Jeremiah & Lamentations: How to Get the Most Out of Bible StudyJeremiah & Lamentations
Jeremiah & Lamentations: How to Get the Most Out of This Study
The most engaging, interesting, and profitable Bible class that you will ever attend is the one in which you invest the most preparation and prayer. Guaranteed.
When you approach Scripture personally and directly, with an open mind, in its own context, wanting to discover its truths, you will be amazed at the growth of your faith, knowledge, and confidence. Rather than relying first on what someone else says, or forcing a preconceived conclusion on the text, you will mine for gold yourself and become infinitely rich.
This may be especially true regarding Jeremiah and Lamentations, because we may not be as familiar with these two books. What an exciting opportunity! The less we know about any part of God’s Word, the more there may be in it for us to come to understand for the first time!
So, to prepare for our first class this Sunday, March 7, at 9:00 a.m., carefully read Jeremiah 1.
Now take pen and paper or any device with which you can take notes.
As you observe what is in Jeremiah 1, break the chapter into paragraphs, wherever you see transition points.
Next ask questions like who, what, where, when, why, and how.
Write down key words.
See how each event or teaching might build on what precedes it or lead to what follows it.
What would you emphasize if you were teaching this chapter?
What questions would you like to have answered?
What would you like to study further?
Make yourself an outline of the chapter.
Give a title to each section and to the chapter as a whole.
For starters from Jeremiah 1:
Conception and the Sanctity of Life
Our Inadequacy and God’s Empowerment
“Gird up your loins.”
Email what you have discovered, and what you want to ask, to Solid.Faith@outlook.com.
See you Sunday!
Written by Cory Collins
Cory Collins is a Bible teacher and a minister of the gospel. He serves with Keller church of Christ in Keller, Texas. He and his wife, Tanya, have been married since 1977. They have two children and two grandchildren.