Study Tip Tuesday, on Wednesday. I apologize for the delay.
Last week, we discussed the whos of a given passage. After answering all the ‘who’ questions in a passage, the next step is to move on to the ‘what’ questions. Especially when I’m teaching my kids, I make a point of asking what the verses say. Being able to answer the ‘what’ questions tells me whether or not they understood what they read. This past Sunday we studied Paul’s defense before King Agrippa. In Acts 26:4-5 what does Paul say about himself? (He was a strict Jew from his youth.) In verses 12-18 what happened? (Paul saw a vision of Jesus Christ on the way to Damascus and received a commission to preach.) What is the passage about? (Paul’s defense and story of his conversion)
You may be thinking ‘what’ point is there in asking these really simple questions? It forces you to slow down and examine the test and not just assume you know what it says.
You don’t have to stay with the easy questions. What ‘crime’ is Paul charged with? What are the main points of Paul’s defense? What changes did the gospel make in Paul’s life and purpose according to his own testimony? What changes has it made in yours?
Next week- I don’t know