Five Principles of Bible study
- Ask the right questions.
- Write down what you observe and discover.
- Apply your discovery to your life and thoughts.
- Study the Bible systematically.
- Strive to exhaust the passage you are studying.
Bible Study Tools in Order of Importance
- Translation of the Bible
- Bible Dictionary
Methodical Bible study
- Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and insight.
- Make observations by asking questions.
- Seek answers from the scripture and then tools in order of importance.
- Apply the scripture to your life.
Questions to Ask When Studying the Bible
- What is the historical setting?
- What is the literary form?
- What are the key words?
- What important grammatical structure do I observe?
- What is the tense of the verbs?
- Is there something contrasted?
- Is there a paradox?
- Is the passage dependant on a preceding passage?
- Ask six questions: What? Who? Where? When? Why? and How?
Application of a Bible Passage
- Is there a promise to claim?
- Is there a command to obey?
- Is there a sin to confess?
- Is there a teaching to absorb?
Common Pitfalls of Youth Studying the Bible
- Looking past the obvious for the hidden.
- Failure to consider the historical in rushing to application.
- Narrow vision. (All scripture is true all the time.)
- Lack of discernment as to what is cultural and what is eternal.
- Lack of respect for God’s Word. (God’s Word means what it means, regardless of our beliefs or opinions.)
- Superstitious approach to God’s Word.
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