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?
- Search out all of the ‘one another’ and ‘each other’ type passages in the New Testament? How many different commands do we have regarding how we treat one another? How does this change your idea of church? What steps do you need to take to be a better member of your church? Discuss with your coach.
- Contrast and compare the each of the seven churches in Revelation 2-3. For what is each church praised? For what is each church criticized? What commands are each church given? Use the answers to these questions to summarize what you believe God is looking for in a church? Discuss with your coach?
- Meet with a leader in your church to discover and implement your spiritual gifts in a tangible way.
- If you are not currently actively involved in your church, or you do not feel you know people well in your church, take steps to initiate a deeper relationship. Join a Sunday School class or small group. Volunteer to serve in a ministry. Practice hospitality by inviting someone to lunch or dinner either in your home or at a local restaurant. Strike up spiritual conversations with fellow church members. Make a genuine effort to connect with others for a sustained period of time (at least 3 month). Meet with your coach to discuss how it is going. Do you feel you are connecting with people? Has your relationship with your church changed? Has the role of church in your life changed? What has been a pleasant surprise? What has been a disappointment? How can you continue to improve as a church member, friend and fellow Christian?
Start a small group Bible study with the intent of practicing the ‘one anothers’ and the principles you have learned in this study. Meet with your appropriate church leadership, inform them of your vision and seek their permission and guidance. Seek out people who may be searching for this kind of biblical community. Model and practice the community you yourself wish to experience. Remember, it may take people a while to get it. Stick with it and stay true to the biblical values you desire to experience. Allow your coach to mentor you through this process
- The Body by Charles Colson
- I am a Church Member by Thom Rainer
- The Divine Commodity by Shye Jethani
- Church: Why Bother? By Phillip Yancy
- The Shaping of Things to Come by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch
- The Great Evangelical Disaster by Francis Schaeffer
- The Great Evangelical Recession by John Dickerson
- The Story of Christianity Volumes I &II, by Justo Gonzalez
- The Anabaptist Story by William Estep