Sometimes, however, the same-old-same-old routine leaves us feeling flat and lifeless after we've encountered the Word of God. The same could be said for our students. Try spicing up your personal Bible study time (or that of your students) by trying new study methods.
Where can you find new and different methods of study? Try these resources:
- Discipleship Journal's on-line archives. Here's one of DJs, entitled the Bible Background Study (you may have to provde your e-mail address to access this article).
- Each New Day's Bible Study Methods page. This site offers twelve standard Bible study methods (step-by-step instructions, including tools required and hints) in PDF and HTML format.
- Crosswalk.com's Methods of Bible Study page, the contents of which are quoted from R. A. Torrey's How to Study the Bible for Greatest Profit.
- Bible.org's Bible Study Methods page (offers several articles describing various methods).
These sites alone provide dozens of methods of Bible study. But if you'd like more options, trying these book resources (links take you to Amazon's book store). I own them and use them regularly for finding Bible study options to offer my students.
Discipleship Journal's Best Bible Study Methods compiled from past issues of DJ
The Navigator Bible Studies Handbook compiled from methods the Navigators have used for over 60 years
How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur (a summary of the inductive study method)Between these book resources (some of whose contents you can view in part at amazon.com) and these web site offerings, you should be able to find a new way to approach the Scriptures or a old way with a new twist. Either way, trying something new may bring new life to your encounters with the Word of God.
That's it for now,