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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day One: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Bible Study; By Lisa Whelchel

I am starting a new study today and wanted to share what I am learning and how Lisa Whelchel teaches you to use the bible and scripture to the fullest even when you are busy!!

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Bible Study
By Lisa Whelchel
The Busy Mom's Guide to Bible Study

Month One
Day One…

Tools for Digging
            Asking the five W’s and an H

Who, What, When, Where, Why and How

When reading a scripture use these important W’s and H! 

Break it down...

Who: Who is the main character?  Any other characters involved.  Who are the characters talking to or who are they talking about?

What:  What is the plot of the scripture?  What is going on?  What are the events happening?

When: When did these events happen? (History, timeline) When did this happen in the characters life?

Where: Where did or will this happen? 

Why:  Why is this event happening? Why are these things being said or done?

How:  How did or will this happen? How will this not only affect this characters life but our own lives? 

Lets try the example that Lisa Whelchel gave us. 

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him.
They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice,
“Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”
And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back,
praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—
and he was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed?
Where are the other nine?  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”
Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Luke 17:11-19

Jesus and 10 lepers

The lepers cried out for mercy.  Jesus healed them and told them to go to the priest.  Only one came back to show gratitude.  

This happened while Jesus was traveling back to Jerusalem.

A village outside of Galilee. 


Healed them with His powerful words.  He blessed them. 


This chapter was so helpful for me.  Breaking down the scripture can be hard sometimes and confusing.  But with the W’s and H technique you have a way to really break it down to the littlest detail.  Here is a random scripture to practice the W’s and H on! 

Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war
and assembled at Sokoh in Judah.
They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah.
Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the
Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines.

The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another,
with the valley between them.
A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath,
came out of the Philistine camp.
His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head
and wore a coat of scale armor
of bronze weighing five thousand shekels
on his legs he wore bronze greaves,
and a bronze javelin was slung on his back.
 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod,
and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.  His shield bearer went ahead of him.
Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel,
“Why do you come out and line up for battle?
Am I not a Philistine,
and are you not the servants of Saul?
Choose a man and have him come down to me.
  If he is able to fight and kill me,
we will become your subjects;
but if I overcome him and kill him,
you will become our subjects and serve us.”
 Then the Philistine said,
“This day I defy the armies of Israel!
Give me a man and let us fight each other.
Samuel 17:1-10