Bible Study Worksheet
beginning and ask for the guidance & help of the Holy Spirit in
understanding God’ word
Who? Who is involved?
Who wrote it? To whom was it written? What do you know about each of
these people? What is their cultural background?
What? What happened?
What are the key words or phrases? What is the purpose of writing?
What doctrines are involved? What is the theme? Outline the text.
What are the comparisons? What are the contrasts? What are the
Where? Where did it
take place? Where was it written? What is the geographical background
When? When was it
written? When was it received? What were the events surrounding the
writing, reading or subject of the text?
Why? Why was it
written? Why did the events happen?
How? How effective is
the writing? How did it affect those involved?
What is the author
trying to communicate? Interpret in view of scripture. Word studies
in Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek. Check a concordance of words. Check
cross references. Review commentaries (Last step)
Is there a new command
Did I learn something
new about God/Jesus?
Is there an example to
Is there a challenge to
Is there a sin to
Is there an action to
Is there something to
Is there a promise to
Is there a difficulty
Is there a portion to
What do I need to do