Topical Bible Study Lesson on
Example – Lesson EL002– Small Group Bible Study on Eternal Security
Look up the following Scriptures. When reading these verses
ask yourself the following questions:
- Who is talking/writing?
- Who is the audience?
- What do these verses have to say about our main topic?
John 1:8, 10
Read the following article that relates to our topical Bible
Is Obedience Optional?
by Bob Wilkin
In one sense the
question, "Is obedience optional," is merely a variation
of the question Paul asks in Rom 6:1, "Shall we continue
in sin that grace may abound?" It is a question I have heard
often. Of course, we should not be surprised when people who do
not believe in eternal security ask this question. According to
such people, good works are necessary to gain and maintain one's
salvation. If one's obedience falls below some vague standard,
then salvation is lost unless and until the person confesses and
repents and gets back on track. Read
For Optimal Learning and Comprehension, Print the article and grab
you read the article, highlight the sentences, statements or paragraphs
that you find most profound, confusing, revolutionary, fundamental
or inspiring. Mark each highlight with the reason you choose
it. Use the corresponding word or letter. P
= Profound , C = Confusing , R
= Revolutionary , F = Fundamental
, I = Inspiring.
you have done this for the entire article, force yourself to narrow
your favorite sentences, statements or paragraphs down to your
top 5. Then top 3. Then 1. This will prepare you for in-depth
only will this technique improve overall reading comprehension,
but will act as a discussion outline for your small group. This
method also provides a jump start if you choose to do a written
summary of the article.
Answer the following questions after reading the article above:
- Do you agree with the basic premise
of the article? Why or why not?
- What was your favorite verse quoted
in the article and why?
- List five keywords that would
describe what this article is about.
- Give a real life example that
illustrates the main point of this article.
- Do you think the subject is widely
understood among Christians today? Elaborate.
- In what ways does this article
resonate with you personally?
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