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Tes | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 30 2010 2:48 PM

I would like to learn from your experience in leading Bible study group.I am not limited with the quetion ,I am ready to learn what ever you want to say with participents ,the study and so on.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 5:14 PM

Tes:

I would like to learn from your experience in leading Bible study group.I am not limited with the quetion ,I am ready to learn what ever you want to say with participents ,the study and so on.

Here's my latest study on Colossians 3:1-4, for an adult Bible study group (I like to walk, not run, through the Scriptures). I'm putting it in PDF so you can see what others see. I usually ask about 20 questions, the rest is discussion and input from my studies.

Question 1 is an opening general question that just moves us into the general area of our study.

Question 2 invites people to look at the text with curiosity and share that curiosity. Sometimes they see something I missed. I love that!

Question 3 is a review question that puts our study in the context of the previous study we had together.

The next set of questions are ways of getting at the message in the text.

The last question gives an opportunity for folks to share what works, or best practices with each other on the spiritual discipline of keeping our minds on things above.

0878.Colossians 3a.pdf

BTW, I use Logos to answer all those questions for myself before I dare ask them in class!

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Doug | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 5:48 PM

That's good stuff Richard.  Looks like you're leading them into a discovery process rather than cramming stuff down their throats.  I like that.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 6:29 PM

Tes,

I write a lesson plan for our adult and teen Sunday Morning Bible Study leaders each week. Attached is a recent example. It includes background information for the leaders, lesson objectives, an outline, and then some teaching suggestions for the passage.Our teachers use this as an aid to their own preparation to lead their groups on Sunday mornings.

This particular approach varies from what I use mid-week for adult Bible study which tends to much more discussion oriented. I do introduce the topic or passage, use some lecture for background, historical information, word studies, and other such stuff, but I attempt to get adults into the scripture, interacting with it and applying it through questions and activities I plan or think of on the spur of the moment. I usually have a white board or overhead projector to use during the mid-week time (I don't like PowerPoint for this because that approach is too programmed and too teacher centered).

6557.2 Corinthians 1-2 Lesson.pdf

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 30 2010 11:08 PM

Richard DeRuiter:
Question 1 is an opening general question that just moves us into the general area of our study.

Hi Richard,it's wounderful I am very glad the way you have presented it ,you let them first see themselves by pointing them to observe  the text by asking them to answer what is obvious ,I love that ,because I see some they start with interpetation and,I am very amazed how deep you have gone through it.Thank you Richard I wish If I could have contact with you,and learn more.

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 31 2010 2:26 AM

Thanks Mark and Richard for sharing. Mark a lot of work must have gone into making your lesson!

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 31 2010 10:12 AM

Mark A. Smith:
I write a lesson plan for our adult and teen Sunday Morning Bible Study leaders each week. Attached is a recent example. It includes background information for the leaders, lesson objectives, an outline, and then some teaching suggestions for the passage.Our teachers use this as an aid to their own preparation to lead their groups on Sunday mornings

Thank you Mark It is deep study,because I had to go to the church today early in the morning I had no time,I have enoyed it ,I need to read it again as well.

God bless you.

Blessings in Christ.

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frank canterberry | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 24 2022 3:42 PM

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 24 2022 4:03 PM

Thank you Precious brothers and sisters for the precious time we had together in learning one another.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 28 2022 6:31 PM

Mark Smith:
adult Bible study which tends to much more discussion oriented. I do introduce the topic or passage, use some lecture for background, historical information, word studies, and other such stuff, but I attempt to get adults into the scripture, interacting with it and applying it through questions and activities I plan or think of on the spur of the moment. ... (I don't like PowerPoint for this because that approach is too programmed and too teacher centered).

Except for "activities" that is also my approach to Adult bible study. If I "wing" a study of a bible book, I have a commentary linked to the bible (in Logos) for difficult passages. But some of the best discussion occurs after a passage has been read and I blurt out "I've no idea what that means"!

We start Hebrews this week but I will prepare using Notes in the Clippings tool.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 28 2022 11:37 PM

I consider that one teaches to be first putting to use what you learn like Ezra did. If you aren't going to do that, you aren't really learning anything worth teaching. 

That, in a nutshell, is probably the thing that most needs to be done before you can do a Bible study that matters. Paul seemed to breathe out into words what He first lived out even if it was in a lousy dark jail cell.

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 29 2022 12:48 AM

Tes:

I would like to learn from your experience in leading Bible study group.I am not limited with the quetion ,I am ready to learn what ever you want to say with participents ,the study and so on.

Hi Tes

Here's an example you could use to take a small group through the Book of Acts, to see what gospel the apostles were proclaiming: 
https://allenbrowne.blog/2020/04/06/the-apostles-gospel/ 

Hope that helps.

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 29 2022 8:13 AM

Tes, I rely heavily on Logos Bible Software. I use a few of my favorite commentaries to develop an understanding of the key points of the passage and provide my general outline for the lesson. I flavor my understanding with tidbits from my Bible Background resources and sprinkle in excerpts from my Bible Dictionary resources. I use many of the questions I find in Adult Questions for LESSONmaker to help me know when to break from lecture to discussion. Finally I write the Introduction, Conclusion and prayer. I want each adult student to leave not just saying "I learned something," but "I need to do something differently." 

Thanks for asking.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 29 2022 8:38 AM

Mark Smith:
Attached is a recent example

Mark's practice of clearly identifying the application he desires in students is GOLD!

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 31 2022 3:26 AM

Allen Browne:

Tes:

I would like to learn from your experience in leading Bible study group.I am not limited with the quetion ,I am ready to learn what ever you want to say with participents ,the study and so on.

Hi Tes

Here's an example you could use to take a small group through the Book of Acts, to see what gospel the apostles were proclaiming: 
https://allenbrowne.blog/2020/04/06/the-apostles-gospel/ 

Hope that helps.

Thank you Allen and everyone you have contributed to saw a seed in my life.

Blessings in Christ.

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 5 2022 4:10 PM

Tes:

Remember I am not an expert, I am at a less than amateur level. Yet, you come across to me as someone that not only wants to have positive effect in people's lives, but also in the culture at large. Having said that consider:

Some people say there are seven main areas of influence in our modern culture:

Then people have dreams some personal some pious (God given). There are also gift of the Spirit: teaching, communicating, coordinating, etc.

Maybe you could get your small group to think ahead of time on some of the things above before coming to the meeting.

Most of the time, people's dreams are a bit mismatched with God's dreams for an area (of the seven above) in a particular region.

But that is where small group dynamics come into play: by discussing and exploring problems and opportunities, desired state of affairs and gifts, sometimes relatively safe and simple initiatives can be identified that can help produce some successful outcomes in the different areas.

I did some basic search using  L9 in a quick activism collection, and many good resources came up giving tons of ideas, references, clarifying issues, etc.

opportunities for key initiatives for the young are very different for the ones available for us old timers (not old), but is interesting to explore.

The final idea is to have people identify:

key problems / opportunities

their gifts / talents

the way they can organize to tackle some good possible initiatives in group, assigning key tasks according to gifts / experience.

Hopefully this will help them search in the Bible for guidance and examples, will allow them to try and see if their perceived gifts are indeed so, and would allow to make positive contribution to culture by tackling a particular area in a small scale "safe" way that will allow them to get experience and begin to develop a discerning and wise way to go about doing good and bringing persons close to God with cords of love.

Just a different angle for further study, reflection and constructive comment.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 6 2022 12:38 AM

Thank you Hamilton for the deep idea und useful advice.

Blessings in Christ.

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