Tuesday, January 15, 2013

5 DOING Questions to Ask as a Bible Study Leader

The associate pastor at my church, Northside Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, TN recently preached a sermon from James 1:22-24. I am grateful for his reminder to us as teachers of the importance of DOING versus just leading a group to hear what we have to say during Bible study. It is about leading them to become doers of the Word.

This is a parable I wrote a few years ago. May it serve as a reminder to you about teaching that leads to doing and not just hearing.

As you read the parable, consider the following questions:
  • Do you expect DOING or just "hearing" each week?
  • Have you become a commentary to your group or are they DOING Bible study on their own?
  • Is your group DOING self-examination as they study God's Word? Are you leading them to look at themselves through the mirror of God's Word?
  • When your group walks away, are they DOING anything with what they heard?
  • Is there spiritual, numerical, and relational evidence that your group is DOING something with what they hear?