A brother made a comment on another thread and suggested that I start a discussion about the topic (he felt it didn't belong on his thread about how to teach a certain book). What came up was the differences in how we treat Scripture if we are preaching compared to an adult Bible study. His comment was that the Bible study is more superficial (a survey) and not as in-depth as a sermon. My experience has been opposite insofar as the depth of study, but regardless of mode it seems that when we approach Scripture we do so on its own terms (which demands study). What do you consider to be designed for more in-depth study of Scripture….the sermon or an adult Bible study? How does your adult study approach the issue?