A friend and I were chatting recently about how difficult it can be to get back in the Word once you’ve been away for a while. I was going to look up a few questions to help guide our study, but decided to brainstorm a few questions first. I realized how good it is to have structure while studying the Word. You don’t have to do it everyday, but just to give a little bit more depth. I originally designed this study with Ephesians in mind – but I think it could be transferred to any book of the Bible.
So if you’ve been away from the Word or want to step into it for the first time – choose a book of the Bible (if you’re new to the Bible, I would suggest starting with the gospel of John), try answering these 7 questions and then hit up a friend to compare notes with.
BTW: You don’t have to answer these questions everyday – if you get bored of them, look up another study. There is no hard and fast rule – God loves it when we read the letter He wrote to us. Before you dive in, pray and ask the Lord to open your eyes and your heart so that you can understand His Word and what He would like you to know.
Super Simple Study – Stepping into the Bible
#1 – What does this chapter show or teach us about God?
#2 – What does this chapter show or teach us about the Holy Spirit?
#3 – What does this chapter show or teach us about Jesus?
#4 What does this chapter reveal about us as humans?
#5 What’s one question you have after reading this chapter?
#6 What’s one verse that stands out to you?
Artsy Action…or just Action :)
#7 God wants us to worship Him! Quiet time doesn’t mean boring time. Find a way to worship the Lord through action in response to what you just read. Draw what comes to mind after reading this chapter, tweet out a paraphrase of the verse that stuck out to you with some sweet hashtags, share the verse with a friend via text message/Facebook, Instagram your art or the verse, sing a worship song that the verse reminds you of, write a worship song in response to the verse, write a poem- Spoken Word is Legit!, do some research into the background of the verse, Google some quotes about the verse or theme of the verse, go for a walk and talk to God about what you just read (a.k.a praying), journal out some of your thoughts, and lastly – take some time to thank God for His Word- for showing you truth.
My prayer is that you would fall more in love with Jesus. He’s awesome. He deserves all the praise and glory.
He laid on my heart this morning that we were all meant to create – some are artists, some are wordsmiths, some are craftsmen, some are tech savvy, some can create incredible music- whatever you like doing – create for His glory.
Not because He needs you too
But because you want to
In response to who He is and what He’s done.
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2: 4-10, NIV
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