bible study method

We are a community of men who frequently engage scripture to align ourselves with truth and grow our relationship with God.

Whether used as a private discipline or a group study, this plan allows for:

  • Simplicity: allowing easy memorability

  • Accessibility: can be used as a personal discipline or group study

  • Portability: can be used to study any part of scripture any time

PRAY LORD, TEACH ME . . .

This needs to be simple and brief. This is not the place for a prayer list or extended quiet time prayer, but a time to prepare our hearts as we pray, “Lord, teach me your word” or “Father help us understand what the scriptures say.”

READ WHAT DOES IT SAY?

Read the passage of scripture. If you are doing the study as a group, have someone read the passage out loud to make sure everyone has heard the words at least once.

THINK WHAT STOOD OUT?

This part of the plan requires two steps:

  1. Take a mental note or write in a journal the words, phrases, or ideas from the passage that stood out or “spoke” to you.

  2. Consider the context of the passage both in terms of its place in scripture (what comes before and after) as well as the setting, speaker, audience, style of writing, and cultural considerations.

APPLY WHAT CAN I DO?

Determine one way you can apply what you read, felt, or learned in the next few days. This is done best in the context of a group with others who can ask about the application as well as provide accountability.