What is your purpose for Bible study? If it is a kind of vague, “well, I just want to know more Bible” sort of purpose, it probably won’t hold your interest very long. For this reason, I offer a sample list of specific, purposeful approaches to Bible study that I hope you DO find interesting: From the gospels…..
1)Using any of the gospels, record the place & number of Old Testament quotations the author includes
2) Track the travels of Jesus recorded in any of the gospels and what happened in each of those places
3) Make a list of the women as they appear in a gospel, both the named, and the unnamed
4) Make a list of the signs Jesus “performed” in a gospel
5) Make your own list of Jesus’ parables in any of the gospels (sure you can “google” an answer, but then you would not have the benefit of learning what you would from your own search)
6) Make a list of all the questions Jesus asked in any gospel
7) Read through a gospel noting the actual number of days accounted for
8) Create two lists: one of things Jesus taught us to do, another of the things he says not to do
9) Make a list of the figures Jesus used in his teaching, such as birds, flowers, the weather, etc. From other parts of the Bible
10) Prepare an answer for the hope within you as Peter described in 1st Peter 3:15
11) Create a list of Bible events or teachings you could use to engage friends and Family (especially those outside of Christ) in conversation
12) Make a list of specific things described by the terms Paul used in Philippians 4:8
13) Using a concordance, look up the words “prayer” & “prayed”, then use the references to locate and list actual prayers folks in the Bible prayed
14) Study any Bible book or letter looking for repetitious words or phrases
15) Create your own outline of any book, letter or chapter
16) Study the meanings of Bible names, such as Adam, Noah, Bethel, Bethlehem, Jesus, etc.
17) Look up any word that interests you in a concordance and track it using the references you find there
18) Look up “angel” or “angels” in a concordance and research encounters folks had with them
19) Well, what are you waiting for? Get started!