STEP V: QUESTIONS
The Fifth Step of
Inductive Bible Study is,
ASK AND LEARN!
“Command and teach these things. Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearer.” (1 Tim. 4:11-16)
Now the key principle that the great exegetes and pastors do to get more out of the Bible is they do not stop at the first observations or interpretation. They go back and mine out additional precepts, and that is why they get more so they can teach more. They seek out what they missed by interviewing the text and they look for what can additionally be learned. And you can do this too! This step is designed for you to do just that, get more out of the Bible. Asking questions are the tools to take God’s Word and examine it. After this, we can learn and grow even more. When we are challenged to grow we become better disciples for His kingdom and glory!
THE TOOL BOX TO GOD’S WORD:
ASK WHICH ONE OR MORE OF THESE APPLIES.
Note, not all the questions and “STEPS” will apply to every verse. Use discernment and common sense that is good judgment!
ASK THESE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:
ONCE YOU KNOW THESE QUESTIONS THEY WILL BE AUTOMATIC:
The Overview of the Basic, Essential, Inductive Bible Study Questions:
The Overview of the Basic “Into Thy Word” Inductive Bible Study Questions:
Now ask: Is what I have found all that all this passage has to say and mean?
Condensed from the book, "Into Thy Word"