I’ve been experimenting with different Bible study methods with my Happy Planner. I absolutely LOVE recording my study in boxes. It’s how I learn and teach. I have been making slide show presentations for 30 years. No wonder I gravitate toward bullet list and summaries in boxes!
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Bible Journal Planner Kit
For those overwhelmed I made a it where almost all the work is done.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Open Pre-designed Quick Pages in Acrobat (PDF Reader)
2. Type in the Boxes (optional step)
3. Print pages on copy paper
4. Print washi and stickers stickers on sticker paper
5. Add washi and stickers to Quick Pages
6. Share your page on our Facebook Group. Yay!
7. Holepunch and add to Happy Planner or DIY Notebook
There are so many different ways to study and journal. Some of the ideas are from Learn to Study the Bible 40 Methods by Andy Dean. I started by using the Alphabet Method. Click the image for a larger view.
In the sample below I put a condensed summary in the first box, cross references in several, a commentary and my final thoughts (each needed two boxes combined). This sample use the Orinda Planner Sticker kit.
Bible Journal Planner Kit
Here is a sample using another planner sticker kit.
Numbers 22-24 Video
This is a video on Numbers 22 and 23 by Tom Bradford, my pastor. You can watch videos going chronologically through the Bible approximately one chapter at a time at Torahclass.com.
Part 1. Study and Take Notes.
- Pray and Read a passage of Scripture three times. Take notes.
- Watch a video. I do a search on the topic at TorahClass.com (my church)
- Use the worksheets to take notes. As I study I add anything that helps me understand the passage. Here is a ABC list:
- A – A Title. Think of a title identifying the main theme.
- B – Best Verse. Write your favorite verse from the passage in a margin strip.
- B – Best Quotes. Quotes from books and web sites.
- C – Cross-reference. I added space for several cross references. I found a great site to help you.See Cross Reference Search.
- C -Condensed Summary. I like adding a few words about the passage, almost an intro.
- C – Commentary. I use Logos Software but there are many free commentaries online.
- D – Definitions of Key Words
- D – Difficulties List any verse reference and the question you have about its meaning. Research until you find the answers. (Try asking on our Facebook group).
- E – Essentials Outline or summarize the most important points of the passage.
- F – Final thoughts. What do you feel God has been speaking to you? How can you apply what you learned?
I also add notes, quotes and anything that helps me understand the passage.
Part 2. Fill in the Planner
- Place the planner stickers (see stickers here).
- Frame with Washi Tape
- Add the “A Title” (fancy lettering or type using fancy font, print and cut out title)
B-Best verse” margin strip. I made this margin strip (typing on computer print on stickers) ALSO FITS IN MY WIDE MARGIN BIBLE! See tutorial here.
- Add the text boxes.( (typing on computer print on stickers or write by hand)
- Share on our Facebook Group
I made this image to explain Bible Journaling in a Planner. (Would love it if you would Pin it!)