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|1||study questions for john chapter5||John 5:1||Tamara Brewington||205453|
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Here are some techniques for you that are tried and true and are used by lay people, pastors, theologians, and are taught in numerous books.
1)Read the passage thoughtfully, read it repeatedly, read it at one sitting, read it over again.
2)Read the passage in another translation, read it out loud to hear it.
3)Read the passage patiently, read the whole thing, go back and read if for its parts for the fourth time.
4)Read the Bible selectively, who, what, where, when, why, what difference does it make.
5)Read the passage the fifth time and pray it through in its parts add libing a prayer as you go.
6)Read the passage a sixth time looking for words that connect the parts, assess the passage as being part of the book it is in and what the whole book is saying (a commentary will help with this), look at the historical setting this took place in.
7)Take the passage you have now read six times and in a notebook make observations starting from the beginning in a numbered list, make them into questions after you do this, go back and start asking questions you don't know the answer to yourself and study the passage to find the answeres and write the questions and answers down.
I don't mind walking you through this it is okay, you are having trouble and asked for help.
Let's start from the beginning, number ;
4)Who; Jesus, a lame man, the Pharisees, , what; healing a man, claim to deity, where; the Bethseda Pool, when; on the Sabbath, why; to incite the Pharisees by healing a man on the Sabbath and by making Himself equal to God, what difference does it make; Jesus has the power to heal us, Jesus is God and has 4 witnesses.
a)The crowd followed Jesus because He was doing miracles on the sick.
b)A man was there for 38 years who could not get into the water to get healed.
c)The Jews were angry because Jesus healed on the Sabbath.
c)The man did not know Jesus healed him.
e)The Jews were out to kill Jesus because He claimed to be equal to God.
f)Jesus spoke of the two resurrections.
g)There are 4 witnesses about who Jesus is.
Now it is your turn, take these observations I made for you and turn those into questions.
Now, go back on your own and come up with questions that you don't know the answers to and try to answer the questions using the information in the passage.
Now, go back and make some more observations that are obvious that I did not make, try to come up with ten of them, make these into questions.
Excersize for you, what events are pivotal to the story part of this passage which move the story from one part to the next.
Excersize for you, what words appear over and over in this passage, these words will show you something about the meaning of the text, make questions from these.
Now you have a whole lot of questions about this passage don't you?
A professor once had a smelly fish and laid it on a table in the lecture hall. He told his students to stand over the smelly fish and make observations and write them down. He did this for three days straight and his students came up with 600 observations altogether from one smelly fish.
I guaruntee you, if you take this same passage and do this excersize over and over and over, you will keep on coming up with more observations and more questions.
Bible study is an art, practice your strokes and you will get good at it!
Keep asking questions that you have dear.
God Bless You.
|2||study questions for john chapter5||John 5:1||stjohn||205456|
|Hi Tam: Good advice all of it, but what has helped me more then anything else, is praying and asking Him to show me. It works almost every time, and what I don't get, I'm content to know that I'm just not ready for. Ask seek and knock, and the door will be opened.
|3||study questions for john chapter5||John 5:1||Tamara Brewington||205459|
Good point John, good point!
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