Bible Study Question Starters

(c) 2010 Doug Britton, LMFT (Permission granted to print for personal use)

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

(Note: These questions are adapted from, How to Lead a Christ-Centered Small Group.)
These questions can help you better understand the word and help it come alive in you.

General Bible study questions
  • What do you think is the key message of this chapter?
  • What did you learn from this chapter?
  • Which point in this chapter spoke to you the most?
  • Why do you think God included this chapter in the Bible? What’'s the point?
  • Do any of these truths written thousands of years ago apply today? If so, which ones? How do they apply?
  • Are there truths in this chapter that contradict the ideas we hear in the world? If so, what are they?
  • Is there something in this chapter that surprised you? If so, how were you surprised?
  • Are there any verses in this chapter that confuse you or that seem to contradict other parts of the Bible?
  • In view of what we have read, what changes do you think God would want you to make in your attitude, words, or actions?
"What is one passage" Bible study questions
  • What is one passage that encourages you? How does it encourage you?
  • What is one passage that inspires you? How does it inspire you?
  • What is one passage that convicts you of sin? How does it convict you?
  • What is one passage that challenges you to change? How does it challenge you?
"Who/what/when" Bible study questions
  • Who wrote this passage?
  • What is the message of this passage?
  • When was it written?
  • Where was it written?
  • Why was it written? What was the purpose?
  • How can I apply the message to my life?