The Book of John
Life Changes Series by NavPress
We discussed How To Use This Study. You want to get the most from your study and grow in your relationship with God. Start each lesson with Prayer and end each lesson with Prayer
Here are a few Study tips you may find helpful:
Objectives: This is what you should gain from the Study.. all found on page 5
- A firm foundation of understanding and a desire to continue the study
- To teach you how to study a Book of the Bible
- To provide historical background, word definitions and notes, so you only need the Bible
- To help you understand the message of the book
- To teach you to allow God’s Word to transform you into Christ’s image
Flexibility: Be of open heart, mind and spirit when you study God’s word, let Him reveal what he wants to teach you. Every-time you sit with Him he will reveal more and more of Himself.
More details on page 5 for using the Optional application, For thoughts and Discussion and For Further Study areas of the book to gain more insight into your study.
Overview and Details: Ask yourself “Why did the author (and God) write the book? What did they want to accomplish? What is the book about?
Each lesson will take you through chapters, sections and versus of the Book.
Study Aids: This Book is designed so you really only need the Bible as your reference source. Be careful where you get sources, references, commentary and concordance from, make sure that it stays focused on God’s word in the Bible.
Here are a few references: Biblos.com, Matthew Henry Commentary or Wycliffe Commentary and Strong Concordance by James Strong and the Bible Gateway www.biblegateway.com and @biblegatewayapp.
Scripture Versions: The Bible quotations are from the NIV ( New International Version) unless otherwise noted. Other versions used are KJV( King James Version), RSV (Revised Standard Version) and NASB (New American Standard Bible) Although there are many other Bible versions, these will give you most from your study.
Memorizing and Meditating: We all learn differently, some by talking through it, some have to write it down and some need to read it, however you learn is fine, this is about your relationship with God.
Above anything else, start your Study with Prayer, asking God to center your spirit to focus on Him to get the most from this study. And end it with Prayer thanking Him for revealing Himself to you. Have fun and enjoy the fellowship with your group
Reference sources: Life Changes Series: John- navpress 1998, 2010.