
- When Good Men get Angry by Bill Perkins
- Anger: Discovering Your Spiritual Ally by Andrew Lester
- Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf
- God and the Victim: Theological Reflections on Evil, Victimization, Justice and Forgiveness by Lisa Barnes Lampman (Editor)
- Growing in Grace by Bob George
- How to be Free from Bitterness and other Essays on Christian Relationships by Jim Wilson