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?
- Research at least three different theories on the end times. I would recommend including pre-millennialism and amillennialism. What are the basic tenets of each? What is the scriptural basis for each? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Which theory do you affirm?
- Complete a word study on the New Testament use of the word ‘faithful.’ How does Jesus use this word? How is this word emphasized during the book of Revelation? Read Revelation 1:3. How are we to take these words to heart? What is the purpose of the book? How does the use of the word and idea of being faithful frame Revelation? Comb through Revelation chapter by chapter and see how many chapters reference being faithful. What does this teach us about the purpose of prophecy?
- Research how many times the New Testament refers to crowns. What are the nature of various crowns and who receives them. What does this reveal about what God values in his people? What does this reveal about Heaven? What does Revelation 4 teach about crown in Heaven? What does reveal about Jesus and how we respond to his presence?
- Google Far Side cartoons images of both Heaven and Hell. How do the cartoons for both Heaven and Hell reflect popular societal beliefs about each? What theology is presented for Hell? What theology is presented for Heaven? In what ways do each of these differ from biblical theology?
- How and why must our views on the end times, judgment, Heaven and Hell be consistent with our theology of God: his love, mercy, grace, holiness, sovereignty, justice, and righteousness? For example:
- Why is Hell necessary?
- What happens to our theology of God if he allows all people into Heaven?
- Is there a tension between the demands of love and holiness? How is that tension worked out in the coming kingdom?
- Is there a tension between the demands of justice and mercy? How is that tension worked out in the coming kingdom?
- If God is sovereign and desires all people to go to Heaven, why then do some still end up in Hell?
- Contrast and compare Christ’s first coming with Christ’s second coming? Be sure to use scripture for your analysis. What are the differences between the suffering servant and the conquering king? What is the purpose of each coming? What is emphasized in each coming? What are the values of each coming? What does each coming say about Jesus? What happens when we only view him as one or the other: suffering servant or conquering king?
- The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham
- Heaven by Randy Alcorn
- A Life God Rewards by Bruce Wilkinson
- Hell Under Fire by Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson
- Four Views on Hell by William Crockett
- Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone go to Heaven? By Robert Peterson and Albert Mohler
- A New Heaven and a New Earth by Richard Middleton
- A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger
- When Time Shall be no More by Paul Boyer
- Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Hope of the Church by N.T.Wright