Bible Study Questions for the Gospels and Acts


The Bible provides a treasure trove of truth and wisdom from God about all of live. While many people have the desire to read the Bible and study its rich truth, it can be hard to understand certain parts or know how to apply its content to our lives.

In the appendix of One to One Bible Reading, David Helm shares questions for studying the Gospels and the book of Acts, following the outline of Context, Observation, Meaning, and Application. (For the complete set of questions for each genre of the Bible, see the link to the PDF near the bottom of the post)


• What has happened so far in the narrative? Have there been any major events, characters or themes?

• What has happened just prior to the section you are reading?


• What do you learn about the main characters in this section? How does the author describe them? How do they describe themselves?

• Is time or place significant in the events that happen in the passage?

• Is there a conflict or high point in the passage?

• Do you think there is a main point or theme in this section of the story?

• What surprises are there?


• Are there any ‘editorial’ comments from the author about the events in the narrative? How do these comments illuminate what is happening?

• Does someone in the narrative learn something or grow in some way? How? What does this person learn?

• What does the passage reveal about who Jesus is, and what he came into the world to do?

• How could you sum up the meaning of this passage in your own words?


• How does this passage challenge (or confirm) your understanding?

• Is there some attitude you need to change?

• What does this passage teach you about being a disciple of Jesus?

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Download the PDF of the appendix from One to One Bible Reading that shares COMA questions for the whole Bible and study questions for the book of Mark.

© Matthias Media and Holy Trinity Church 2011. Used with permission. From One-to-One Bible Reading by David Helm. For more one-to-one Bible reading resources, or to purchase the book from which these pages were extracted, please visit

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