Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. - Psalm 119:105

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What is the Into Thy Word Method?

By Dr. Richard J. Krejcir
It is a simple how to guide to help you dig into God's Word, the Bible.

Into Thy Word is geared toward challenging you to learn how to better study the Bible! We seek to teach people to use logic induction, reasoning and good inductive and deductive principles by examining the particulars, facts and essence of a text first before making any conclusions. Thus, to lead a mature, meaningful, fruitful, character driven life for Christ's glory!

What is the Into Thy Word Method?


 

 

            'Into Thy Word' is geared toward challenging you to learn how to better study the Bible! We seek to teach people to use logic induction, reasoning and good inductive and deductive principles by examining the particulars, facts and essence of a text first before making any conclusions. Thus, to lead a mature, meaningful, fruitful, character driven life for Christ's glory!

 

We are dedicated to teach you how to study the Bible in a simple, clear, and concise way!

 

We feel that the improper use of exegetical methodologies will skew our understanding of God and His precepts leading us to an improper life and false teachings. One should always seek the meaning from the actual original languages (and/or use multiple Bible translations and compare to other passages, do some research) and context and also what it meant to the intended audience then compare it to other passages to find the authentic meaning. This is proper "exegesis." What we do not want to do is seek a meaning from our agendas, preconceived theories or our modern vernaculars, theological agendas or hearsays¾because you will skew the intent that God has for us¾that is reading into the text what God is not saying to us!

 

Many misguided interpreters read into a Bible text, stringing together other passages out of context to create a grand theology out of injudicious reading and insert ideas that are not in the passages. What could be the causes and motivations for this? Why are we called to read His Word with "exegesis," or a right explanation and analysis of the text from what is actually in it?    We believe many people seek what they want and not what He has for us!

 

Reading into a text what isn't there. Interpreting it by different rules than a consistent understanding from the Bible is irreverence and heresy at best blasphemy at worst. Using a presupposition to arrive at the meaning, by ignoring the language and culture it was used in just makes false teaching and weak ineffective Christians that leads to a dead church.

 

Check out: Acts 17:11; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Timothy 2:15 and see how God wants us to study His Word!

 

·        Do you find yourself confused and overwhelmed with Bible study and devotions?

·        Do you ever wonder why you should study the Bible?

·        Do you feel that the Bible is too difficult to understand?

·        Do you wonder if God has something to say to you?

·        Do you wonder why Christians disagree?

·        Do you wonder how you can learn more in less time?

·        Do you wonder how you can improve your relationship with God?

·        Maybe you are not wondering and are doing just fine with Bible study.

 

Perhaps even your devotions are on fire; but would you like to improve and grow?

 

'Into Thy Word Ministries' is geared to challenging you to learn how to study the Bible, whether you are a new Christian or a Pastor and theologian who needs to have their "refresh" button pressed. Into Thy Word ministries' purpose is to challenge and help further you into His Word. We exist to inspire and provide tools for anybody desiring to know the Book of ages, whether you are new to the Word or are a seasoned teacher. If you do not know where to begin, or you have tried countless times and feel overwhelmed and frustrated, we are here for you!

 

The Overview of the Basic, Essential, Inductive Bible Study Questions:

 

  1. What does this passage say?
  2. What does this passage mean?
  3. How does this apply to me?

 The primary purpose of this method is to teach you how to study His Word in a logical, clear, and concise way. Over the years, we have developed more questions to assist you to more deeply dig out and learn His message.

 

The Overview of the Basic "Into Thy Word" Inductive Bible Study Questions:

 

  1. What does this passage say?
  2. What does this passage mean?
  3. What is God telling me?
  4. How am I encouraged and strengthened?
  5. Is there sin in my life for which confession and repentance is needed?
  6. How can I be changed, so I can learn and grow?
  7. What is in the way of these precepts affecting me? What is in the way of my listening to God?
  8. How does this apply to me? What will I do about it?
  9. What can I model and teach?
  10. What does God want me to share with someone?

 

Condensed from the book, "Into Thy Word" (see Resources)

 

·        We provide seminars and resources to churches and ministry groups.

 

·        We provide resources to Christians desiring to Know God's Word all around the world.

 

·        We also provide discipleship resources and training to pastors all over the word.

 

        The steps you are about to embark upon are not difficult. In fact they are quite easy. There are no elaborate condescending methods, just a common sense 'inductive' approach to get all we can from God's most precious Word. I first developed this study over 20 years ago, and have taught it to countless groups from junior high students to Pastors and for many ministry organizations. I carefully researched it, honed it, and it has become very practical and beneficial.

Condensed from the book, "Into Thy Word' © 2000 by Richard Joseph Krejcir and the full version can be purchased in our Recourses channel.

 

 

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 2 Corinthians 2:13

 

 

THE MAIN GOAL OF INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: DON'T JUST INTERPRET IT, BUT APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE!

 

 

 See this article for a complete overview to get you started: Inductive Bible Study Basics

 

© 1979, 1998, R. J. Krejcir Ph.D. Into Thy Word Ministries www.intothyword.org   

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