Small Group Bible Studies are an important part of all IFES movements. This paper is full of ideas for these studies: It is a collection of different small group Bible study methods and elements. My hope is that this paper will spark creativity in our studies and that it will help us to engage Scripture with everything we are: our mind, will, feelings, and actions.
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Bible Study Bookmarks for Different Genres of Scripture. Our approach to biblical texts needs to take different kinds of literary writings into account – e.g. poetic texts cannot be read in the same way as Old Testament law. Therefore, the IFES movement in Germany (SMD) developed Bible study bookmarks for seven different genres of Scripture: narratives, epistles, prophetic passages, poetic texts, Old Testament law, wisdom literature and apocalyptic literature.