Want to study the Bible but not sure how? Here are some methods and ideas to help get you started. There's no right or wrong way to study the Bible. If you're learning more about God and His desire for your life then that's a great place to be.
This method has three main steps; Observation, Interpretation, and Application.
Observation: Make simple Who, What, Where, When observations. These can be as simple as main characters, repeated ideas, or interesting facts.
Interpretation: In this step ask questions like; "Is there a principle?", "What is the author's intended meaning?", "What is the context?" Go beyond simple observations and try to uncover the "heart" of the passage.
Application: Perhaps the most important step in the Inductive Method. In this step take what you've learned from the previous two steps and attempt to apply it to your life. For example, if you're studying a passage that talks about how Jesus was a servant you could brainstorm ideas of how to be a more Christ-like servant.