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Inductive Bible Study by Mother Barry

  1. 1. Correctly Handle the Word of Truth By Sarah Barry University Bible Fellowship
  2. 2. “ Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
  3. 5. Inductive Bible Study Observation Interpretation Application
  4. 6. I. Observation <ul><li>“ I have six faithful serving men </li></ul><ul><li>who have taught me all I know </li></ul><ul><li>Their names are : </li></ul>What, Where, When, How, Who and Why.” What does it say?
  5. 7. I. Observation <ul><li>A. Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>The will to observe </li></ul>
  6. 8. 1) Will I. Observation A. Attitude
  7. 9. I. Observation <ul><li>Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>The will to observe </li></ul><ul><li>Exactness </li></ul>
  8. 10. 2) Exactness I. Observation A. Attitude
  9. 11. 2) Exactness I. Observation A. Attitude Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” John 2:19
  10. 12. <ul><li>“ The W ord became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have </li></ul><ul><li>seen his glory, … </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:14 </li></ul>2) Exactness I. Observation A. Attitude
  11. 13. <ul><li>Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>The will to observe </li></ul><ul><li>Exactness </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul>I. Observation
  12. 14. 3) Persistence I. Observation A. Attitude
  13. 15. 3) Persistence I. Observation A. Attitude “ You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you posses eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” John 5:39-40 Search the Scriptures until you come to Jesus
  14. 16. 3) Persistence I. Observation A. Attitude To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “ If you hold to my teaching , you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 Hold on to Jesus’ word
  15. 17. 3) Persistence I. Observation A. Attitude Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? Luke 15:8
  16. 18. B. What do we look for when we observe? <ul><li>Literary form </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Selectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul>I. Observation
  17. 19. 1) Literary form I. Observation
  18. 20. 1) Literary form <ul><li>Prose narrative : (The gospels) </li></ul><ul><li>Parables : (Mark 4, Matthew 13) </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry : (Psalms) </li></ul><ul><li>Logical discourse : (Romans, Epistles) </li></ul><ul><li>Apocalyptic literature : (Daniel, Revelation) </li></ul><ul><li>Drama : (Job) </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs : (Proverbs) </li></ul>I. Observation
  19. 21. 2) Structure <ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical, Historical, Chronological, Geographical, Ideological </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul>I. Observation 1) Literary form
  20. 22. Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  21. 23. Relationships <ul><li>A. Comparison </li></ul>I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure Like a tree planted by streams of water Psalm 1
  22. 24. Relationships <ul><li>B. Contrast </li></ul>I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure The Blue Mosque and a Bible house in Turkey
  23. 25. Relationships <ul><li>B. Contrast </li></ul>I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure “ The light shines in the darkness , but the darkness has not understood it. In him was life and that life was the light of men” John 1:4-5 John’s gospel contrasts light and darkness, truth and lies, belief and unbelief
  24. 26. Relationships <ul><li>B. Contrast </li></ul>I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure “ This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light , and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light , so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” John 3:19-21
  25. 27. <ul><li>C. Repetition </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  26. 28. <ul><li>C. Repetition </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure John 18: 4-27 Jesus: “ I am He” (I am He) “ I am He” Peter: “ I am not” “ I am not” (I am not)
  27. 29. <ul><li>D. Continuity - The repeated use of ideas </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure Lost sheep Lost coin Lost son
  28. 30. <ul><li>D. Continuity - The repeated use of terms or ideas </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  29. 31. <ul><li>E. Continuation </li></ul><ul><li>– prayer and answer; prophecy and fulfillment </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure Jesus – Peter Jn 13, 18
  30. 32. <ul><li>F. Climax </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure Exodus 14 Genesis 22
  31. 33. <ul><li>F. Climax </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:28
  32. 34. <ul><li>G. Turning Point – Pivot </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure “ Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so , I will let down the nets.” Luke 5:4-8
  33. 35. <ul><li>G. Turning Point – Pivot </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure “ You will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Exodus 19:4-6
  34. 36. <ul><li>G. Turning Point – Pivot </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  35. 37. <ul><li>H. Interchange </li></ul><ul><li>John 18: Jesus – Peter – Jesus – Peter – Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 1-3: John – Jesus – John – Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>1 Samuel 1-3: Samuel – Eli’s sons – Samuel </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  36. 38. <ul><li>I. Particularization and Generalization </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  37. 39. <ul><li>I. Particularization and Generalization </li></ul><ul><li>M any people (John 2:24-25) – Nicodemus (John 3:1-3) </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  38. 40. <ul><li>I. Particularization and Generalization </li></ul><ul><li>John 4 </li></ul><ul><li>One Samaritan Woman -> whole village -> Savior of the world </li></ul>I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure Relationships
  39. 41. <ul><li>J. Cause and Effect </li></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure “ Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
  40. 42. <ul><li>K. Explanation or analysis </li></ul><ul><li>-an idea followed by it’s interpretation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mark 4:1-20 – Parable, followed by explanation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>L. Harmony </li></ul><ul><li>-agreement between disease and remedy, promise and fulfillment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Galatians 3:6-8 – Promise to Abraham, fulfillment in Jesus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 1:18-32 and 3:21-25 – Problem and solution </li></ul></ul></ul>Relationships I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure
  41. 43. 3. Selectivity <ul><li>John’s Gospel </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” </li></ul><ul><li>John 20:30-31 </li></ul>I. Observation
  42. 44. 3. Selectivity <ul><li>The Call of Abraham </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis </li></ul><ul><li>12:2-3 </li></ul><ul><li>12:1-9 </li></ul><ul><li>12:10-20 </li></ul>I. Observation
  43. 45. 3. Selectivity <ul><li>John 13 – 17 (Upper Room Discourse) </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the author omit the Lord’s supper? </li></ul><ul><li>Or the Gethsemane prayer? (See Chapter 6 and 12) </li></ul>I. Observation
  44. 46. 4. Atmosphere I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure 3) Selectivity
  45. 47. 4. Atmosphere I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure 3) Selectivity He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled . Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Matthew 26:37-38
  46. 48. 4. Atmosphere I. Observation 1) Literary form 2) Structure 3) Selectivity “ When Jesus saw her weeping , and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping , he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled .” John 11:33 <ul><li>Jesus in Martha and Mary and Lazarus’s house: </li></ul><ul><li>At the wedding feast – John 2 </li></ul>
  47. 49. Aids to observation I. Observation <ul><li>Write down observations </li></ul><ul><li>Observe every passage as if you had never seen it before </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the questions implied by the six faithful serving men </li></ul>“ I have six faithful serving men who have taught me all I know Their names are : What, Where, When, How, Who and Why.”
  48. 50. Aids to observation I. Observation 4. Name the paragraphs 5. Consult a map
  49. 51. Aids to observation I. Observation 6. Make a chart
  50. 52. Aids to observation I. Observation <ul><li>Write down observations </li></ul><ul><li>Observe every passage as if you had never seen it before </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the questions implied by the six faithful serving men </li></ul><ul><li>Name the paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Consult a map </li></ul><ul><li>Make a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the whole, then examine the parts. Then look at the whole again. </li></ul>
  51. 53. Aids to observation I. Observation 7. Look at the whole Then examine the parts. Then look at the whole again.
  52. 54. Aids to observation I. Observation 8. Draw a picture.
  53. 55. II. Interpretation What does it mean?
  54. 56. II. Interpretation What does it mean?
  55. 57. II. Interpretation What does it mean? Why? What for? What does it mean? Why is it here? How does it fit the context?
  56. 58. II. Interpretation What does it mean? Questions about terms Glorify, Sanctify (John 17) Love (Deuteronomy 6:5) Questions relating to structure Why is there contrast between Samuel and Eli’s sons? (1 Samuel 2:12-21) Why are there two accounts of creation of man? (Genesis 1-3)
  57. 59. II. Interpretation What does it mean? <ul><li>Scripture interprets Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 11:9, 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Galatians 3:8 </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Common sense </li></ul><ul><li>Context – historical, Biblical </li></ul><ul><li>Use Resources after personal study </li></ul><ul><li>Compare translations, Bible dictionaries, study bibles, commentaries </li></ul>
  58. 60. III. Application What does it mean to me?
  59. 62. III. Application What does it mean to me? Are there any commands to obey? Are there any promises to claim? Are there any prayer topics to make my own? - “Love one another” - “Feed my sheep” - “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations”
  60. 63. Application
  61. 64. Application
  62. 65. Application
  63. 66. Application
  64. 67. Application
  65. 68. “ Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
  66. 69. A Kingdom of Priests and A Holy Nation

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