LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. As a group, name some of the common misconceptions and misuses of the Bible.
  2. How have you used the Bible more like a crystal ball or magic book instead of for its primary purpose?
  3. Practice doing the Triple A’s (Ask, Analyze, Apply) together on Acts 17:10-12.
  4. Pray for each other based on how each of you applied what you learned in Acts 17:10-12 using the SPACE acronym.

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“How does the Holy Spirit help me understand the Bible?”

John 16:13; 14:26

The Holy Spirit inspired, illuminates and helps us interpret the Bible.

1. Ask     (What does it say?)

        a. Ask the Holy Spirit for help

        b. Ask the questions:

                Who, What, Where, When, Why, How?

                What is the Context? Are there Contrasts?

2. Analyze     (What does it mean?)

        a. Analyze the text

                Pray it

                Ponder it

                Picture it

                Paraphrase it

                Primary point/principle

        b. Let the text analyze you

3. Apply (How should I respond?)

        Make SPACE for the Spirit to work in your life. Is there a:

                Sin I need to confess

                Promise for me to claim

                Attitude I need to change

                Command I need to obey

                Example for me to follow

Read and study your Bible in conversation with the One who authored it.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Connected to God through the Word and Prayer/Loving God