We need a method to have effective Bible study.
Our intention is to develop an inductive method of study.
Though this method is effective in accomplishing many things in our study of the Bible, you are free to employ other methods like expository, topical, and exegetical, etc.
This method is simple to follow, but you will have to become disciplined in the method.
What is Inductive Bible Study Method?
What are the advantages of this method?
What type of study is this?
It is known, in short, as the OIIA
Before we study these 4 basic principles of the Inductive Bible Study Method in detail, we will look into the literary forms of the Bible.
Literary Forms of the Bible
The Bible is written in two literary forms:
1. Literal language – Plain language (language with subject, verb, and object. (80%)
Instructional and exhortive Forms (Epistles).
James, Jude and Some accounts of Jesus’ teachings
2. Figurative Language – Languages used with imagination and poetry (20%).
We have to deal differently with these forms
We will study in the coming lessons as to how to deal with each literary form.
1. Why Inductive Bible Study Method is simple and effective?
2. Learn the names of the books of the Old Testament and New Testament and identify their literary forms.
3. Memorize 2 Timothy 3:16