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Gospel Questions to Ask for Bible Reading

It's easy to read the Bible and get lost in the details. Sometimes people get behind in a Bible reading because they simply can't track what is going on. We must remember that the whole Bible is driving home the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything passage from Genesis to Revelation whispers his name. 

This past summer, we taught on Wednesday nights a series called "The Disciple Making Church." One of the things we talked about is reading the Bible together as God's people in light of the gospel. Where people read the Scriptures looking for the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man, the saving grace of Jesus and then responding in repentance, faith and obedience. 

Here are Gospel-centered questions to ask while reading the Bible together or alone. May the encourage us to look at Scripture looking for and treasuring Jesus!

1. What does this passage teach us about God?

What does this passage teach me about God?
What does this passage show me about God’s character?
What does God want you to know about him?
What is God passionate about in light of this passage?
How does this passage help me worship?

2. What does this passage teach us about man?

How does this passage reveal my sin?
What do I need to confess to God and each other?
Where does this passage teach me about my weaknesses?
How does this passage show that I am in need of God?
What is God’s purpose for my life in light of this passage?

3.What does this passage teach us about Jesus and the good news?

How does this passage show help hope in Christ alone?
How does this passage remind me that I am forgiven and free?
How does this passage teach me that my identity is in Christ?
What promises does this passage give me to cling to?
How does this passage encourage me to Christlikeness?
How does this passage crush any self-righteousness?
How does it show me that Jesus is better than my sin?
How does it reveal that the gospel is the power I need to live?

4. How should we respond?

Who can I go and share this truth with?
How do you obey this passage in your life?
How does this passage call me to serve others?
How can I encourage others with this truth?
What does it call me to repent of?
How does this passage call me to pray differently?
How should this passage change who you are?
How should it change your plans? Your affections? Your purpose?