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Bible Study Method

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Transcript of Bible Study Method

BIBLE STUDY METHOD-
Digging into God's Word
CONTEXT

Matthew 27:5

"So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself."

Luke 10:37

". . . go and do likewise."
John 13:27

"What you are about to do, do quickly."
Pray before you begin
1. OBSERVATION (Clues)
History of the verses
What's important in the verses?
Context of the verses
What's important
in the verses? (4 W's)
History of the Verses:
2. INTERPRETATION
(Meaning)
What truth does the passage teach about:
-the nature of God (His qualities and who He is)
-human nature
-sin
-redemption/salvation
-Christianity
Ask-Does this interpretation (meaning)
agree with other scripture?
3. APPLICATION
How does this passage impact my
understanding of God?
What am I going to DO about what
I have learned? How will these verses
cause me to change in a positive way?
Practice uncovering "Context" using:

Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

BIBLE STUDY METHOD
Practice writing Application using:

Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

Determine Meaning of the verses you are studying by putting
everything together.
History of the Verses
What's important in the verses?
Context of the Verses
Then explain phrase by phrase- any figurative language, what God is communicating in the verses, and truths of the verses
How long should the interpretation be?
The interpretation (meaning) should be written in paragraph form and should be a sentence or two to explain the observation (history of the verses, what's important, and the context of the verses), plus at least one sentence for every verse.
Who wrote it?
Who was it written to?
What was the purpose of writing?
(Use Faithlife Study Bible app- Introduction to each book of the Bible, or use Study Bibles)
Who- is talking
-is listening
What are the important ideas in the verse(s)?
Say what you see- don't give meaning yet
look for repeated words and keywords to help
When is it happening?
(is there anything important about the time?)
Where is it happening?
(is there anything important about the place?)
Sometimes you may have to answer- "no specific
place mentioned" or "no specific time mentioned"
Context of the Verses:
What is happening before and after the verses?
What do the subtitles (headings) say? Find 3 before and 3 after
Read a few verses before and after (usually a paragraph is enough)and look for repeated words or keywords to help
Read the beginning of the chapter and maybe the beginning of the book
How does all of this link together to the verses you are studying?
Practice uncovering the History of the Verses using:

Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

Determine meaning of words you don't know.
Determine
meaning
of any figurative language.
Explaining the figurative language- not explaining
what type of figurative language it is.
Maybe you have never studied scripture before because you don't know where to start.
What are some ways to study scripture?
By book
By person
By topic
By using a devotional
How long should the application be?
The application should be at least 3 sentences answering the questions above, but can be as long as you need to explain thoroughly.
You should always BE SPECIFIC in your application in order to give yourself a goal to change in a positive way. Generalities don't cause change.
We read God's Word not just for information, but for TRANSFORMATION!
Practice uncovering "What's Important" using:

Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

Practice writing the Interpretation (Meaning) using:

Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

Interpretation is not based on opinion, it is based on
TRUTH.
Importance of Context
Ineffective ways of studying Scripture
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Work in order:
1. Observation
2. Interpretation
3.Application
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