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Spiritual Five Finger Food

Oral Chronological Holy Scripture Study

Five conditions for a successful methods:

Basic Principles
(Most principles are explained in depth in the FAQ-Section.)
1) The methodology has to be biblical.
2) The methodology has to be culturally and socially adapted.
a) We choose an oral method, because Central Asian people groups are used to receiving important information orally.
b) As time goes on we will read stories of the Holy Scripture in chronological order stories of the Holy Scripture.
c) We work mainly with stories, because people understand them more easily.
d) The texts have been chosen based on Central Asian traditions.
(Which bridges do exist and which barriers do exist?)
3) We pay for our study guide, because we use no sponsor, (minimum one per group). The printout costs less than a dollar for two or three years of study.
4) Other people can repeat and use our methodology independently.
5) History shows that Christians in many countries were or are persecuted. Therefore a good methodology has to be able to resist persecution.

Additional principles
a) When we read a text we look for the connections backwards but never for the connections forwards. (Future texts are not expected to be known, therefore all participants in the group are equal regardless of their knowledge.
b) Тhe leader of the group speaks for a maximum of 20-% of the time. (It is not a sermon. People should discover the spiritual treasures themselves.)

Application for today

Or instead of fingers 4 and 5 we ask seven questions:

  • What did you like in this story?
  • What confused you or bothered you in this story?
  • What did you learn about God?
  • What did you learn about man?
  • What should you obey from this story?
  • How will you remember this story?
  • [Note: The best answer to this question is to tell the story.]
  • To whom will you tell this story?

For a good group evening you need five elements:

Now is a good time to start with the Study guides. Click here
If you want to know more about the methodology, go to FAQ