Personal Bible Study

This study contains ideas to help you study the Bible. It is applicable to either personal or group Bible study..

HOW TO DO YOUR OWN BIBLE STUDY

Copyright Rosemary Bardsley 2007
 
1: Pray for God’s help to understand his Word
2: Read the whole passage or chapter
3: Ask questions:

[Note : there may not be an answer to every question. That’s quite okay!]

  • What is the original setting?
Historical setting
Original readers or hearers
Original purpose
  • What does it teach about who God is and what God is like?
Father
Son
Spirit
  • What does it teach about what God does?
Past
Present
Future
  • What does it teach about salvation?

 

  • What does it ask me to do?
Is there a fact or promise for me to believe?
Is there a command for me to obey?
Is there an example to follow?
  • What are its implications for my life?
For my attitude to God
For my attitude to myself
For my attitude to others
For my attitude to my occupation
For my attitude to my circumstances and/or environment
4: Commit yourself to God to trust and obey what you have learned.