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Bible Study Techniques


A. Devotional Study (To be used in teaching)


Go directly to the Blble and read over a few times the portion to be taught. Then try answering the following questions:


When completing this exercise, draw some conclusions you can apply to your life or to the lives of those you are teaching. Then read over the teacher's manual or a Bible commentary to see if it agrees, clarifies, expands or qualifies what you have discovered. You will find this process will make the material more your own. You will be able to remember it better and share it with greater confidence.

Be sure to give homework assignments -- to give the students introspection and reinforcement.

eg. Questions to Ask Myself?

Two or three questions that apply to who they are in Christ, limitations they my be putting on their spiritual advancement, and seeking their

The work they do alone in answering these questions will benefit them more than many hours of Sunday School teaching.

Also give them several verbal affirmations highlighting their inheritance in Christ which will be from points in the lesson. By verbally affirming their re-created status they will not be as likely to skim over the lesson and eventually forget it.

destiny in Christ.


B. Topic Technique (To be Used Individually)


Examples of Topics:

High Calling Boldness Fruitfullness Sanctification

Love Compassion Spiritual Gifts Worship

Praise Deliverance Healing Wisdom

Humility Discipleship Growth Restoration

1. In this Bible study technique you choose a topic--not a random topic but a topic that you feel the you need further revelation of.


3. Develop a consciousness of the topic by meditation on it and by arousing some eager expectation of revelation to come.

4. As you focus on the topic begin reading the scripture. Write out the passages that have to do with the topic and ask the Holy Spirit for a deeper understanding.

5. At the end of the study session write a list of affirmations that affirm the written out scriptures and carry them with you throughout the day to say out loud and meditate on.

6. Share any revelation you have received with others in the body of Christ.

2. Pick out several books to study in the New Testament.

Albert Finch










1. What does this portion teach about God the Father...the Son...the Holy Spirit?

2. What does it teach about man?

3. Are there any warnings to heed?

4. Are there any commands to obey?

5. Are there any promises to claim by faith?

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Blowing The Lid Off Limitation

Matthew 28:19 - 'Go ye therefore, and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

Jesus has called us to live extreme lives as history makers who live in constant increase as we go about transforming the world for His glory and His kingdom -- just as He did!

John 17:21,22 - "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou has sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me..."

Jesus could enter into deep communion with His Father at will to receive downloads of wisdom and counsel. He knew the Father intimately, walked in His peace, and transformed the earth.

John 14:12 - "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."

Many believers have settled for less than God has intended and made available to us all along by his precious Holy Spirit. Many are content with partial victories because of a mind-set of limitation.

Jesus blew the lid off limitation because He would not settle for a measure or for a limit. Human minds, wisdom, and ability are limited. He had to seek and rely on the fullness of God's Spirit upon Him in wisdom, understanding, counsel, might and knowledge, which enabled Him to do the things He did that radically changed the very course of history.

Only the

FULLNESS of God's Spirit satisfied Him.

Revelation 3:1 - "And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith

He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars......"

Isaiah 11:2 - "And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"

These seven flows of the Holy Spirit (Presence of the Holy Spirit, wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and fear of the Lord) are available to every believer to help us live in constant increase as we go about transforming the world for His glory.

John 7:37-39 - "If anyone thirst let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.' But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified."


The word "river" is pluralized. This indicates multiple flows of the precious Holy Spirit. One Holy Spirit - seven functions or expressions of Him through us. It all starts with daily deep to deep communion with the Holy Spirit so that by His divine power we will be partakers of His nature in us (2 Peter 1:3,4).

Acts 1:8 - "But you shall receive power (dunamis: dynamite miraculous power, force, might, strength, enabling power through the Holy Spirit) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you."



Questions To Ask Myself

Am I settling for less of the Holy Spirt than God has intended and made available to me?

Am I content with partial victories because of a mind-set of limitation?


Albert Finch










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Authority Of The Believer



Luke 10:19 --

"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you."

Genesis 1:26 -- "And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over ever creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

When Adam sinned, man lost his spiritual dominion--we get it back through Christ.

To be victorious and live in the fullness of the
destiny God has for our lives, we must begin by recognizing our position and authority in Christ.

Psalm 91:1 -- "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."There is a dwelling place or position in the spirit that we hold as believers in Jesus.

Ephesians 2:6 -- "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."That is our position in the spirit. If we do not know our position we cannot function in the body of Christ.
Ephesians 1:18-20 -- "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,"

In that place we have God given abilities.



Albert Finch

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Pause, Reflect -- What Am I Doing?

1 Kings 19:9

came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" (So the word of the Lord came to him "what are you doing here Elijah". This is one of the most important questions God will ever ask us. His questions probes the reality of our spiritual state. He is asking "how did your service to me become dry and desolate?" He wants us to know that when we fail to esteem Him as our first love, we will always find that a desert awaits us.) 9Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD

God never intended for religion. He intended to have a people called by His name to steward, be productive, and carry His presence to those around us and to the nations.


Questions to Ask Myself

1. Does sitting in a church service each week hearing a good message and worshipping together give me all of what I need?

2. Am I living my experience of being part of the Church through two hours on Sunday and mabe a home cell group on Wednesday evening ie. is this the only thing that defines my spiritual development in the Kingdom?

3. Am I active in my thoughts and communications with the Father in my everday life?

4. Am I being transformed by His presence?

5. Am I "asking, knocking, and seeking" to discover my destiny in Christ?

6. Am I personally discipling others to equip them for discipling new Christians in the Church body?

7. Do I believe that I can change the world?


Luke 16:16

The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

This realm of God’s Spirit does not come without "pressing" – without contending. The first thing about pressing is seeking. Pressing into it means there is a passionate pursuit of God in prayer. The word "to seek" means to diligently look for and search out earnestly until the object of the search is located. It is as crying out and hungering for the presence of God.





God is about to bring my life to a new beginning.

I press into and lay hold of the kingdom of heaven in an aggressive way.

I have a burning heart of fiery witness and passion when it comes to exhorting others in their walk with God.

I repent from trying to do God's will without abiding in His presence.


Albert Finch


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