Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Dear Colleagues,


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In our two previous Facts we discussed the discipline of getting into Gods word through the Quiet Time, Scripture memory and Bible study.  We now continue our discussion of Bible study:

Other questions you may what to ask of the passage you are studying:

 What is commanded?

 What is promised?

 What are repeated words or ideas?

 What do I learn about God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit?

 What do I learn about myself or my fellow man?

 What is the big idea in this passage?  Develop your thoughts into a paragraph or two.

 Ask questions relative to the big idea with how, why, or what.

 Outline or summarize the passage.

 Look up cross references to some of the key verses or ideas. Ask what is the connecting thought?

 You may want to consult commentaries (as a last resort) regarding difficult verses or passages.

Complete the study by writing an application.  2 Timothy 3:16 states that all Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for

–  Teaching:  What did I learn?

–  Reproof:  Where do I fall short?

–  Correction:  What do I plan to do about it?

–  Training in righteousness:  How can I make this principle a consistent part of my life?

This week may you experience His grace, peace and protection.

R. Dwight Hill

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