Questions to ask your Bible

Much of our sum­mer Wednes­day night series was all about learn­ing how to inter­act with the liv­ing Word of God. How do you med­i­tate? How can you ask ques­tions of your Bible? How can you dig in and apply ancient truth to today’s context?

Here are some very help­ful ques­tions to take to your Bible read­ing this week. As you grow in your walk with the Lord, learn to inter­act with the Bible. Seek to find more and more truth in the gospel every­day. Prayer­fully ask the Spiri to answer these ques­tions as you spend time in God’s word this week!

Here are a few thoughts to get you started…

1. Who is the author of the passage?

2. Who were the recipients?

3. What is the his­tor­i­cal back­ground of the passage?

4. What is the outline/structure of the passage?

5. Are any words repeated? Any sig­nif­i­cance to the repetition?

6. Are there any unusual words in the pas­sage that call for more exploration?

7. How does the pas­sage fit into the sur­round­ing para­graph? Chap­ter? Book?

8. Why did the author place the pas­sage here and not some­where else?

9. Are any words repeated? Any sig­nif­i­cance to the repetition?

10. In one sen­tence, what is the main point of the passage?

11. How would the orig­i­nal audi­ence have been affected by the passage?

12. How does this pas­sage con­nect to the over­all sto­ry­line of the Bible?

13. How does this pas­sage reveal Jesus as savior?

14. What is the fallen con­di­tion the Holy Spirit focuses on in this pas­sage that is com­mon to mankind?

15. How does God want this pas­sage to func­tion in my life?

16. What kind of response does this pas­sage call for?

17. Father, I believe this pas­sage is about the gospel of your Son. Help me see how!

reposted from: http://www.theblazingcenter.com/2009/04/14-questions-to-ask-your-bible.html

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One Response to “Questions to ask your Bible”

  1. jonkopp says:

    any­one have any ques­tions to add that would be help­ful for all of us? Let’s hear them!

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