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FLCR ("flicker") Bible Study (more examples)

Example (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
You shouldn't feel the need to come up with a Lesson for each Fact. Normally there are several Facts and only one or two Lessons. In the left column below, I wrote all 4 steps for studying another verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV).
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#1 - Facts (What do you see in the verse?)
  • No matter what is going on...
  • …we should give thanks.
  • It is God's will that we give thanks.
  • Christ Jesus has something to do with this.
#2 - Lessons (What can you learn from the verse?)
  • It is good for us to give thanks even when things are not going well.
  • If I give thanks for things, I can be 100% sure I am doing God's will.
#3 - Challenges (Turn each lesson into a question that challenges you.)
  • Am I willing to give thanks for 3 normal things today and for 1 difficult thing today?
  • Am I willing to try and do what God wants me to do, even if I don't understand it completely?
#4 - Response (Respond back to God.)
  • Father, I know that you want me to get the most out of life and I can see that looking for things to be thankful for, would improve my experience. Help me relax when things are going wrong and look for things I can be thankful for.

Example (Psalm 19:1)
This next Bible verse is Psalm 19:1 (KJV). Every chapter in the book of Psalms is a song the children of Israel would sing. We've lost the melodies they used when singing, but many current day musicians continue the tradition by writing present day music for the words in these verses. At the beginning of many Psalms, like this one, are instructions to the ancient musicians and sometimes a statement about who wrote the Psalm. David wrote this Psalm. It is fine to skip over these instructions when studying the verse. In the left column below, I wrote all 4 steps for studying this verse and the links to the right explain how I got each point.
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#1 - Facts (What do you see in the verse?)
  • He is saying something about the sky.
  • Somehow the sky is telling me something about God.
  • The sky helps me understand something about how great God is.
  • The sky is God's handiwork for us to admire and learn from.
#2 - Lessons (What can you learn from the verse?)
  • God is vast and magnificent, virtually limitless.
  • God is an artist and appreciates beauty (as seen in a beautiful sunset). He is also very powerful (as seen in a massive storm).
#3 - Challenges (Turn each lesson into a question that challenges you.)
  • When I look at the sky, do I see how much God is bigger than my problems?
  • When I see a beautiful sunset or an intense storm, do I pause and take in what God is telling me about Himself?
#4 - Response (Respond back to God.)
  • Father, you are great and glorious. Thank you for reminding me to not view my problems as being so big in comparison with what you are like and with what it is like to be in your presence.

What's Next?
This page has demonstrated FLCR Bible study with two example passages. Press the button below for more detailed help with the first step, Facts, and for two more example passages.
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