When you are studying a narrative Bible passage, try storytelling. Storytelling provides a way to explore many facets of a Bible study. In storytelling, you’re trying to get your group members to react to a story in ways they wouldn’t in a traditional Bible study setting. Here’s how to effectively use storytelling in your group:
- Tell a story from Scripture. You can do this from memory, or you can read it word-for-word from the Bible.
- Ask group members to group up in pairs and share what they believed to be the main points from the story.
- Debrief the story by asking group members:
- To describe their reactions to the story.
- With which characters did they most closely identify? Why?
- What do they consider to be the main point of the story?
- If they could write a different ending to the story, what would it be?
- To identify how the story relates to us today.
- To retell the story in their own words.
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