How do you study The Bible? Do you have a specific method that you use or do you change it up everytime?
In this article, I am going to share 5 Bible studying methods that I’ve discovered and can’t wait to try!
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Method the First
The S.O.A.P Method
Write out a verse or passage of scripture that speaks to your heart.
What stood out to you about this verse? Were there any commands or instructions? What is the author saying?
How can you apply this verse to your life today> How can you live in the light of this truth?
Respond to this passage in prayer. Ask God to help you apply this Scripture to your life and spend some time listening to what He may be telling you.
This is the only method I have tried so far and I love it! One of the things I like to add to this method is color-coding. I have different colors for EVERYTHING!
Method the Second
The ACTS Method
Ask God what He wants you to understand in the passage.
Read the chapter carefully and prayerfully.
Think about how the chapter applies to your life.
Write out one scripture that stood out to you in your reading.
This is the perfect method to use for all you bible journalers out there!
Method the Third
The IDEA Method
What is going on in the passage?
What truth is this passage directing us to see?
What is this passage encouraging us to do?
How can we personally apply the truth and wisdom in this passage?
This method seems simple but effective. One to try with the younger siblings or even as a group activity with your friends!
Method the Fourth
The W.O.R.D. Method
Write your daily verse in your Bible journal.
Observe the keys to the passage.
How is this verse relevant and applicable to your life today?
Pray and declare the Scriptures over your life.
Method the Fifth
The R.E.A.P. Method
and reread the passage with an open heart, asking the Holy Spirit to give you words of encouragement, direction, and correction. Underline or highlight a word or phrase that seems important and that God is using to speak to you.
Spend some time reflecting and writing about what you’ve read. Write down one or two of the key things that stuck out to you. It is important to consider the author’s original meaning of the text.
Meditate on what God is saying to you and how it affects your life.
and repent. Pray through the passage and your application, asking God to change your heart and to change your life, based on what you’ve just read.
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