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How to read the Bible inductively?
1. Setting the context: “ABCs”
Author & Audience
Background — Period & culture?
Context — what comes before and after it?
2. What does the passage say? (Observation)
Read and reread the passage.
Who? What happened? What was taught? When? Where? How? Why?
Mark key words, repeated words or phrases, and commands.
3. What does it mean? (Interpretation)
What is the author’s intent in this passage? What is one principle or lesson the writer/God was trying to communicate? - saying to the people of his day?
Look at other related scriptures
Use Bible study aids to get a clearer meaning of the passage as needed.
4. How does the principle apply to one specific area of my life? (Application)
What is the Holy Spirit saying to me in this passage? Ask Him.
What is one way I can apply the heart of this passage to my life?
What will I do differently because of what I’ve learned?
Refer to the slides on Bible Engagement below (shared by Dr Lawson Murray during the Dive Deep into Bible Engagement Seminar on 10 Mar 2018)
Walk Thru the Old Testament Motions (2019)
Declaring the Word of God (2015/6)
Members from SSMC taking turns (in individual 290 x 20mins time slots) to read aloud the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation non-stop for 86 continuous hours, from midnight 28 Dec midnight to 3 Dec @ 4am closing the year in 2015 and ushering in 2016.
2 Timothy 4:13
Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching