How to Teach a Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Lesson

Topic: Learning how to teach a Bible study fellowship (BSF) lesson that creates Christ followers.

how to teach a Bible study fellowship (BSF) lesson

Knowing how to teach a Bible study fellowship (BSF) lesson is critical if your goal is to impact your learners' lives with the Word of God. The goal of any Bible study is first to help students gain a solid understanding of the text, then second, to help them apply the truths and principles to their lives. Knowledge without application creates a type of pharisaical lifestyle the Bible warns against. John the Baptist has strong words for those who know God's Word, but don't apply it to their lives:

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
Matthew 3:7-8

It is not enough for students to only learn "what" the Bible says. Jesus likewise rebukes individuals who know and study the Bible, but don't apply it to their lives:

how to teach a Bible study fellowship (BSF) lesson
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
Matthew 23:25-28

How to teach a Bible study fellowship (BSF) lesson that is more transformational than informational

Tip for how to teach a Bible study fellowship -BSF- lesson: “Information and Explanation are foundational to our teaching, but transformation is the goal.”

Fortunately, learning how to teach BSF lessons that include a clear explanation of the text and a focus on application are easy to prepare and teach. Click on the articles listed in the menu in the left hand column to learn some simple, practical methods for doing this. The articles are excerpts from the books in the Teaching them To Obey series, so if you find the articles helpful, feel free to order the books!



How to teach a Bible study fellowship (BSF) lesson
“Instead of including all you learn,
learn what to include.”

>> To learn more about teaching a BSF lesson, see chapter 2 in Teaching Them To Obey 1: These 5 Biblical Keys Unlock Sunday School Growth and Transformational Teaching.







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