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Inductive Bible Study How to study the Bible: Overall thought in studying the word: -“God is building a kingdom of redeemed people for Himself.” -“Establish thy word as that which produces reverence in thee.” Inductive Bible study method Which is the most difficult of the following three? Which is the one we do the most poorly? 1. Observation Why study a whole book? (understanding the context is key to understanding the text. Illustration: reading a letter from a girl/boyfriend. Read it all in one sitting, don’t just read the middle or you may end up getting the wrong message!) “Whenever we pick up the Bible and read it, even in a contemporary version like the Good News Bible, we are conscious of stepping back two millennia or (in the case of the OT) even more. We travel backwards in time, behind the microchip revolution and the industrial revolution, until we find ourselves in an alien world which long ago ceased to exist. In consequence, the Bible feels odd, sounds archaic, looks obsolete and smells musty.” John Stott Study Process 7. Questions, Confusing statements 1. Read over and over again. and ideas. 2. Read through 1x 8. Controlling verse. 3. Read through 2nd time and begin 9. Outline main sections recording the following: 10. Outline further detail 4. Who, what, where, when, why. 11. Diagram sections 5. Themes 12. Create a Chart 6. Repeated words, Transition words. 2. Interpretation What is the Author’s Big Idea (ABI) given the context in which the passage is found? 3. Application Is there a: Command to obey? Lesson to learn? Characteristic of God to grow in? Sin to admit?