- Priority - the most important aspect of getting into God’s Word is to read it regularly. What can you do to make this a top priority?
- Pen - the serious Bible student writes down what God shows him or her. What method do you prefer (paper, journal, notes on your phone, etc.)?
- Preparation - we need time to get our hearts ready and right to study God’s Word. Perhaps prayer for strength or forgiveness is needed. What do you need to find a sense of awe toward God and His Word?
- Passage - keep your study systematic, not haphazard. Perhaps you pick a Bible reading plan through the YouVersion app on your phone. Do you have a study or method to recommend to others?
- Pick Apart - work hard to study God’s Word by picking it apart with these three segments: Observation (what does it say?); Interpretation (What does it mean?); Application (What does it mean for me?). Could this framework lead to higher engagement and commitment in your study?
- Ponder - spend some tine meditating on the truths of the passage. Ask these questions: What does this text say about God? What does this text say about me? Is God speaking to me through this text? Is there something I need to do or change?
- Practice - apply the text to your life.
Leading up to the first week of our Social Justice Bible study, here are some tips to enhamce your study:
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