10 Things Moses Has Taught Me about Intercession

I did an inductive Bible study of Exodus 32-34, looking especially at the role of Moses as intercessor between God and His people. Being an intercessor myself, I was curious what Moses could teach us today about intercession. Following are just a few of the takeaways I learned from studying this passage: Students of Inductive … Continue reading 10 Things Moses Has Taught Me about Intercession

Zooming in on God’s Peace (A Review of “Contrast” in Inductive Bible Study)

In the previous lesson on Psalm 46, we looked at the structure of Interrogation. Now let's look at another structure in this psalm: Contrast. You may remember looking at Contrast in an earlier lesson. Feel free to review that here, if you'd like a refresher: Ever Notice All the Opposites in the Bible? In our … Continue reading Zooming in on God’s Peace (A Review of “Contrast” in Inductive Bible Study)

God Is the Solution (“Problem-Solution” in Inductive Bible Study)

In this lesson, we are going to continue learning Psalm 46 through Inductive Bible Study. If you are just joining, you may first want to read Bible Meditation on Psalm 46: Preparing for Inductive Bible Study. One of the major structures of Inductive Bible Study is called "Interrogation." This can come in the form of "Question-Answer" … Continue reading God Is the Solution (“Problem-Solution” in Inductive Bible Study)

Bible Meditation on Psalm 46: Preparing for Inductive Bible Study

In some of our future lessons posted here at Adventures with God, we are going to do some deep diving into Psalm 46 using tools of Inductive Bible Study. A great way to start would be to spend a week reading and meditating on Psalm 46. If you are familiar with lectio divina, you can … Continue reading Bible Meditation on Psalm 46: Preparing for Inductive Bible Study

Jesus Is Moved with Compassion (Observation and Inference in Inductive Bible Study)

This lesson is part of a series of Inductive Bible Study lessons that I publish here on the blog every Friday. If this is your first time visiting this series, I recommend that you start with the first lesson: Inductive Bible Study: An Overview. ***** Learning Observation and Inference Now that you have had some … Continue reading Jesus Is Moved with Compassion (Observation and Inference in Inductive Bible Study)

Why Did the Fishermen Leave Their Nets? Part 2 (Asking the Right Questions in Inductive Bible Study)

If you are just joining in with this post, I invite you to visit "part 1" of this lesson and complete those exercises first. Then come on back here to complete part 2. In part 1, we practiced making observations from Matthew 4:17-22. After making observations, we want to start making inferences based on those … Continue reading Why Did the Fishermen Leave Their Nets? Part 2 (Asking the Right Questions in Inductive Bible Study)

Why Did the Fishermen Leave Their Nets? Part 1 (Learning Simple Observation in Inductive Bible Study)

One of my favorite parts of the Inductive Bible Study process is the Detailed Observation. This is the "step" that comes after the Survey. Remember, the Survey is the first "step" where you take an overview of the Bible passage you are studying. The Detailed Observation is the "deep dive" where you look at a … Continue reading Why Did the Fishermen Leave Their Nets? Part 1 (Learning Simple Observation in Inductive Bible Study)

A Story within a Story (Learning About “Intercalation” in Inductive Bible Study)

In this Inductive Bible Study exercise, I invite you to read one of my favorite passages of scripture - a double story of Jesus healing people. Let’s take a look at Mark 5:21-43. Go ahead and read through the passage prayerfully several times. It’s a great story to read and spend time with. Don’t rush … Continue reading A Story within a Story (Learning About “Intercalation” in Inductive Bible Study)

Bookends in Bible Stories (Looking at “Inclusio” through Inductive Bible Study

In addition to the major structures we want to identify through Inductive Bible Study, we will also come across minor rhetorical structures. A minor structure works in relationship with a major structure. It's a deliberate way the author shapes the text for a particular purpose. "Inclusio" - Bracketing a Passage One such minor rhetorical structure … Continue reading Bookends in Bible Stories (Looking at “Inclusio” through Inductive Bible Study

God Loves those Turning Points (The “Pivot” Structure in Inductive Bible Study)

Before we begin looking at a new structure for Inductive Bible Study, I recommend that you read (or re-read) the lesson on Contrasts. That lesson discusses important aspects of looking for major structures. As we proceed, I'll assume you already have that information. So it's always good to review before focusing on a new structure. … Continue reading God Loves those Turning Points (The “Pivot” Structure in Inductive Bible Study)