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?
- Read a Proverb every day for one month.
- Prayerfully make a list of what you believe God would identify as your 5 greatest character flaws. Discuss with your spiritual coach. Begin praying about these flaws and create a strategy to address them.
- Tithe 10% of your income to your church this month.
- Fast from your TV, movies and internet for one week. Spend the time you would normally spend engaged in media doing spiritually productive activities such as spending time with your family, praying, reading God’s word, attending church, writing a letter or email to an old friend, serving in your church or community, or some other productive activity.
- Identify the 3 most common reoccurring sins in your life. Keep a daily journal for one month chronicling your successes and failures each day in these 3 areas. Keep track of the number of times you feel tempted, the times you overcame the temptation and the times you did not.
- Identify any hindrances or stumbling blocks that cause you to continue in the sins identified in exercise 4. As far as it is within your power, remove these influences from your life. Perhaps you need to install monitoring software on your computer. Perhaps you need withdraw from a negative relationship. Perhaps you need to quit watching certain TV shows or reading certain books. Remove the modes of temptation from your life.
- Determine to perform at least one sacrificial good deed each day for someone else. It must not involve someone a person who can help you in return. Help a stranger, a child or someone in need. The point is to demonstrate goodness for goodness sake. How hard would it be to establish a pattern of goodness in your life?
- Read a biography of a great Christian whom you admire.
- Keep a prayer journal for one month. Make a list of prayer needs and people you are praying for, then record any answers to those prayers over time.
- Practice a new spiritual discipline. If you already have a prayer, try fasting once per week. If you already fast, try memorizing scripture.
- Identify another believer who is strong in an area of weakness (finances, service, sharing your faith, parenting, patience, Bible study, marriage relationships, vocational success, purity, etc…). Make an appointment with them for lunch or coffee. When you meet, simply tell them that you struggle in this particular area and that you would like to interview them regarding how they are able to excel in this area.
- The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
- Toxic Faith by Arterburn and Felton
- How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
- The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Radical: Taking Your Faith Back From the American Dream by David Platt
- The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
- The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
- My Heart Christ’s Home by Robert Boyd Munger
- Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster