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What is Inductive Bible Study? What is Precept?

Precept is a ministry that teaches classes and workshops, and publishes books, videos, and other materials for Inductive Bible Study. You may have heard of Kay Arthur? She’s one of the founders and main teachers at Precept.

Inductive Bible Study is a method of studying that teaches you to study for yourself by using the biblical text as your main focus. With practice, you really can learn techniques for studying the Bible that you can use on your own anytime, anywhere, for any book or passage in the Bible.

There are three steps to Inductive Bible Study:

  1. Observation (What does it say?)
  2. Interpretation (What does it mean?), and
  3. Application (How does this meaning apply to my life?)

That’s a broad description of the method; there are a variety of techniques along the way. The reason I am such a believer in it is Continue reading