Reading the Bible Together Using the COMA Questions
Using COMA questions to discuss the Bible together.
In this discipleship series, we've been suggesting that discipling relationships are normal kinds of relationships for Christians. It's the way we aim our relationships and conversations at doing spiritual good for brothers and sisters in Christ.
One way to do this is by reading the Bible together. Ask a friend to read the Bible along with you and then meet together once every week or so to discus what you've been learning and how you've been growing in obedience.
You could structure your discussions around the COMA qustions: Context, Observation, Meaning and Application. Here's a document that has specific COMA questions for each genre of Scripture (Gospels, Old Testament narrative, epistles, prophecy, etc).
By the way, if you're able to be involved in the men's or women's Bible studies at church (we're doing 1, 2, 3 John this fall, sign up available soon), you would already have a lot of material to discuss with someone. So perhaps in addtion to meeting on Wednesday nights with the group, you could try to meet up with someone individually at another time in the week to discuss and pray together.
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