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Inductive Bible Study Method : Inductive Bible Study Method Adapted from Learning and Living God’s Word: How to Study the Bible by Daniel Estes Other ways the Bible is studied : Other ways the Bible is studied Analytical Gets at precise meaning of the word, but tends to isolate the text Devotional Often results in spiritual blessing, but tends to misuse text Commentary Often accurate interpretation, but diminishes personal involvement Inductive Method : Inductive Method Maximum accuracy Maximum application Joy of discovery Reasonable time “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”2 Timothy 2:15 Slide 4: OBSERVATIONS (many observations) BIG IDEA (to one big idea) APPLICATIONS (to many applications) Slide 5: OBSERVATIONS OBSERVATIONS: Overview : OBSERVATIONS: Overview Survey Reading Skim the book in 5 minutes Determine the main idea of the book Historical Background Author – who wrote the book Recipients – who received the book Setting – where was this taking place Purpose – why was it written Theme – what’s the point of the book Tone – how was it said OBSERVATIONS: Words : OBSERVATIONS: Words Determining the meaning of words Within the context, how was the word used Within the context, what did the word mean Eisegesis – reading in one’s own meaning Exegesis – leading out the meaning of the author (you want to do this one) OBSERVATIONS: Words : OBSERVATIONS: Words When making observations use There and Then language For example: “The author said…”, “The disciples followed…” Only use Present language in the application stage For example: “We should follow Jesus…” OBSERVATIONS: Structure : OBSERVATIONS: Structure Repetition Similarity Contrast Comparison General to Particulars Particulars to General Cause to Effect Effect to Cause Climax Laws of Composition OBSERVATIONS: Questions : OBSERVATIONS: Questions Interpretive Questions Ask WHY Ask HOW Ask anything that doesn’t make sense to you Use Bible Study tools to answer Cross References Internet resources Index in the back Strong’s Concordance Slide 11: OBSERVATIONS (many observations) BIG IDEA (to one big idea) APPLICATIONS (to many applications) Slide 12: BIG IDEA BIG IDEA: Subject/Complement : BIG IDEA: Subject/Complement Subject Use pointer words to determine the subject of the passage Who, whom, where, what, why, how “What Peter and John did when Jesus asked them to follow him” Make the statement a question “What did they do?” Complement Answer the question “They dropped their nets and followed Jesus” BIG IDEA: Putting it Together : BIG IDEA: Putting it Together Put the Subject and Complement together to form a generalized statement Refine it Make it concise Make it precise Make it memorable The “bumper sticker” of the passage “Peter and John said ‘let’s blow this joint’ and followed Jesus” Slide 15: OBSERVATIONS (many observations) BIG IDEA (to one big idea) APPLICATIONS (to many applications) Slide 16: APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS: Audience : APPLICATIONS: Audience Target Audience Degree of Transfer Scale of 1-10 1-2 = Obsolete 3-5 = Pattern 6-8 = Principle 9-10 = Universal Application Principle Restate the Big Idea to fit the target audience APPLICATIONS: S.M.A.R.T. : APPLICATIONS: S.M.A.R.T. Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-Determined Inductive Study : Inductive Study JOHN 1:1-18 JohnSurvey Reading : JohnSurvey Reading In 5 minutes skim all of John Determine the main idea and write it down Jesus claims himself as the Messiah through teaching and miracles so that the people would believe. JohnHistorical Background : JohnHistorical Background Author The Apostle John “the disciple whom Jesus loved” Son of Zebedee and Salome, a well-to-do fisherman Jewish family Was first a follower of John the Baptist and then followed Jesus JohnHistorical Background : JohnHistorical Background Recipients Probably written for Gentiles since various feasts and locations are described. Setting The time period during the book takes place during Christ’s ministry. 30 – 33 A.D. The book itself was written as early as 70 A.D. and was in circulation before the 2nd century JohnHistorical Background : JohnHistorical Background Purpose John 20:30,31 “…Miraculous signs…are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah… and by believing, have life.” Defends the Divinity of Jesus Written so that people would believe Theme Jesus is the Messiah and we need to believe in him JohnHistorical Background : JohnHistorical Background Tone Compassionate, with a sense of hope Direct John 1:1-18OBSERVE…What the author said : John 1:1-18OBSERVE…What the author said The Word was in the beginning The Word was with God and was God He created everything Life is in him and gives light to everyone, and can not be extinguished John the Baptist sent to tell the light was coming so people would believe The Word was rejected John 1:1-18OBSERVE…What the author said : John 1:1-18OBSERVE…What the author said Those who believed and accepted him were given the right to become children of God The Word became human and the glory of the only Son of the Father was seen John testified “this is the guy I was telling you about” Law came through Moses, unfailing love and faithfulness through Jesus Christ No one has seen God, Jesus, who is God. John 1:1-18Structure of the passage : John 1:1-18Structure of the passage Repetition Beginning v.1,2 Life v.4(2x) Light v.4, 5, 7, 8(2x), 9(2x) World v.9, 10(2x) – meaning Love and faithfulness v.14, 17 Similarity Children of God/reborn Contrast Everything/Nothing v.3 Light/darkness v.5 John is not the light John 1:1-18Structure of the passage : John 1:1-18Structure of the passage Comparison - General to Particular - Particular to General - Cause to Effect Verse 12 and 13… accept and become children Effect to Cause Life in the Word gives light to everyone v.4 Climax God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ John 1:1-18Ask WHY and HOW : John 1:1-18Ask WHY and HOW Why… Is Jesus referred to as “The Word” How… Does the rebirth happen John 1:1-18BIG IDEA – Subject/Complement : John 1:1-18BIG IDEA – Subject/Complement Subject Who God is in human form and gives rebirth Question Who is both God and human and can give the right to become children of God? Complement Jesus…God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. John 1:1-18BIG IDEA – putting it together : John 1:1-18BIG IDEA – putting it together Jesus is God and became human so all who believe can become children of God John 1:1-18Applications – audience & transfer : John 1:1-18Applications – audience & transfer Target Audience Myself Degree of Transfer 9 Applicational Principle Jesus is God and became a human so that I could become his child John 1:1-18Applications – S.M.A.R.T. : John 1:1-18Applications – S.M.A.R.T. Specific Thank God that I am his child Measurable I’m doing it now Attainable I just did Realistic I just said I did it Time-determined The time is now For a more thorough and detailed explanation of the Inductive Bible Study method read Learning and Living God’s Word: How to Study the Bible by Daniel J. Estes : For a more thorough and detailed explanation of the Inductive Bible Study method read Learning and Living God’s Word: How to Study the Bible by Daniel J. Estes

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