My pastor, Peter Horn, introduced us to a new Bible study method called SWORD. It’s not the first time I’ve tried it out with my daily reading but it was a great reminder to try a few different methods as part of my daily Bible reading to get the most out of the Bible and to continually keep things “fresh”.
I wanted to give it a try with my daily Bible reading of which I’m currently following the “Essential Jesus” reading plan through YouVersion. This is a great, 100 day plan that studies passages about Jesus.
So here’s the outline and answers that I got out today’s reading. I encourage you to watch or listen the video/podcast here as it does a great job of explaining what this is all about. I plan to incorporate this method, along with SOAP that my pastor taught me (thank you!), and study the Bible a variety of ways, whichever direction God is leading me!
Scripture reading of the day: Luke 2:41-52
o What do we learn about God? That God is in control, we are safe in His house.
o What do we learn about people? People are the reason we are too quick to assume the worst and not immediately trust that God is taking care of His people.
o Is there a command to obey? Trust God.
o Is there an example to follow? Spend time in God’s house and you will be safe. God is the great provider and will give all that we need.