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 the Bible through in 3 months.
- Learn the 66 books of the Bible in order.
- Research how and why the New Testament was complied. What external forces influenced the church to compile the cannon? Who made the decision regarding which books were in and which were out? Why were certain books included in the cannon while others were not? How would you explain to another why the New Testament is inspired?
- Interview the most knowledgeable Bible expert you know. Ask them which reference works are the most helpful to them and why. Ask what tips they would give to someone just beginning to study the Bible?
- Research and list the different types of literature found in the Bible: poetry, history, etc… Write out the implications for the interpretation of each. Discuss these with your coach.
- Do a study of Bible Prophecy. How many Messianic prophecies were fulfilled in Christ? How many other Old Testament prophecies have been fulfilled? How many years before Christ were these prophecies written? How do we know these dates are correct? What does this say regarding the inspiration of the Old Testament as well as the identity of Christ? Defend your position with your coach playing devil’s advocate.
- Contrast and compare three different approaches to hermeneutics (the study and interpretation of the Bible). Write out your top 10 rules for Bible interpretation. Discuss with your coach?
- Complete a book study for any book of the Bible. Include author, date, nature, purpose and outline of the book. Create a list of at least 10 truths taught by this book. Create another list of at least 10 applications. Create 4 Bible study lessons from your studies. Discuss with your coach?
- Scripture and Truth by D. A. Carson
- What the Bible is all About by Henrietta Mears
- Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren
- 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders
- How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur, David Arthur and Pete De Lacy
- How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: A Guide to Understanding the Bible by Gordon D. Fee
- Understanding the Bible by John R. W. Stott
- New Testament Foundations Volumes 1 and 2 by Ralph P. Martin
- Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
- Willmington’s Guide to the Bible by H. L. Willmington
- Thompson Chain Reference Bible by Frank Charles Thompson