CHARTS FOR THE TWELVE INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS

 

PART THREE OF "HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE TO BETTER KNOW OUR GOD (AND OURSELVES)"

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PART ONE: How To Study the Bible

PART TWO: Twelve Inductive Bible Study Methods

 

The Bible Study Charts on this page are also available as a PDF download ~ The Bible Study Charts - PDF ~ and have been reproduced, with grateful appreciation, from:

 

Warren, Richard, with William A. Shell, 12 Dynamic Bible Study Methods, Victor Books, Wheaton, Illinois, 1987.

 

1 - Method One – The Devotional Bible Study Chart

2 - Method Two – The Chapter Summary Bible Study Chart

3 - Method Three – The Character Quality Bible Study Chart

4 - Method Four – The Thematic Bible Study Chart

5 - Method Five – The Biographical Bible Study Chart

6 - Method Six – The Topical Bible Study Chart

7 - Method Seven – The Word Study Bible Study Chart

8 - Method Eight – The Book Background Bible Study Chart

9 - Method Nine – The Book Survey Bible Study Chart

10 - Method Ten – The Chapter Analysis Bible Study Chart

11 - Method Eleven – The Book Synthesis Bible Study Chart

12 - Method Twelve – The Verse by Verse Bible Study Chart

 

Method 1 - The Devotional Bible Study Chart

 

Date:

Passage:

1. Prayer:      (Check here when you have prayed over this passage)

2. Meditation:

3. Application: (How you will apply this passage to your life)

4. Memorization: (Key verse of the passage, for this particular study)

5. Assessment of Application: (PerForm this step over the next couple of weeks)

 

Method 2 - The Chapter Summary Bible Study Chart

 

Passage:

Read five times:      (Check here when done)

1. Caption:

2. Contents:

3. Chief People:

4. Choice Verse:

5. Crucial Word(s):

6. Challenges (Difficulties I need to study):

7. Cross References:

8. Christ Seen:

9. Central Lessons:

10. Conclusion (Personal application):

 

Method 3 - The Character Quality Bible Study Chart

 

1. Character Quality:

2. Opposite Quality:

3. Simple Word Study:

4. Cross Reference Insights:

5. Simple Biographical Study:

6. Memory Verse(s):

7. Situational Application: (where God wants you to work on this quality in your life)

8. My Project:

9. Progress Report:

 

Method 4 - The Thematic Bible Study Chart

 

1. Theme:

2. List of References:

3. Questions to be Asked:

A -

 

B -

 

C -

 

 

D -

 

E -

4. Answers to Questions:

Scripture Reference:

A -

 

B -

 

C -

 

D -

 

E -

 

Scripture Reference:

A -

 

B -

 

C -

 

D -

 

E -

 

Scripture Reference:

A -

 

B -

 

C -

 

D -

 

E -

 

Scripture Reference:

A -

 

B -

 

C -

 

D -

 

E -

 

5. Conclusion(s):

6. Application/Evaluation:

 

Method 5 - The Biographical Bible Study Chart

 

1. Name of Bible Personality:

2. Scripture References:

4. Chronology (second reading):

3. First Impressions (first reading):

5. General Insights (third reading):

6. Character Qualities (fourth reading):

7. Illustrated Bible Truths:

8. Summary of Lessons Learned:

9. Personal Application/Evaluation:

10. Transferability Concepts:

11. Person to Share this Study with (and why):

 

Method 6 - The Topical Bible Study Chart

 

Topic:

1. List of Words:

2. Bible References:

3. Cross Ref's:

4. Observations (for each verse in 3):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Condensed Outline:

6. Conclusion (summary and application):

 

Method 7 - The Word Study Bible Study Chart

 

1. English Word:

3. Comparison of Translations:

2. English Definition:

4. Original Word and Short Definition(s):

5. Occurrences in the Bible:

6. Root Meaning and Origin:

7. Biblical Usage:

8. Application/Evaluation:

 

Method 8 - The Book Background Bible Study Chart

 

1. Subject:

2. a. Reference Works Used:

2. b. Usefulness:

3. Context/Background InFormation:

4. Insights:

5. Application/Evaluation:

 

Method 9 - The Book Survey Bible Study Chart

 

1. Book:

Number of Chapters:

Number of Times Read:

2. Notes on the Book:

Reference Works Used:

3. Book Background:

4. Horizontal Chart (use blank sheet of paper and attach):

5. Preliminary Outline:

6: Application/Evaluation:

 

Method 10 - the Chapter Analysis Bible Study Chart

 

Chapter:

Chapter Title:

1. Chapter Summary:

2. Observation
3. Interpretation
4. Correlation
5. Application

6. Conclusions:

7. Personal Application/Evaluation:

 

Method 11 - The Book Synthesis Bible Study Chart

 

1. Book:

Chapters:

Number of Times Read:

2. Detailed, Final Outline:

3. Descriptive Title:

4. Summary of Insights:

5. Personal Application:

6. People with Whom to Share this Study:

 

Method 12 - The Verse by Verse Bible Study Chart

 

Bible Verse:

 

1. Personal Paraphrase:

2. Questions, Answers, and Observations:

3. Cross References:

4. Insights:

5. Practical Personal Applications: