Yesterday I posted a blog about the Discovery Bible Studies that we are using as we work with people in the local communities. In it, I mentioned the "SPECK" model when working through a passage. Here is what it is:

If you are in the a DBS or looking at any passage in a group, this is a great approach to the passage:

S- Is there a SIN in this passage to avoid?
P- Are there any PROMISES or PRAYERS in this passage?
E- Is there any EXAMPLE we could follow?
C- Is there a COMMAND to obey?
K- Is there a KNOWLEDGE to retain?

One rule: If it ain't there, it ain't there! Do not force something to be there that is not there.
Try this sometime. It is really neat what you'll end up seeing.