Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Digging Deep: Homiletic Method {Part II}

The first part of the homiletic method is to choose which portion of Scripture you are going to study. If this is your first time doing a deep study you might want to pick a shorter book of the New Testament such as one of Paul's letter's, I Peter, or I John and go through it chapter by chapter, verse by verse. For the past year, I've been going through what I call "power chapters" of the Bible - chapters I consider extra powerful in their explanations of the gospel or in their descriptions of Christ {ex: Romans 8, Ephesians 1, Isaiah 53, Ezekiel 36}.

It's recommended that you study each chapter in chunks of approximately ten verses. I try to stick to ten verses but sometimes it's easier to do shorter or longer sections, depending on the length of the chapter.


I am going to start with an example from John 16, which is the passage I went through when I first learned this method. After we go through this ten verse section step by step, I'll then go through a chapter of the Bible I've gone through this year and show you how I've customized the method a bit.

Since I don't want this post to get too long, tomorrow I will be back with a verse by verse study of John 16:5-15. Get your Bibles ready!

Read the rest of the Digging Deep series here...

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