Bible Study Deep Dive by Tim Wildsmith

STEP ONE: THE BIG PICTURE

  1. Read the entire text in one siting in a version that you love.
  2. Listen to an audio version of the text (YouVersion app, DWELL app, etc.)
  3. View book overview on BibleProject.com
  4. Use a Bible Introduction, i.e.
    1. The New Testament In Its World by NT. Wright and Michael F. Bird
    2. The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction by Donald A. Hagner

STEP TWO; ZOOM IN

  1. Study one chapter at a time, slowly.
  2. Take notes in your Bible or in a journal as you study each chapter.
  3. Use commentaries following each chapter.
    1. First, use an accessible commentary, such as N.T. Wright’s Everyone Commentary Series.
    2. Next, use an academic commentary series (see bestcommentaries.com)

STEP THREE: REVIEW AND REFLECT

  1. Anything you highlighted or underlined, copy into an electronic document or a physical journal.
  2. Reflect on the following questions:
    1. What have I learned from reading this text?
    2. What has God taught me from the text?
    3. What is my response to the text?
  3. Give the text one more reading in one sitting.