Sunday, February 12, 2012

Six Helpful Words

Mrs. Beaver:

For the past few weeks, Mr. Beaver has been using our evening Bible time to teach us how to get more out of our individual daily reading. He's adapted material from a book by Howard Hendricks called Living by the Book, which he first read about a decade ago. He'd tell you the book significantly altered his relationship with the Lord by increasing his ability to understand and apply God's word to his life.

On Friday he taught the kids that when reading a passage something as simple as asking six questions can significantly improve your grasp. To help the kids remember the questions, he had them write the six words on their hands. They are:
  • Who? (Who is involved in the passage?)
  • What? (What's happening in the narrative?)
  • When? (When is the narrative happening? Time of day, year? Historical timing?)
  • Where? (Location of narrative?)
  • Why? (Why do you think God included this passage in the Bible?)
  • Wherefore? (How might this apply to my life?)
Give it a try! I think you'll be amazed how these simple questions can enrich your time in the word!


Jason M. said...

That is so cool! We do our Bible study using those same questions (plus an extra 1 or 2). We started last January, and do a chapter a day, starting with Genesis 1. We all go through those questions individually during the day and discuss as a family at night. Already in year 2, and still in 2 Chronicles, but it has been so beneficial. It's amazing how many applications you can pull out of the must unusual passages. :)

EricaAnn said...

Awesome!! I still have to figure out how to apply this to the first few chapters of 1 Chronicles...but in all, I think it's a great idea!!