What is Inductive Bible Study, you ask? According to Precept Ministries International (PMI), “This method of Bible study takes you directly to the text so you can discover its life-changing truth for yourself.” The text is the Bible itself instead of books about the Bible. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with using extra-biblical resources in your study, but you should always start with the Bible and dig there as deeply as you can before turning to other sources. And then, if there is a contradiction between God’s Word and man’s word, then God’s Word must always take precedence.
A good way to get a taste of Inductive Bible Study is by doing a Lightning Study, a quick and easy downloadable study which takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Click here to download and print the Lightning Study entitled “Who Pays for Our Sins and Offers Salvation?”
To download other Lightning Studies, go here.