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DESCRIPTIVE BIBLE STUDIES
The missing ingredient in much otherwise-good study, teaching, and preaching today is meditation. If much time is spent studying the meaning of words or reading commentaries, there may be little left to think deeply and broadly about the passage and / or the people in it. Of course, simply being busy with various matters in daily life leads to the same neglect.

The descriptive Bible study method is our attempt to revive the art of biblical meditation in a systematic way rather than a mystical one. It is not the amount of time spent thinking and rethinking about a Bible passage that is most important. It is the quality of the time spent. So a systematic method is needed.

Our method is to scroll through an alphabetical list of descriptive terms, each of which prompts a question about the passage, person, or subject being described. If you have little time, go fast. Then when you have more time, think about the most interesting terms and the questions that were raised. You will be using a systematic, thought-provoking tool, and saving time as you do.

The same method can be used with a set of cards as well, but scrolling on a computer or tablet screen is much faster. Check out the "Wheel of Discovery" page for more how-to details.
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for the Describe-It-Yourself master list.
FAST-SCROLL FORMAT

1,400+ descriptive terms
can be considered in less than an hour.
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for the Describe-It-Yourself master list.
PRINTABLE CARD - PDF FORMAT

Wheel of Discovery

How would you describe various events, things, verses, and passages in the Bible? The 1,400+ descriptive terms on our master list will help you accurately describe anything and anyone in the Bible.
   You can quickly scroll past many terms and go on to spend more time thinking about others.

THE SUFFERING
of the Lord Jesus

These important studies are fairly easy to do because of the use of worksheets which other Descriptive Studies do not have. So they are good for those just beginning to use the descriptive method.

MARK
Describe-It-Yourself

Nineteen studies through Mark using Describe-It-Yourself lists and cards.
    Most studies have 28 Describe-It-Yourself cards which can be used for teaching and study related games.

LUKE
Describe-It-Yourself

Seven studies in Luke with Describe-It-Yourself lists and cards.
   Each study has a subset of the Describe-It-Yourself cards which can be used for teaching and study related games.

Descriptive Studies
in ACTS

In several of the many studies in this set, lesser-known characters are the focus, but in most studies key events, messages, or ministries are tstudied and the descriptive method is used.

ROMANS
Saved to Serve

What is the purpose of Romans? It is not just about salvation. The goal is for us to serve God. So chapter 12 must be taken every bit as seriously as chapter eight. The same is true of chapter 16 in which many servants of the Lord are mentioned. We are saved to serve!
   Most of the studies in this set are done with Describe-It-Yourself cards.

SOLOMON

The third king of Israel is impressive in many ways but is rarely studied. This set of seven studies is practical and devotional. Yet it also develops key prophecy related points that are often missed.
    Most of these studies make use of Describe-It-Yourself terms and the Wheel of Discovery tool.

20 YOUTH QUESTIONS

The twenty questions in this set -- which youth in the Bible were asked -- can be used in a variety of ways in youth groups, home school settings, or Christian schools.
    Most of these studies make use of Describe-It-Yourself terms and the Wheel of Discovery tool.  

JOSHUA

Five of the seven studies in this set are descriptive, making use of Describe-It-Yourself Cards. The first of these is on the crossing of Jordan. The second such is on the Commander of the Lord's army in chapter five.

RUTH

Five of the eight studies in this set are descriptive, making use of Describe-It-Yourself Cards. These studies well illustrate how the descriptive method works.

Beyond the Darkness

Ezekiel's ministry to the captives in Babylon was, of course, prophetic, but it was also counseling. The people needed to understand and look beyond their sad present reality to see the future glory of the Lord. We do as well.
   Three of the six studies in this set use the Descriptive Method.

REVELATION

Two of the three studies in Revelation make use of the set of Describe-It-Yourself cards. in the final study, in chapter 21, the New Jerusalem is described.

THE LORD'S PRAYER

How would you describe the Lord's Prayer? The Describe-It-Yourself cards and terms can be used to do so. There is a summary chart and an optional game. One of the key points in this set is the Lord's Prayer is 3D.

© 2022 by Jon F. Mahar, Hakusan City, Japan