I love the following questions from Ray Kemp that can be used to involve every person in exploring a passage of Scripture together. After reading the passage through, each person can share:
1. What did you hear?
2. What does it mean to you today (in your life)?
3. What does it cost you to live this message?
A.W. Tozer wrote: "Though God... has provided answers to our questions concerning Him, the answers by no means lie on the surface. They must be sought by prayer, by long meditation on the written Word, and by earnest and well-disciplined labor.” The power of participatory Scripture study is that every believer learns how to read and explore God’s word rather than rely on a few preachers to study and hand out truths to the many.