How to Lead Bible Studies
As a leader, your task is to lead your students to the mainstreams of the passages that follow the precepts, ideas, and truths of our Glorious Lord! These are the fresh streams of truth flowing to a world that chooses to live in a desert. So you lead the student who lives in that desert yet thinks he or she does not need water or thinks he or she has enough already. You are to lift up the cross, the Person of Christ, and what He has done. You are also to show others what you have leaned and still be growing yourself, showing the wonder and truth of life that affects all of our being—of who we are, why we are, and what we should do. This is the truth that created the oasis you live by, the truth of Christ, and the following of the streams of His character. You cannot force one to drink the truths, but you can show him where they are and how to drink.
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8
This section provides techniques to help those who desire greater knowledge and intimacy in Christ to improve their Bible study skills including tools for pastors and leaders to develop and lead Bible Studies so others in our care can develop their walk in Christ too.
This primer is intended to help you and your church to start, lead, develop, grow, and manage Bible studies. From small group Bible studies as well as larger Bible Studies to even very large Bible studies, the principals apply to both small and large groups. The difference is how you lead and structure them, while all are Bible-centered led by godly prepared teachers.
How to Lead Inductive Bible Studies
How to incorporate an "Inductive” type of study into your home or church Bible study
If you lead a Bible Study, you are called to teach the Bible, not pool ignorance!
We are to lead our learners to the wonders and principles of the passage at hand. You can learn to do this and do it well! You can show the precepts, ideas, and truths of our Lord. You can be the mentor and disciple maker that our Lord has called. You are to lift up the cross, the Person of Christ, and what He has done. You are also to show others what you have learned and still be growing yourself, to show the wonder and truth of a life that affects all of our being.
Outlining the Bible is the primary means to prepare one to teach the precepts of Scripture in a clear and logical way. This is designed for the pastor, Bible study leader, or curriculum writer to learn how to examine the text and then draw out what is there in a logical and systematic way.
How you can prepare your own insightful Bible Study Questions
This lesson is designed to prepare you to form your own inductive Bible study questions—the kind of questions that stimulate discussion and excite people to learn and grow in the Word and faith.
Group Bible Study and Prayer Methods
Effective Bible Study has prayer as a core element. Perhaps one-third of your time should be devoted to prayer!
The Importance of Prayer with Others
A few Key Principles to Jumpstart your Church on the Road to His Path!
Suggestions for Effective Group Prayer
We are going before the presence of God, and must do so with glad hearts and a willingness to be together in unity and love.
There are many profitable methods of Bible Study. However, there is something in Bible study more important than the best methods, and that is the fundamental conditions of profitable study.
How to lead Bible Studies
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If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach. James 1:5