How can benefit through using Good Questions?

S.O.W. QUESTIONS

S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?

STORY QUESTIONS (What does it say?)

STORY QUESTIONS (What does it say?)
Who are the characters? (Roles?)
What are the obstacles? (Conflict)
What happens? (Plot)
How does the action resolve? (Climax)
What do they learn? (Lesson/Moral of the story)


DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS (What does it say that I need to obey?)
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?


CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS (Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?)
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?

Level: First Draft. Last revision: 11/26/2019.
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