Leading a Bible Study 


1) Context 

  • Who said it? Who is talking?

  • Is it a letter? Story? Etc...

  • What happens before and after this passage?

  • Where are they?


2) Content

  • What’s happening?

  • What language is used?

  • What imagery is used? What are the images conveying?


3) Communication

  • What does the passage say about...

    o  Jesus/God

    o  The World

    o  Ourselves

  • What is the mood?

  • What are the key words repeated?


4) Consequences

  • What difference does this passage make to your life?

  • How can you live the passage out in real life? 

Sami Watts - Leaders Weekend 2010