Simple Method Of Studying Key Verses

How would you like a simple method of studying key verses in the Bible?

 

First, copy the verse from one or more versions of the Bible. Write it under the heading VERSE FOR STUDY

 

Second, under the heading MESSAGE, write out in your own words what the verse says – what it commands, teaches, warns of, or promises.

 

Third, look at the verses immediately preceding and following the verse. These are known as the context of the verse. Under the heading CONTEXT, record first the thoughts added by the verses preceding your study verse. Record the thoughts added by the verses following the study verse.

 

Fourth, record the questions that the verse raises in your mind, or the problems you think it might pose for yourself or someone else. These can be recorded under the heading QUESTIONS.

 

Finally, APPLICATION: Describe one specific way you can change your attitudes or actions because of the teaching of this verse.

 

Suggested verses to study:

 

Matthew 4:19 (18-20) – Follow Christ

 

Matthew 5:6 (5-7) – Hunger for Righteousness

 

Matthew 5:11 (10-12) – Persecution

 

Matthew 5:44 (43-45) – Love your enemies

 

Matthew 6:6 (5-7) – Prayer

 

Matthew 9:37 (36-38) – Laborers

 

Matthew 23:11 (10-12) – Spiritual coldness

 

Matthew 28:19 (18-20) – Make disciples

 

Romans 1:16 (15-17) – Not ashamed of the Gospel

 

Romans 1:22 (21-23) – Becoming fools

 

Romans 6:13 (12-14) – Offer your bodies to God

 

Romans 8:34 (33-35) – We are not under condemnation

 

Romans 12:15 (14-16) – Empathy

 

Romans 15:2 (1-3) – Build others up

 

Galatians 4:2 (1-3) – Humility

 

Galatians 4:30 (29-31) – Do not grieve the Holy Spirit

 

Galatians 6:2 (1-3) – Carry each others burdens

 

Galatians 6:8 (7-9) – What you sow, you reap

 

 

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