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 attributes of God. Check multiple sources such as study Bibles; Bible reference helps such as topical Bibles, Bible handbooks and guides; your pastor, trusted web resources, etc…
- Research the Bible attributes that remain a mystery to you. Do a word study on concepts such as holiness, immutability, Trinity. Which attributes of God intrigue you? Find out more about them. Present and discuss your findings with your coach.
- Prepare a 5 week Bible Study on your 5 favorite attributes of God.
- List 5 ways the God of the Bible differs from the God of each of the following religions:
- Jehovah Witnesses
- Although agreeing on the fundamental attributes of God, different schools within Christendom promote ideas that reveal subtle differences in the way they view God. For example: some may focus more on God’s love and grace while another may focus more on God’s sovereignty. Study and explain the nuances between various faith traditions and theologies. For example, how do Catholics and Protestants view God differently? What about Calvinism, or Arminianism, or Dispensationalism, or Pentecostalism, or Fundamentalism, or Open Theism? Which aspects of God do these various traditions emphasize or minimalize? Which attributes of God do they differ with other traditions? This exercise can also be done with different Christian denominations.
- Research and read various proofs and arguments both for and against the resurrection of Jesus. ‘Evidence that Demands a Verdict’ is a great place to start. Don’t allow secular, intellectual elitism to cast doubt. Search out for yourself. I think you will find that the resurrection can honestly stand up to inquiry. Discuss your findings with your Christian Friend.
- Christian Doctrine by Shirley Guthrie Jr.
- Knowing God by J.I. Packer
- The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin
- The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey
- The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
- Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
- The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
- Desiring God by John Piper
- The Names of God by Ken Hemphill
- Calling God Names by Norman Hubbard
- Willmington’s Guide to the Bible by H.L. Willmington