Sunergos Bible Studies
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is the King James Version available? Actually it is not frequently asked but a
couple individuals did ask "if we had the King James Version" as their church used that. While we enjoy the ISV and use it for our New Testament Studies, using another version of the Bible is actually quite easy as
the Strong's Exhaustive Concordance is used for Word Studies which is based on the KJV. In this person's case we sent him a set of Scripture Work Sheets by email in the KJV which he could use for the Inductive Study.
You can now download the Bible version you desire (KJV, NASB, NIV, NKJV) by selecting the "Free
Downloads" under Sunergos' Resources.
2. Why Do We Use the PDF format for email and samples?
Because PDF format allows the reliable reproduction of published material on many different platforms (requiring only the use of free reader software), it is a way to conveniently and quickly disseminate information including text, tables, and graphics.
3. What makes Sunergos Bible studies different
from other Bible studies?
The top four responses
- The observation questions that begin the inductive
study process in each lesson. [After a simple reminder to open the lesson in
prayer, the observation questions begin each lesson with the “5 Ws and
an H” questions (who, what, where, when, why, and how) to start the
examination of the text being studied.]
- Carefully worded questions that ask students
to think for themselves.
[The questions in the lessons guide students as the
Holy Spirit teaches through Scripture’s correction, reproof, and
training in righteousness.]
- The word studies in each lesson are a
very valuable resource.
[Many who have done the studies have
commented on what a great help it is to have the word studies already
provided, saving them the time it would take to look up this
information.] Included in every lesson are “word studies” that provide
help for those who want to look at some of the key words in the
Scriptural text that is being studied. Besides providing the
lexical form of the word as well as the actual word, the word studies
include the Strong’s number and definition, as well as other lexical
aids to add to the understanding of the words used in the original
languages from a variety of credible sources. A Scriptural
cross-reference for every word study gives the student an example of
where the word was used in another Scripture. When a word is
used five times or less in the New Testament, this is also noted.
- Each study contains thought provoking and
challenging application questions:
[The application questions are very thought provoking as they challenge the
student to live out the word, and make its truths a part of their
life. The studies look for meaningful ways to see how Scripture’s
instructions, exhortations, warnings, and admonitions are to be
relevant in the life of the believer today.]
4. Have home school students used Sunergos Bible Studies?
Sunergos Bible Studies are currently being used by
Home Schooling Families to help students study the Bible while
developing critical thinking skills. Here are a couple comments
"I wanted to thank you for publishing your study on
Ephesians. My oldest 3 children, ages 18, 16 and 15, and I used it for our
Bible/Life lesson for the last 3 semesters, going through it slowly together.
What a blessing! I just thought you would like to know that your work is
continuing to produce fruit!
Your Sister in Christ, Amy May
"After having used a number of Sunergos Bible Studies for myself
, I am now using them with my home school children for their Bible requirements as they move into and through their teenage years."
do you use a Bible study that does not have a lecture video?
When a group assembles together and has poured over the Scriptures that were
studied, the benefit of the discussion review time together is very
significant. All believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who brings
illumination to Scripture. The class is exhorted and edified from
hearing the response of others to the lesson as each bring different
spiritual gifts and life experiences to the class time together. The
class is encouraged to participate in the discussion, although no one is
ever called on, or put on the spot.
6. Do you have a suggested schedule for using the Sunergos Bible Studies curriculum with a group?
9:30 - 10:30 Discussion of lesson, with the help of the leader’s guide.
10:40-10:55 Circle of prayer. Class is divided into prayer partners and each of these
two are joined with another two and the four become a prayer circle
for the length of the class. Each person fills in a prayer “book
mark” that includes information for prayer partners to know how to
pray for one another. When the group comes together they do not
talk about concerns and “share” prayer requests, they just start to
pray. The 1st person opens with praise and adoration to
God and then prays for their own needs. The 2nd person
prays for the 1st person’s concerns and then prays for
their needs. The 3rd person prays for the 2nd
person’s concerns and then prays for their own needs. The 4th
person prays for the 3rd person’s concerns and then prays
for their own needs. The 1st person ends the prayer
time by praying for the 4th person. One advantage of
this is that the time together is for prayer, and it forces each
person to pray for themselves. Many confess that it is sometimes
hard to pray about one’s own concerns, so the prayer time includes
this. The first few weeks might be awkward because members of the
prayer circle do not know everyone well, but this is a wonderful way
to unite hearts and bring community in the body of Christ.
10:55-11:30 Discussion of lesson
11:30 Closing prayer and dismissal