The following four questions will help any Bible learner or leader to properly understand any passage of Scripture. We can use these questions as a guide for what we write in our journals or for what we prepare in our time of teaching others.
These four questions can also be used for every group study to help the group learn together and to make it easy for anyone to lead a small group study. All a leader or facilitator has to do is designate the section of Scripture to be read aloud that day and then ask the following four questions for the group to discuss together.
1. What can we praise or thank God for from this particular reading?
2. What is the original author trying to communicate to his original audience?
3. What timeless and transcendent truth does this passage teach all readers?
4. How is this relevant to my own life and how is the Spirit leading me to respond?