We’ve already both read through the book of James in its entirety a couple of times, and now we will begin going through our chunks, one chunk per week.
So our plan is to read the chunk of James on our own, and read the corresponding section in the commentary on our own.
Our approach: We’re going to begin just slowly working through a book of the Bible together.
We’ve picked the book of James for a couple of reasons: 1) It’s my wife’s favorite book in the NT and 2) It’s a short book and makes for an obtainable goal as we set out. I love to read commentaries, but until recently never really considered using a commentary as a part of a couple’s Bible study since I didn’t think it would interest my lovely wife.
The key here, however, is to find something that works for you (and don’t stop trying until you do).
Why it will work: This is a good method for us because we both love to read.
It also takes us out of the realm of “topical” couple studies which typically pull from all over the Bible to focus on a particular topic (e.g.
We’ll also be cultivating a way to just flat out practice studying God’s Word on our own, rather than always relying on someone else to teach us topics.
I’m excited about this and I plan to start a new series on the blog here that will sort of reflect what we’re doing and what we’re learning. In addition, I’d also like to hear from any of you.