Inductive study for women who want to know God.
Across the Christ City Network we have a thriving Women’s Bible Study. When we launch Christ City Surrey, our women will have access to our excellent inductive studies, led by Kendra Gerbrandt.
Read Kendra’s article called “Why is reading the Bible so HARD?“, 8 reasons why we struggle to read God’s Word.
Why study the Bible?
Understanding God through his word is a basic requirement for growth in the Christian life. While there are many aspects of growing in our relationship with God, they are all based on the foundation of who he has revealed himself to be in the Bible.
What a gift that we have preachers and teachers who can help explain the Bible to us, and who help us to know God. But this good gift does not replace the need for individual Christians to be able to open up their Bibles and understand what they are reading.
Women who study God’s word will more and more become women who*:
- know their God (Jeremiah 9:23—24)
- know God’s will (Matthew 22:37-40)
- become Godly (2 Timothy 3:16)
- bear much fruit (2 Timothy 3:17)
- are able to resist temptation (Ephesians 6:17)
- have passion and endurance in prayer (1 John 5:14-15)
- have much joy (Psalm 119:162)
* Tim Challies reference
What is inductive Bible study?
Inductive Bible Study is a method that helps us study Scripture well. It helps to slow us down and notice what is written so that we can have a better understanding of what it says and what it means. There are three basic aspects of “investigating” any section of Scripture:
- Observation – what does it say
- Interpretation – what does it mean
- Application – what does that mean for us today
What will the weekly rhythm of Bible study look like?
There are two aspects of our weekly study rhythm:
- Slowing down and paying careful attention to what is written helps us notice what we are reading so we can understand it better.
WHOLE BIBLE CONNECTIONS
- Each passage has themes and references that connect it to other place in the Bible. It’s incredible to see how the whole Bible fits together. This will help us make interpretations and understand more clearly what the passage means when we come together.
- Knowledge of God and his Word should shape our minds, hearts, lives, and worship. Make time every week to allow the scripture you’ve studied to shape what you think and pray about.
Each week as we get together, we will:
- read the scripture
- discuss our observations of the passage in a small group
- hear live preaching to help us interpret what it means
- apply the passage to our lives through discussion and prayer in our small groups