Three Step Process to Writing a Chain Reference Bible Study
Step 1: Pick any Bible verse that interests you.
John 3:16, read and discuss in a group.
Step 2: Look in the center column for a cross reference to the above verse.
Romans 5:8, read and discuss in a group.
Step 3: Continue the process until time expires. For example, a Bible study is from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Begin to wrap it up around 8:45 P.M. so that your guests may have an opportunity to give final thoughts or questions.
John 15:13, final verse of the study for the night.
This chain reference concludes goes from John 15:13 to I John 3:16 and circling back to John 3:16 where it started.
Pay particular attention to the books of the Bible that your chain takes you to, for example dose a verse take you to the Old Testament from the New Testament; this would be good to recognize.
Note: it may be a good ideal to pick a passage where there are a lot of center column references so that you limit the number of dead end trails. If you reach a dead end trail simply start a new chain reference.
Always leave room for the Holy Spirit to enter the Bible study.
Try not to limit yourself to any rules as this study is designed to allow individuals with no time or limited time to prepare for a lesson on the spot, with no preparation time. Just open your bible and go. You can read verses or the entire chapter; your focus can be broad or narrow. It’s your study – enjoy-and remember II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
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