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?
- Examine the following passages and look for things that God claims in our lives?
- 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7
- Matthew 19: 16-26
- Jonah 1: 1-2
- Acts 13: 1-3
- Genesis 22: 1-14
- Matthew 10:37
- John 10:18
How do expectations reflect the sovereignty of God? How does our response reflect our view of God’s authority in our lives? What would you be willing to give up for God? What would you not be willing to give up for God?
- Research how many times the Bible says to love one another? Examine those teachings in their respective contexts and note the voice and imperative force. What conclusions can you draw from this exercise regarding Christian spirituality? Some Christians see a tension between the way of love and the way of obedience; do you think these passages teach that the way of love is the way of obedience? Discuss these ideas with your coach.
- Identify the person in your life who you feel is the most Christ-like. Make an appointment to hang out with them: possibly over lunch or coffee. Ask them to expound on the following questions.
- During what times do you feel especially close to God?
- What brings you the most joy in your Christian walk?
- What lessons has God taught you about love and sacrifice?
- What advice would you give to a new Christian about following Jesus?
- Identify a sacrificial way you can intentionally express Christ’s love through service or generosity. You may want to contact your church for assistance if you can’t think of anything. Follow through on your act of service or generosity. Discuss the following questions with your coach.
- What did you do and what did it cost you?
- How did what you do benefit others?
- How did what you do glorify God?
- How did what you do benefit yourself?
- Who benefitted the most from this exercise?
- Is it possible to truly sacrifice for God?
- Interview at least twenty people and ask them the following questions. The more people you ask, the better.
- What is a Christian?
- What does a good Christian look like?
- Are you a Christian?
Write down their answers. When finished, try your best to break the answers into natural categories. How many people defined a Christian as having faith in Christ verses fulfilling religious obligations? How many people indicated that good Christians are like Jesus? How many people indicated that good Christians are something other than Christlikeness? Were the answers different for Christians and non-Christians? Summarize your results. What did you learn? Discuss learning with your coach.
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
- Knowing God by J. I. Packer
- The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
- The Divine Commodity by Skye Jethani
- Brand Jesus by Tyler Wigg Stevenson
- A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson
- Hinds Feet on High Places by Hanah Hurnard
- True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer
- Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
- The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg
- The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
- The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur