Inductive Bible Study Training Class week 2 of 10

This is the second week of the ten week Inductive Bible Study Training Class that I conducted at our church (  These videos were recorded from the first session of these classes starting back in January of 2015.  In this class, we take a little deeper dive into the Observation phase of the Inductive Bible Study method giving some practical examples showing the need to stay with the “what does it say” guideline.

This video was recorded on 1/14/2015.


 Topics Covered for Week 2:

  • Homework review
  • Studying vs. reading
  • Guarding against interpreting to early
  • Key words and Themes
  • Warning against taking scripture out of context


Homework Assignment for Week 2:

Read Philippians chapter 2 and do the Observation steps.  NOTE: only do the Observation steps for chapter 2 – DO NOT go outside of chapter 1 while working on this assignment.  Feel free to use the Observation Quick Tips (see resources)

NOTE: If you finish the homework for week 2 and you wish to go back and fine tune your observation steps for chapter 1, feel free to do so, but only after you finish week 2’s homework first.


Resources for Week 2:

  1. Appendix 2: Pastor Xavier Ries’ Inductive Bible Study Method (you can get it from Calvary Chapel of Pasadena’s website):
  2. Observation Quick Tips (a reference tool I created to help people get ideas during the observations steps):

Please leave a comment or question and I will try to respond a.s.a.p.
– Michael

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