Use Discovery to Facilitate Learning

Use the discovery method to engage your students in Bible study class.

  • Ask questions
  • Stimulate discussion
  • Be prepared

Asking questions can stimulate discussion which encourages participation.

Below are some sample questions to stimulate discussion as you cover the following verses found in Colossians.

Be prepared to share other applicable Scripture references to aid students in discovering the truths of God’s word.


And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.

Colossians 1:21-22


Sample Questions
  • According to the above verses, what was the condition of your past relationship with God?
  • Where did your battle with God originate?
  • According to the above verses, what is your present standing with God?
  • How is reconciliation made possible?
  • According to the above verses, if you have received reconciliation, what will be your future condition as you stand before God?
  • Where did reconciliation take place? through what process?
  • Are you reconciled to God? How do you know?
  • Do wicked works cause battles in the mind?
  • Do wicked works cause separation in relationships?
  • How do wicked works cause people to be enemies of each other?
  • How did wicked works cause enemity with God?

Creating a list of sample questions on a particular section of scriptures and preparing a list of reference verses to aid in the understanding of those verses will help you facilitate a learning environment where students can feel comfortable in sharing their ideas and questions.

Allowing the students to find the answers themselves will increase their learning and retention of Biblical truths. Using this discovery method will aid in facilitating that learning.