The Swedish Bible Study Method

Two years ago a friend and I decided to lead a  and we decided we didn’t want to use any curriculum. Just us and our Bibles.  We chose 1 Peter and wanted something to help guide our discussion and add some consistency to our meetings.  We landed on the Swedish Bible Method, a series of Bible study questions I had learned about years. My co-leaders husband was already using it in his Bible study, and was really enjoying it and learning a lot.

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The Swedish Method is a simple way to focus on Scripture either alone or in a group.  The questions are appropriate for anyone at any stage in their faith.

At each meeting, we spent a few minutes catching up with each other.  Then, after prayer, one of us would read the passage we would be discussing aloud.  After that, we spent about 5-7 minutes in. complete. silence. We used this time to each personally reflect on the questions at hand, and record our answers.  I expected this to be an uncomfortable time, but it ended up being sooo relaxing and life giving.  After a hectic day it was sometimes the sweetest part of the evening, those 5 minutes.

We then began discussing our thoughts on the questions.  There are three main questions, each with a symbol.  Here they are from Matthias Media:

Swedish Method

These questions led to some really interesting conversations.  For more information, and for a template of the questions, head on over to The Swedish Method/Matthias Media

 

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