I’m always on the lookout for ways to promote study and application of God’s Word. I believe we need to move our western romance with information or knowledge on toward speedy obedience when it comes to us and the Bible. Please don’t hear me saying that I am against education. I just think we get inoculated against the power of God’s Word to change our lives when we become dependent on a “studied person” as opposed to seeing every person empowered to open the Scripture and experience the shaping work of the Holy Spirit. Here is a way to do that.
If you are using a narrative passage of Scripture have someone prepared ahead of time to tell the story. Then have someone read the text. Then make your way, one question at a time through the following questions: SPECKA
S is there any SIN to confess or avoid in this passage?
P is there any PROMISE to claim?
E is there any good EXAMPLE to follow or bad EXAMPLE to avoid?
C is there a direct COMMAND to obey?
K is there any KNOWLEDGE about who God is or how He works?
A what is the APPLICATION?
1st. What are the general APPLICATIONS from this passage?
2nd. What are your personal APPLICATIONS from this passage?
Enjoy. And if any of you do this by yourself or with a group of friends please give me feed-back on how it went.