Topical Bible Study – a deeper path into God’s word
I’ve been writing about Quiet Time tips because you need to be leading yourself spiritually before you’ll be able to lead your family spiritually.
It’s the logical first step.
So check out the series to find a plan that fits you… and get started. There’s no time to lose!
Topical Bible study methods have been around…
…for as long s the scriptures have been compiled into one book.
It’s an in-depth way of discovering what the scriptures say about any subject…
The Bible contains wisdom about these subjects and thousand more.
If you are looking for an in-depth way of studying a specific subject, the topical bible study method is for you.
BENEFITS OF TOPICAL BIBLE STUDY
- You’ll gain a very comprehensive knowledge of a specific biblical topic.
- You’ll become familiar with a large portion of scripture, in bite-sized pieces.
TOOLS YOU’LL NEED
- An Exhaustive Concordance for your Bible version or
- Decent Bible Software (E-sword is a good one, and it’s free)
- A notebook or journal
HOW TO DO THE TOPICAL BIBLE STUDY METHOD
- Choose your topic.
- Look up the topic in your concordance or with Bible software (a concordance in the back of a study Bible will only give you the most important verses where the subject is addressed. To find every instance of a subject, you’ll need to use an Exhaustive Concordance or Bible software).
- In your Bible, look up the first verse you find about the subject. Read it. Seek to understand the situation and verses surrounding it. Finally, what is being said about your topic? Write down what you discover.
- Move on to the next verse in your list and do the same.
- Continue through the list.
- As you go, you might find it helpful to categorize the ways the topic is spoken of, so that you can keep them separated in your mind.
The topical method can’t be finished in one sitting. Depending on what subject you choose and how much time you devote to it in a given day, it could take a very long time.
But the insights and wisdom you’ll gain are well worth the effort.
Have you ever done a topical Bible study? Tell me your experience in the comments below…
This post is reworked from my book, “RECHARGE“by