What is the longest chapter in the Bible? With 176 verses, Psalm 119 claims the title. The book of Psalms is my favorite book in the Bible, and Chapter 119 is one of my favorite chapters. It is all about the Word of God and its relationship to our lives and our relationship to it. Do you esteem the Word of God highly in your life? Is it your instruction book for living? Is it a lamp for your feet and a light for your path, as Psalm 119:105 claims it should be?
Click here to download and print a free inductive See It for Yourself Study on Psalm 119:25-40 called “Revive Me, Teach Me” from Precept Ministries International. These quick See It for Yourself Studies (formerly called Lightning Studies) take about 15 minutes to complete and are a great introduction to inductive Bible study. Discover what God says about His Word and the place it should hold in our lives.
For more See It for Yourself/Lightning Studies, click here. For an Introduction to Inductive Bible Study, click here.
What is truth? Write that question on your Facebook wall and I guarantee you will spark quite a debate. I heard Janet Parshall say one time that truth is “that which is true for all people at all times in every situation.” I think that definition is pretty workable and Scriptural at the same time. As a Christian, I believe that the Bible is the Word of God and is absolute Truth. God said it; I believe it. It’s that simple.
But how important is it as a Christian to stand on the truth of the Word of God – not just with words but by the life I live? Can I positively impact the world I live in? Can I actually restrain evil from my generation?
Precept Ministries has a free downloadable Lightning Study that walks you through a study of Scriptures that will help answer those questions. Click here to print it out.
A Lightning Study is a mini inductive Bible study that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. For more Lightning Studies to download and print, click here.
Here is a great little Bible study that you can download and print. Print out several copies and invite a few friends over for coffee. It will take you only about 10-15 minutes to complete and will introduce you to the Inductive Bible Study method. I have been studying the Bible inductively for almost 20 years, and I believe it is the best way to mine the treasures found in the Word of God. When you dig out truth for yourself, you will remember it so much better than if someone just tells you what they found.
So give it a try by printing out this Lightning Study that covers John 1:1-18. If you like it, you can print out more Lightning Studies here.
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.
Is it my responsibility to share the gospel with others? Or is that just for people who are in “full time ministry”? You know, “professional Christians.” Do this Lightning Study on the Great Commission and find out!
A Lightning Study is a quick and easy introduction to Inductive Bible Study. Click on the link or picture above to download and print a one-page worksheet with complete instructions on Matthew 28:16-20. If you are tired of reading other people’s opinions about the Bible and want to discover Truth for yourself, then Inductive Bible Study is the answer to your prayers. Visit Precept Ministries International’s website for more helpful tools and resources to get you started.
Click here to download a Lightning Study on Psalm 56.
Click here to download a Lightning Study on Psalm 23.
Here’s another opportunity to give inductive Bible study a try. A Lightning Study takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and will give you fresh insights on familiar passages of Scripture. Click here, download, and print this study on Psalm 56. If you’re going through difficult times (and who isn’t?), let God’s Word give you peace, comfort, and hope.
Check this previous post for a Lightning Study on Psalm 23.
Download and print a Lightning Study
Even as a young child, I had a hunger to know God’s Word. I can remember listening to my pastor and other preachers and hearing them say, “In the original Greek that word means . . .” And I would think to myself, how do you know that? And how do I know what you are telling me is true, and where do I get that mysterious Greek (or Hebrew) book that tells me what the word means? I listened with a you’ll-have-to-prove-it-to-me attitude. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I have always encouraged my children – and my Bible study students – to come to their own conclusions about Scripture. Just make sure it is an educated, informed opinion that comes from diligent study.
When I discovered inductive Bible study over 17 years ago, it fit me like a glove. It opened the Word of God to me like no other study had ever done. If you’d like to dip your toe in the inductive study pond before completely diving in, then check out this resource. It is from Precept Ministries International and is called a Lightning Study. Click on the picture above to download and then print it out. It will take only about 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you like it, print out extras and share with a friend or two. Maybe you and a co-worker could do it over lunch.Or maybe you could get together at Starbucks with a few friends. Be creative – but just give it a try. I think you’ll like it. Keep checking back because I will be posting more Lightning Studies to download in the future.