Read a summary of the Inductive Bible Study Method or go directly to any of the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Observation
  3. Interpretation
  4. Application
  5. Conclusion

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Introduction

The Inductive Bible study method is applicable to every level from individual study, to leading a small group, to every level of Bible teaching from children’s Sunday School to the main message coming from the pulpit.

Its goal is to provide a framework by which you can hear God speaking through His Word and make personal application to your life. It’s how one becomes a doer of the Word and not just a listener. This brief introduction is essential to understanding Walk with the Word’s perspective and approach to providing Bible studies and related materials to all levels of ministry. There are many books and web sites devoted to this topic that will provide much more detail. This discussion is provided as an overview.

At its simplest, the Inductive method employs three basic techniques:

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