Precept Ministries

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One Message: The Bible
One Method: Inductive

The Inductive Bible Study People -- began in the 1960's and has grown into an international ministry significantly impacting the spiritual lives of men, women and children in more than 100 nations. One of the primary goals of Job 23:12 "I have not departed from the command of His lips. I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."inductive Bible study is to fulfill Jesus' command to go and

make disciples (aorist imperative) = conveys a sense of urgency = Do this now! Don't delay! Do it effectively!) of all the nations...teaching (present tense) them to observe (present tense = as the habit of their life) (Mt 28:18-20) the things...

He had commanded so that these disciples might be radically transformed by the Word of truth and equipped to prove themselves

blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom (they) appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life. (Philippians 2:15 notes)

What Is Inductive Bible Study?

Simply stated inductive Bible study involves utilization of the Bible as the student's primary resource which allows the Holy Spirit to be the primary "Teacher" (Jn 14:26, 16:13, 1Co 2:10, Eph 1:17, 1Jn 2:20, 27), Who can then directly instruct the disciple as they take in the "pure milk of the Word" (1 Peter 2:2).

The inductive approach begins with careful Observation, which leads to judicious Interpretation based on one's OBSERVATIONS and culminates in sincere, diligent Application of the truth (2 Peter 1:5-11 notes) so that the disciple might "be transformed (an "inside job" that shows forth on the outside) by the renewing of your mind, (a brand new way of thinking you never had before) that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." (Romans 12:2 notes).

Precept Upon Precept Bible Studies

The "heart and soul" of Precept Ministries International is the core curriculum of Inductive Bible Studies on Old and New Testament books which are offered locally in all 50 states including an excellent selection of classes in the Austin Area. If you are unable to find a class, send me an email ( and I will try to help you find a class in your area. Clearly it is important for all Precept leaders to "be diligent" to post their classes.

In addition to Precept Bible studies, Precept Ministries also organizes regional training sessions. At these workshops students receive training in various aspects of inductive Bible study allowing them to hone their inductive Bible study skills so that they might be equipped to present themselves "approved to God as workmen who do not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the Word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 notes).

Personal Bible Study
Supplemented by Excellent Teaching

Radio and/or Web:

Programs available - (not the same as the television program below)

Precepts for Life - Daily 30 minute program

Precepts from God's Word - Daily 60 second program

Broadcast Archives - listen online, download free transcript or purchase MP3

Precepto con Kay Arthur - Este programa de 15 minutos

If you have relatives who are interested in Precept courses, check one of the other Precept Websites other listings of courses and workshops.


Many new 40-Minute Studies are available and are a great tool to introduce your Sunday School class to the inductive technique because the lesson and discussion are performed during class.

Being A Disciple: Counting the Real Cost

How to Make Choices You Won't Regret

Discovering What the Future Holds

Having a Real Relationship with God

How Do You Know God's Your Father?

How Do You Walk the Walk You Talk?

Living a Life of True Worship

How Can a Man Control His Thoughts, Desires, and Passions?

Money and Possessions: The Quest for Contentment

Living Victoriously in Difficult Times

Building A Marriage That Really Works


Precept Upon Precept studies are the most in-depth resources offered by Precept Ministries International and they guide the study in studying inductively step by step. Weekly workbook assignments are discussed with the group leader usually followed by a video lecture on that specific lesson. Some Precept Upon Precept studies also have corresponding In & Out courses that require less time.

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Old Testament Studies


Genesis 1-2 - Part 1 - The Creation

Genesis 3-11 - Part 2 - The Fall, the Flood, and the Nations

Genesis 11-25 - Part 3 - Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God

Genesis 24-36 - Part 4 - Wrestling with God

Genesis 37-50 - Part 5 - Keeping Focus When Your Dreams are Shattered





Historical Books

Joshua 1-24

Judges 1-21

Ruth 1-4 - Kinsman Redeemer

Ezra - Rebuilding the Temple

Nehemiah - Rebuilding, Revival and Restoration of the People of God

Esther - A Man, A Woman Who Lives for the Good of God's People

Kings and Chronicles

1 Samuel 1-31 God's Search For a Man After His Own Heart

2 Samuel; 1 Chronicles - Life of David, A Man After God's Own Heart

1 Kings 1-15:8 - Divided Heart - A Divided Nation

1 Kings 15-2 Kings 1; 2 Chronicles 14-20 - God Searches For A Heart Fully His

1 Kings 2-14; 2 Chronicles 21-25 Passing the Mantle

2 Kings 15-20; 2 Chronicles 26-32 Revival Or Captivity?

2 Kings 21–25; 2 Chronicles 33-36 and Zephaniah - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Major Prophets

Daniel 1-6 - Part 1 - Living Out a Biblical Worldview

Daniel 7-12 - Part 2 - Gaining Understanding of the Time of the End

Isaiah 1-39 - Part 1 - The Word of the Holy One to Israel, the Remnant, and the Nations ...and the Promise of the Child to be Born

Isaiah 40-66 - Part 2 - Comfort My People

Timeline Reference Related to Isaiah

Ezekiel 1-32 - Then You Will Know that I Am the LORD

Jeremiah - Part 1 You've Forsaken Me; Repent and Return

Jeremiah - Part 2 When God's Judgment Finally Comes

Lamentations Hope and Healing in the Aftermath of Rebellion Against God

Minor Prophets

Hosea - A Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Joel & Obadiah - Spare Your People, Lord

Amos - Prepared To Meet Your God

Jonah - Where Are You Going?

Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk - Understanding the Anger of God

Zephaniah - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Haggai - Rebuilding the Temple

Zechariah - They Shall be My People & I Shall be Their God

Malachi - Revering the Lord, Standing in Awe of His Name

Topical Studies


Spiritual Gifts

Marriage Without Regrets

Sermon on the Mount

New Testament Studies

Matthew - Part 1

Matthew - Part 2

Gospel of John - Part 1

Gospel of John - Part 2

Romans 1-5 - Part 1

Romans 6-8 - Part 2

Romans 9-11 - Part 3

Romans 12-16 - Part 4

1 Corinthians 1-6 - Part 1

1 Corinthians 7-16 - Part 2




1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

2 Timothy


Hebrews 1-4 - Part 1

Hebrews 5-13 - Part 2


1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John


Revelation 1-3 - Part 1 - Jesus' Message to the Church

Revelation 4-22 - Part 2 - The Unveiling of the Book of Revelation

Revelation 5-22 - Part 3 - What is the Sign of His Coming and the End of the Age?” 3

Revelation 5-22 Part 4 - Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy4



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