Monday, August 12, 2019

Bible Study Methods

Bible Study Tool Sets:

  • Bible Concordance - KJV,
    Alphabetical reference listing of words in the Bible. Each word has a list of verses contains it.
  • Bible Dictionary - KJV
    Provides the definition and descriptions of the listed words
  • Bible Atlas - KJV
    Listing of cities and places in the Bible (with maps)
  • Bible Commentaries - Bible commentaries gives the historical background information, authorship, setting, and theme surrounding the text. One good free commentary is of Bob Utley

Bible Study Methods:
  • 5W's - Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
  • Observation, Interpretation, and Application

Rick Warren Bible Study Steps

  1. Read and make observations.
  2. Ask the right questions
    1. What did this Scripture mean when it was written?
    2. What is the timeless truth behind that God is saying?
    3. How does it apply now to me?
  3. Apply what you’ve learned – From ‘what’ to ‘so what’ – "Interpretation without application is abortion" (RW)
  4. Study systematically: book-by-book, topic-by-topic, or them-by-theme
  5. Read the Bible over and over again

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