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?
- Spend time seeking God through Bible reading and prayer every day for one month.
- Attempt to go through entire day consciously trying to be 100% honest and truthful in everything you do and say. This means no posturing, no embellishing, no exaggerating, no truth stretching, no fudging and especially no lying or falsehoods of any kind. Once you succeed for a day, you may wish to try a week.
- Attempt to go through an entire day without saying anything negative about another person. This means no gossip, no slander, no impure or ulterior motives, no manipulation, no malice and no insincerity of any kind. Once you succeed for a day, you may wish to try a week.
- Make an anonymous gift to another to ensure that you don’t get credit.
- Resolve to become a peacemaker for one week. Whenever gossip or conflict crosses your path you call it out and seek to diffuse the problem.
- Review your spiritual profile once again with your spiritual coach. Focus on the sections that allow you to measure self-perception regarding various virtues and vices against actual strength or weakness in these areas. Explore the variance and the reasons for it.
- With whom have you broken faith over the past year? Are there people you have let down, lied to, manipulated, gossiped about or used in some way? Sincerely identify as many of these people as you can and take steps to confess, reconcile and make things right.
- Make a list of all of the questions you have regarding the Christian faith. Discuss with your spiritual coach how to research the answers. Spend time intentionally seeking out truth in these areas.
- Prayerfully write a letter from God to yourself about the ways your life needs to be more consistent with your beliefs. Be sure to spend a great deal of time in reflection and taking notes before you write the letter.
- Keep a journal of regrets for two weeks. Examine each day and list all of the things you wished you had done or said to be more authentic in your Christian Walk. You may wish to keep the journal for an additional two weeks if the process seems valuable or incomplete.
- Adele Ahlberg Calhoun – Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, (Readings on Teachability, Confession and Self-Examination, Submission, Readings in Part 5 on Hearing God’s Word and in Part 7 on Prayer)
- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
- Dare to be True: Living in the Freedom of Complete Honesty by Mark D. Roberts
- After “I Believe:” Experiencing Authentic Christian Living by Mark D. Roberts
- Toxic Faith by Arterburn and Felton
- The Divine Commodity by Skye Jethani
- The Inner Life by Andrew Murray
- The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg
- The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
- The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
- All the Evidence You will Ever Need: A Scientist Believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ by Paul D. Baba