Have a place where you enjoy being a room in your house where you can be alone, or somewhere where you feel comfortable and. As we grow in Christ, it is important that we learn to study the Bible for ourselves and not rely solely on the instruction of others. One of the best ways to get to the “solid food of the Word” is through “inductive Bible study”. The inductive method makes observations in a scripture passage and then draws conclusions based on those observations.
Asking those additional questions to understand will help build a bridge between observation (the first step) and interpretation (step two) of the Bible study process. Search to find your main topic or topics. After observation and interpretation comes the application. This is the ultimate goal of the Bible study.
In the first two stages you study the text; now the text studies you. Quitting smoking prematurely, before applying what you observe and interpret, is like chewing without swallowing. A key foundation of Bible study is interpretation. Technically known as hermeneutics, biblical interpretation offers some basic principles to help understand the Bible.
The most important principle is context. This means that when studying the Bible one must take into account not only the immediate context of the portion under study, but also other forms of context, such as cultural context, literary context, and more. In general, however, it is enough to have a basic understanding of the immediate context of what is being studied. Reading what comes before the passage being studied, what comes after, and what the Bible says as a whole about the subject being studied, are key concepts to keep in mind.
Most of the time, errors or difficulties of interpretation when studying the Bible occur as a result of not having a proper understanding of the context. The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,300 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.
Fortunately, there are many Bible translations and word study tools available, so you can get a lot of the knowledge of word studies from these resources. He studied philosophy of religion and apologetics at Denver Seminary and is pursuing postgraduate studies in philosophy at the Southern Evangelical Seminary. Thank you very much, but I want to follow you on Twitter or Facebook. You've really simplified my approach to Bible studies.
For example, practical studies can delve into topics such as prayer, discipleship, parenting, relationships, how to live your faith in the workplace, and how to share your faith with others. For example, the Greek Text Commentary of the New Testament is a highly technical series that would be indiscernible to anyone who has not studied Greek for more than two years. While studying the subject of love, I learned that it is more than a warm and confusing feeling; it is a decision you make every day to treat people the way Jesus would treat them. For example, you could say that within the next 10 years you will have studied a certain number of books of the Bible in this way, devoting perhaps three hours a week to study (which is no substitute for your separate “quiet time”).