Why do I need a bible study notebook? How do I make one? In this article, I will walk you through the entire process on how to make a Bible study notebook.
Personally, I am not a very organized person, you tend to find pieces of jumbled paper all over my room.
Papers where I write down scriptures, inspiration gotten from scriptures, prayers for people and a lot more.
Sometimes, due to carelessness, I tend to lose touch of some of these papers.
Recently, while discussing the whole issue with a friend, he then showed me how i can have an organized Bible study notebook, and this is what I will be teaching you today.
Let’s get started.
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What is a Bible study notebook?
A Bible study notebook keeps you organized.it is where you write down scriptutes, inspirations, and ideas gotten during word study.
It’s more of an organizational book that keeps you consistent with the word.
How to make a Bible study notebook
To get started with your bible study notebook, there are certain supplies you will need and they include
- Highlighters and pens
- A ready made Journal
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How do I get started
I walk into a book store to get a portable sized journal that can fit into my bag so that I can take my journal along with me everywhere I go.
Your journal should have a spiral, so that you can easily flip through the pages and so that it can easily lay while you flip your bible notebook.
While, there are tons of ways to make a Bible study notebook, I prefer to go through an easy route.
Now that you are done creating your Bible notebook, it’s now time to partition it into sections with tabs as well.
Below is a detailed representation of the tabs I use for my bible study notebook.
- Prayer Section
- Favourite scriptures
- Scriptures I don’t understand
- Scriptures that inspire me
- Scriptures I want to memoriize
- Scriptures that teach me something new
- Short notes on Bible characters/people/places/etc
- Date of next study
- Encouraging words
What do I put in these sections?
1. Prayer Section
This section on my bible study notebook is where I put down personal prayers, prayers for others, and prayers that ministered to me during Bible study.
2. Favourite Scriptures
I have a separate section on my Bible study notebook for scriptures that I like. I usually write down scriptures that inspire me, scriptures that teach me something new and scriptures that I find encouraging.
3. Notes Section
This is where I put down all the notes that I jot down during scripture study, sermon or Bible class. This is also where I put my own personal notes as well as notes from other people so that they can be easily referred to at a later time.
4. Scriptures I don’t understand
This is a very important section of my bible study notebook because it is here where I will put down the scriptures which are not clear to me and will require further research and understanding on my part.
5. Scriptures that inspire me
Scriptures are powerful, there are many verses in the Bible which gives us hope, courage and strength when we need it most. It’s in this section of my bible study notebook that I write down scriptures which I find specially inspiring.
6. Scriptures that teach me something new
The Bible is a book of wisdom, it contains many truths which are helpful in our daily lives. In this section of my scripture journal, I will write down scriptures that teach me something new about God and the world around us.
7. Verses to memorize
On my scripture journal, I have a separate section for verses that I want to memorize. This is where I write down all the verses that I want to commit to memory so that they will be easily recalled when needed.
8. Short notes on Bible characters/people/places/etc
I also like to jot down short notes on people and places mentioned in the Bible so that they will be easily remembered later on when reading through the Bible again or during Bible study class.
I ensure that every section of my journal is dated so that I will be able to easily recall when I last studied on a certain topic.
10. Date of next study
Another important thing that I include in my journal is the date of my next Bible study session so that I will be reminded to prepare for it.
11. Encouraging words
There are times when we need words of encouragement in order to lift up our spirits and restore our hope in God. In this section, I write down verses which remind me of God’s love for me and His desire to make my life better.
Lastly, I like to jot down short notes on my aspirations, prayers and goals so that they won’t be easily forgotten later on when things get busy or when we are too tired to remember them clearly during the day or even during our sleep at night!
Why do I need a bible study notebook?
The most important reason for a bible study notebook is organization and consistency.
In Conclusion, Bible journals are a great way for an organized Bible study.
It keeps you disciplined and consistent during the course of a word bible study.
I hope that this article on how to make a Bible study notebook had been of great help to you. God bless you