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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 include:
  • 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 we received:

  • "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."
             LR, CA

5.  Why 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. 
10:30-10:40   Break

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

 

Bible Studies

Joshua and the Call to Live
      Victoriously by Faith

The Book of Ruth
The Life of David
The Book of Nehemiah
The Book of Esther
Jonah
The Sermon on the Mount
Gospel According to Mark
Epistle to the Romans
Galatians and the
      Fruit of the Spirit

Ephesians
Colossians
Philippians and the Call
      to Biblical Fellowship

Titus and the Call to
      Biblical Discipleship

Philemon
Epistle to the Hebrews
James

Survey Study
Intro to the New Testament
Topical Studies
Old Testament Worship for
      Followers of Christ

Prayers of the Bible
Women of the Word
Discipleship  Studies

The Call to Following Jesus
      The Messiah

A Woman's Call To
      Biblical Discipleship

The Call to Bearing Fruit by
      the Power of the Spirit

The Call to Biblical
      Fellowship

The Call to Christian
      Character

The Call to Live Victoriously
      By Faith

About Sunergos
Inductive Study Methodology
A Message from Jan
Testimonies
Frequently Asked Questions
Costs and Ordering
Studies Available
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Email: jan@sunergosbible.org
Sunergos Bible Studies
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Tel:  707.829.2956
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