Sample Bible Study Worksheet Review
Inspiration of the Bible
1. Review the topic to be studied –
a. What is the Bible’s claim about it? What are the facts?
2 Tim 3:15-17All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
John 5:39 – Jesus said the Scriptures were about Him
Ps. 119:105 – Scripture was given to guide us
John 8:32 – if we learn what God wants we will be free
John 7:17 – He can help our attitude so we can know
2 Cor 3:18 – as we study we will be changed by God himself
2 Tim 3:15 – our part is to Study so we can teach others
b. Why is it important today? What difference does it make if you believe?
It is important today because a lot of people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe in something, therefore it is easy for the devil to deceive us. God has given us His guide book and He can instructor us in the very details of our lives if we will just listen.
c. How does this truth help me in my relationship with Jesus?
This is awesome because He wants to talk to me every day and help me know what to do, where to go, what to say, who to help. Through reading the Bible devotionally, God actually communicates to us His will and way. But not only that, as we study and read and think about the stories and verses, the Holy Spirit is actually changing us to be more like Jesus as we read. It’s like God’s Antivirus program that works in the background to clean up our life and all we need to do is spend time in the Word. That is way cool.
d. Why does this person need to know it? Is there some practical reason why God wants me/them to know it?
This person is floundering, they are confused by all that “people” or “churches” have told them. They have no where solid to stand or no where to rest their head. I want them to really grasp the fact that God has already provided help for them if they will just take some time to read and understand.
e. What are implications of this truth for this person? What changes will they experience if they believe? What help will they need?
If this person is really convinced and convicted by God that the Bible is theirs, then they will begin to commit to spending some time in it daily to hear what God has to say. Their family may not understand and their friends may make fun of them, they may feel isolated and weird but I want to assure them that God is big enough to handle whatever their situation is. I also want to be praying for them to experience a relationship with God through their studies so that they will be excited and want to study more and share what they learn.
2. Make a plan of what you hope to accomplish. What do you think God really wants for this person regarding this truth?
God wants to introduce them to himself through His word and he wants to use me to inspire them to give it a try. I hope they will actually decide to taste and see that God is good and experience the joy of fellowship with Him.
3. Write out a few appeal questions to help move the person to action. What Bible stories might be helpful?
Do you understand why God has put that Bible in your hand?
What are you going to do with it this week?
Would you like to study a story this week and then next week we can share what we learned from it?