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?
- Make a list of the things you believe would bring contentment to your life. Are these things spiritual, relational, material or other? What does this say about you? What would Christ say about your list? What changes do you need to make regarding your desires and expectations in life?
- Make an anonymous gift to a person in need.
- Perform a selfless and sacrificial task for a friend or neighbor in need. Mow someone’s yard without being asked, take someone to the doctor, watch someone’s children or some other good deed that focuses your attention off of yourself and on to another.
- Sit down with your spouse and make a family budget that not only curtails excess spending, but leaves room for God and giving to kingdom work.
- Cut out a small luxury over the next two weeks (Starbucks coffee, Wednesday lunch out, movies, etc…) and reflect on your discipline, self-control and quality of life.
- Make a sacrificial financial gift to your church or worthy mission endeavor.
- Attend a Christian based financial seminar.
- Confess your sexual struggles with your spiritual coach (only if coach is of the same sex) and enlist him or her as an accountability partner. Install accountability software on your computer. Such software is common. One source is XXXchurch.com.
- Commit to make extra effort serving your spouse. What are his or her needs? How can you best meet those needs? What sacrificial act on your part would genuinely brighten their life?
- Keep a food diary. What does the diary say about your self-control. What steps do you need to take in your dietary life to reflect moderation and health?
- Commit to care for your body. Go on a truly healthy diet and begin exercising at least three days per week.
- Abstain from alcohol for one month and reflect on the experience with your spiritual coach. Is this something you may consider removing from your life?
- Fast at least one meal per week for the next 4 weeks. Spend that time praying, reading God’s word or performing a service project.
- The New Master Your Money by Ron Blue
- The SALT Plan by Chuck Bentley of Crown Financial Ministries
- The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
- Sex for Christians: The Limits and Liberties of Sexual Living by Lewis B. Smedes
- For Fidelity: How Intimacy and Commitment Enrich our Lives by Catherine M. Wallace
- Selfishness: From Loving Yourself to Loving Your Neighbor by Louie Priolo
- Selfishness: A Whale of a Story by Dr. Phillip D. Williams
- Enough: Contentment in an Age of Excess by Will and Lisa Samson
- The Divine Commodity by Skye Jethani
- Rare Jewell of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs
- Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges
- When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey
- The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
- The Resolution for Men by Stephen and Alex Kendrick
- Adele Ahlberg Calhoun – Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, (Readings on Fasting)