Inductive Bible Study

What is Inductive Bible Study?

Precept Ministries establishes people in God's Word using Inductive Bible Study.

"Inductive" means we use the Bible as the primary source of study to learn about God and what the Bible teaches. Precept studies and training workshops are designed to equip you with inductive study tools so you can discover truth for yourself.

The Method

Inductive study, a method that brings you directly to the Word of God apart from another's understanding or interpretation of the text, involves three skills: observation, interpretation, and application.

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Observation teaches you to see precisely what the passage says. It is the basis for accurate interpretation and correct application. Observation answers the question: What does the passage say?

Interpretation answers the question: What does the passage mean? Application answers the question: What truths can I put into practice, and what changes should I make in my life?

Application answers the question: What truths can I put into practice, and what changes should I make in my life?

In this approach, individual time spent observing Scripture to know what the Bible says and using sound principles of interpretation to understand what it means can result in a God-honoring and fulfilling life of application of the Scriptures.

Hear from our students

When you know what God says, what He means, and how to put His truths into practice, you will be equipped for every circumstance of life. Ultimately, the goal of personal Bible study is a transformed life and a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ.