Inductive Bible Studies
Equipping you to study the Bible on your own.
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me" John 5:39
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Studying the Bible on Your Own
Bible Studies in English
Old Testament Book Studies
Old Testament Book Studies
Study 1. God Our Creator: The Seven Days of creation. Genesis 1:1 - 2:3
Study 2. Man in Paradise - The Early Earth: Additional details of creation. Genesis 2:4-17
Study 3. Paradise Perfected! Marriage the way God created it. Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25
Study 4. Temptation - Paradise Infiltrated. Satan's successful temptation of Eve and Adam. Genesis 3:1-7
Study 5. The First Sin - It's Consequences and God's Judgment. The curse on Satan, Eve, and Adam. Genesis 3:7-24
Study 6. The Spread of Sin. Cain's murder of Abel; the spread of the secular progressive society of Cain. Genesis 4:1-26
Study 7A. The Decay of Sin, Part 1. Through death. Genesis 5:1-32
Study 7B. The Decay of Sin, Part 2. Through the decay of Society. Genesis 6:1-22
Study 8. Saved from Judgment. God saves Noah's family from the catastrophic judgment of the universal flood. Genesis 7:1-24
The Chronology of Noah's Flood (PDF file). Based on Genesis 7:1-8:19
Study 9. Surviving Judgment. The abatement of the Flood. Noah and the animals disembark. Genesis 8:1-22
Study 10. The Command to Spread and the Dark Tower. Genesis 9:1-18; 11:1-9
Study 11. God's Plan to Save the World through Abraham. Genesis 12:1-7; Hebrews 11:6-10
Study 12. God Makes a Covenant with Abraham. Genesis 13:14-17; 15:1-22
Study 13. The Danger of Doing Things My Way Instead of God's Way: The Birth of Ishmael as a Human Device to Acquire God's Blessing. Gen. 16
Study 14. God Requires Circumcision as a Sign of Participating in His Covenant. Genesis 17
Study 15. Mercy in Judgment. The judgment on Sodom and Gomorrha and the sad story of Lot. HTML file Genesis 18:16 - 19:38.
Study 15B. Angelic Visitors. PDFfile. Genesis 18:1-19:38; 2 Peter 2:4-10
Study 16. The Failure of Fear. Abraham's failure, again, to trust God with respect to his beautiful wife, Sarah. Genesis 20:1-18
Study 16. The Failure of Fear, Key. Abraham's failure, again, to trust God with respect to his beautiful wife, Sarah. Genesis 20:1-18
Study 17. The Miraculous Birth of Isaac.Genesis 21:1-21
Study 18. The Substitute Sacrifice. Gen. 22
Study 19. Abraham Finds a Godly Wife for His Son Isaac. Gen. 24
Study 20. Who Gets the Blessing? Gen. 25-27
Study 21. The Growth of Jacob's Family. Gen. 28-30
Study 22. Joseph Sold Into Slavery in Egypt. Gen. 37; Gen. 39-41
Study 23. Joseph and His Brothers Are Reconciled. Gen. 42-45
Study 24. Israel Escapes from Egypt. Gen. 45:1-Exod. 14:31
"Yahweh is Salvation"
Isaiah 11:1-16. The Reign of the Messiah.
New Testament Book Studies
Luke 10:25-37. The Good Samaritan. "Who is my neighbor?"
Luke 19:1-10. Jesus and the Misfit from Jericho.
Romans - God's Good News About Righteousness
Romans 1:1-17. Study 1. INTRODUCTION: The Writer, the Readers, and the Good News
CONDEMNATION: The Unveiling of God's Wrath Against Man's Unrighteousness.
Romans 1:18 - 3:20
Romans 1:18-32. Study 2. The Condemnation of the Gentiles.
Romans 2:1-16. Study 3. The Condemnation of Moralists.
Romans 2:17-3:8 Study 4. The Condemnation of Jewish People.
Romans 3:8-20 Study 5. The Condemnation of All Men.
JUSTIFICATION: The Declaration of Righteousness through Faith.
Romans 3:21 - 5:21
Romans 3:21-31 Study 6. God's Righteous Provision of Righteousness Apart from Law.
Romans 4:1-12 Study 7. Abraham, Illustration of Righteousness Declared Because of Faith. (Part 1)
Romans 4:13-25 Study 8. Abraham, Illustration of Righteousness Declared Because of Faith. (Part 2)
Romans 5:1-11 Study 9. The Incredible Benefits of Declared Righteousness.
Romans 5:12-21 Study 10. The Success of Declared Righteousness
SANCTIFICATION: The Out-working of Righteousness in the Believer's Experience.
Romans 6:1 - 8:39
Romans 6:1-14 Study 11. The Necessity of Sanctification. Part 1: Should believers continue to sin to attract God's grace?
Romans 6:15-23 Study 12. The Necessity of Sanctification. Part 2: Should believers commit acts of sin in view of their freedom from Law?
Romans 7:1-13 Study 13. The Futility of Sanctification Apart from Law. Part 1: The believer has been freed from the Law, but the Law is still Good.
Romans 7:14-25 Study 14. The Futility of Sanctification Apart from Law. Part 2: The impossibility of becoming more holy by trying to keep the Law.
Romans 8:1-17 Study 15. The Empowerment for Sanctification by Means of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:18-39 Study 16. The Importance of Hope in the Believer's Sanctification.
VINDICATION: The Defending of God's Righteousness in Setting Aside National Israel to Save the Nations.
Romans 9:1 - 11:36
Romans 9:1-29 Study 17. God's Righteousness in Election: The Defense of God's Righteousness in His Choosing of Some to be Saved.
Romans 9:30-10:21 Study 18. Israel's Failure to Attain the Righteousness of God.
Romans 11:1-36 Study 19. Praising God's Mercy in Saving Gentiles Now and Israelis Later.
TRANSFORMATION: The Application of Righteousness in Specific Areas
Romans 12:1 - 15:13
Romans 12:1-21 Study 20. The Application of God's Righteousness to the Believer's Daily Conduct.
Romans 13:1-14 Study 21. The Application of God's Righteousness in the Believer's Relationship to the State.
Romans 14:1-15:13 Studies 22-24. The Application of God's Righteousness in Relation to Debatable Matters (Each study is listed below.)
Romans 14:1-13a Study 22. Part 1. The Principle of Non-Judgmental Acceptance.
Romans 14:13b-23 Study 23. Part 2. The Principle of Not Being a Stumbling Block.
Romans 15:1-13 Study 24. Part 3. The Principle of Living for Others (15:1-6) and The Principle of Gentile and Jew Accepting One Another (15:7-13)
INFORMATION: Paul, the Model of Righteousness
Romans 15:14 - 16:27
Romans 15:14-33 Study 25. Part 1. Present Letter and Future Visit
Colossians 1:1-8. Study 1. Six Great Characteristics of the Christian Life
Colossians 1:9-14. Study 2. A Powerful Prayer
Colossians 1:15-23. Study 3. Jesus Christ, the Number One Person in the Universe
Colossians 1:24-29. Study 4. An Exciting Ministry!
Colossians 2:1-15. Study 5. The Importance of Christ!
Colossians 2:16-23. Study 6. Avoiding Three Pitfalls That Would Divert Us from Christ.
Colossians 3:1-7. Study 7. How to be Victorious as a Christian (Part 1)
Colossians 3:8-17. Study 8. How to be Victorious as a Christian (Part 2)
Colossians 3:18-4:6. Study 9. The Lordship of Christ in Relationships
Colossians 4:7-19. Study 10. Paul's Concluding Personal Remarks to the Colossians
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Study 1. A Good Foundation
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12. Study 2. A Good Ministry
1 Thessalonians 2:13-20. Study 3. A Proper Acceptance of God's Word
1 Thessalonians 3:1-13. Study 4. Teamwork in Ministry
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12. Study 5. Behavioral Imperatives
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Study 6. Good News about Dead Christians!
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. Study 7. The Christian and "The Day of the Lord"
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28. Study 8. Instructions, Exhortations, Prayer, and Farewell
Revelation 1:1-8 Study 1. Preface to the Book of Revelation
Revelation 1:9-20 Study 2. A Supernatural Being Appears to John
Revelation 2:1-3:22 Study 3. Letters to the Seven Churches
Revelation 4:1-11 Study 4. The Scene in Heaven (Part 1)
Revelation 5:1-14 Study 5. The Scene in Heaven (Part 2)
Revelation 6:1-17 Study 6. The Lamb Breaks Six Seals
Revelation 7:1-17 Study 7. Five Angels; 144,000 Israelis; The Great International Multitude of Tribulation Saints
Revelation 8:1-13 Study 8. The Breaking of the Seventh Seal; The Sounding of Four Trumpets
Revelation 9:1-21 Study 9. The Blowing of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets
Revelation 10:1-11 Study 10. The Strong Angel
Revelation 11:1-19 Study 11. The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet
Revelation 12:1-17 Study 12. Satan's Opposition to God. Part 1: Two Signs in Heaven - The Woman and the Dragon
Revelation 13:1-18 Study 13. Satan's Opposition to God. Part 2: The Beasts Arising from the Sea and the Earth
Revelation 14:1-20 Study 14. A Song, Angelic Messages, and a Bloody Harvest
Revelation 15:1-8 Study 15. Seven Angels with Seven Bowls of God's Wrath, Part 1
Revelation 16:1-21 Study 16. Seven Angels with Seven Bowls of God's Wrath Poured Out, Part 2
Revelation 17:1-18 Study 17. The Destruction of Babylon, the Great Prostitute, Part 1
Revelation 18:1-24 Study 18. The Destruction of Babylon, the Great Prostitute, Part 2
Revelation 19:1-21 Study 19. The Second Coming of Christ
Revelation 20:1-6 Study 20. The Millennial Reign of Christ
Revelation 20:7-10 Study 21. The Final Revolt
Revelation 20:11-15 Study 22. The Great White Throne Judgment
Revelation 21:1-8 Study 23. The New World Order
Revelation 21:9-17 Study 24. New Jerusalem, Part 1
Revelation 21:18-22:5 Study 25. New Jerusalem, Part 2
Revelation 22:6-21 Study 26. Epilogue
Doctrinal Bible Studies
A Study of Angels
Study 1: What Do We Learn about Angels from Genesis 18:1 - 19:29?
Study 2: What Do We Learn about Seraphim from Isaiah 6:1-13?
Study 3: Cherubim in the Pentateuch and Books of History. Genesis to 2 Chronicles
Study 4: Cherubim in the Psalms and Prophets. Psalms, Isaiah, Ezekiel
Study 5: Cherubim in Ezekiel, Part 2. Ezekiel 8:1-11:25
Study 6. Miscellaneous Facts about Angels. Various Scriptures. Topical Study
Study 7. The Angel of the LORD. Various Scriptures. Topical Study
A Study of the Church
Study 2: Can I Go to Church on TV? (What is a local church?) Key to Study 2
A Study of Jesus Christ
Study 1: Important Topics in Living the Christian Life.
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
The Coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ on Earth
The Coming Judgment (John 5:21-30; Revelation 20:11-15; John 3:16-18; 5:24)
End-Time Events: Resurrection; Reign; Dissolution; Recreation.
Topical Bible Studies
Why Jesus Asks Us To Be Baptized. Bible Study.
Marriage Bible Study #1. Creation and Its Implications. Genesis 1:1-2:3.
Marriage Bible Study #2. Design for Marriage; The Bible and Divorce. Genesis 2:14-25; Matthew 19:3-12; Malachi 2:13-16.
Marriage Bible Study #3. Temptation, Sin, and Consequences. Genesis 3:1-24
Marrriage Bible Study #4. Instructions for Wives and Husbands. Ephesians 5:22-33
Principles on Giving from 2 Corinthians 8 - 9. An inductive Bible Study. (2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15)
Temptation (Genesis 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 5:12, 14; 1 Timothy 2:14; 1 John 2:15-17; Revelation 12:9)
(Scripture quotations, unless other-wise indicated, and Bible Study questions are based upon the NASB.)
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Updated August 27, 2021