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?
- Invite a friend to lunch once per week for a period of one month.
- Invite your neighbors to your home for a dinner party.
- Keep a journal over the next two weeks keeping a log of the challenges you face each day. Take special note of how these challenges impacted your ability to relate to the various people involved. Discuss with your spiritual coach during your next session.
- Spend at least 15 minutes per day asking God to give you the grace and strength to love the people in your life. Confess your shortcomings and pray for specific relationships.
- Identify your 5 most challenging relationships and pray for each of those people daily.
- Perform a random act of kindness for your spouse, children or close friend. When they ask you why you did it tell them that you love them and simply wanted to express how much you care. Discuss the experience with your spiritual coach.
- Obtain a copy of “The 5 Love Languages” and go over the love languages with your spouse. Spend time together identifying each other’s love language and discuss how your preferences impact your relationship.
- Watch “The Passion of the Christ,” or read all four gospel accounts of the final days of Jesus. Write a letter to Christ expressing how much you love him.
- Volunteer in a ministry in your church that enables you to directly express love to another through care or service.
- Watch or read “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and make a list of 10 specific ways you will change the way you live in light of the message in the story.
- Humbly restore a broken relationship.
- The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
- Principles of Love by Charles Finney
- The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
- The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
- The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
- The Friends We Keep by Sarah Zacharias Davis
- The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot McKnight
- Love as a Way of Life: Seven Keys to Thrive 316ing Every Aspect of Your Life by Gary Chapman