Plans For Bible Study
G. Campbell Morgan used to tell of the man who followed a method of Bible Study that is unfortunately quite prevalent. This man randomly opened his Bible, pointed to a verse, and read,
"Judas went out and hanged himself." Finding these words unhelpful, the man tried again. This time he found "Go, and do thou likewise." In desperation he
tried once more and this time the words that jumped at him were, "That thou doest, do quickly."
The point is, that although this method may show a great trust in the way that God can communicate with us, it is based more on laziness and superstitions and conveys an erroneous method
for reading and understanding Gods Word.
Our goal when we study the Bible should be to not only try to find the meaning of the text, but to also apply the Truths and so integrate them into our lives that we are changed by them.
There are a number of ways that you can study the Bible. We will look at 4 methods:
With each of these methods though it’s important to take a good look at the text, interpret it, and then apply it to our lives.
For years we have used a simple method of Bible study (Look, Learn, and Listen) that has assisted hundreds
of people to develop a better understanding of the Bible and its life application. The study sequence that follows has been used with children and adults. I’ve used it with kids as
young as 5 to 6 years old. And as always, you will also have the option to learn more at each step by Anchoring Deeper.