28-Day In-Depth Bible Study Challenge {Week 4}

Here are the final study outlines for weeks 4 and 5. Hopefully you’ve found this study to be profitable, so far!

Day #23:
(O) As you reread the fourth chapter, note everything the passage says about God. Write down anything God says, anything that is said about God, or anything God does in the passage.
(I) As you look over your observations, answer the following question: why were these things included and what do they tell us about God?
(A) As you reread the passage, turn it into a prayer.

If you chose a Bible book with only 4 chaptes, congratulations, you’ve finished the challenge! Now you can repeat the same study outline for another Bible book if you found it to be helpful and worthwhile. Let me know how it went for you!

Day #24:
(O) Read the fifth chapter slowly, and pause when you come across a word or phrase that sticks out to you. Write down anything that leapt off the page at you and why.
(I) Use a concordance and/or Bible dictionary to look up these words. As you look up your terms in various places in Scripture, see if anything sheds light on your passage and the way the term is used there. Write down everything you learn about these terms.
(A) Think about these phrases and examine yourself in light of them. How is God speaking to you? What do you need to tell Him? Then, spend time praying about what you have examined. Take one phrase with you throughout the day to remind yourself of what God has shown you, thinking about it often. If there is a particularly meaningful verse that stood out to you, write it on an index card and memorize it throughout the week, repeating it often.

Day #25:
(O) Reread the fifth chapter out loud to get a little different perspective.
(I) After this exercise, jot down the answers to the following questions in your notebook: Who are the individuals in the passage and what is said about them? What is happening in the passage and what is the author communicating? Where is the narrative taking place and where is the author or the original readers? When did the events of this passage take place and when was the author writing? Why is this included or placed here and why does this person say that?
(A) Answer the question of wherefore? This question addresses what difference the passage would make if I applied this truth to my life or in other words, so what? End with a time of prayer about the truth you’ve uncovered.

Day #26:
(O) Reread the fifth chapter in a different version of the Bible with the goal of pinpointing the most important verse of the chapter. Is there one sentence that stands out above the rest or seems to be emphasized? Is there a verse that all the other verses in the passage tend to support? Use this to come up with your own “heading” or “title” to the paragraph or chapter you have been reading.
(I) Then, compare the two versions and note their differences. Look for things in the passage that are either alike or unlike each other (within the same version, too). Write these in your notebook.
(A) Also jot down things from the passage that really resonate with your own experiences and that help you see the text realistically. End with prayer.

Day #27:
(O) Reread the fifth chapter and afterward, write your own unique paraphrase of the passage. How would you put this passage into your own words? Describe what you have been reading this past week in a way that makes the most sense to you.
(I) For example, how would you describe the events or teaching from this passage to a friend? Or, if you possess creativity, write a poem, song, news article, play script, or puppet show from the passage you have been studying. The more engaged you are in the process, the more fun and memorable it will be.
(A) End with a time of prayer, thanking God for the passage and all you’ve learned so far. Then, share your creative paraphrase with somebody.

Day #28:
(O) As you reread the fifth chapter, note everything the passage says about God. Write down anything God says, anything that is said about God, or anything God does in the passage.
(I) As you look over your observations, answer the following question: why were these things included and what do they tell us about God?
(A) As you reread the passage, turn it into a prayer.

 

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