Engaging with The Bible A-Z      


Engaging with the Bible A-Z – A Simple List


Ask questions.

Boil what you read down to one or two sentences.

Create timelines.

Draw a picture.

Engage in biblical meditation.

Find a quiet place.

Generate lists.

Highlight key words and phrases.

If there is a “therefore,” ask what it’s there for.

Jot down your thoughts and observations.

Know the context.


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Look for patterns.

Memorize verses and passages.

Notice pronouns.  When you come to one, substitute your name.

Organize what you have learned.

Pray Scripture.

Question the Scripture’s application to your life.

Read and read AGAIN.

Share what you have learned.

Talk to God about what you are reading.  He is right there with you.

Use tools – dictionaries, cross-references, commentaries, other Bible translations, etc.

Visualize what you are reading.

Write out Scripture passages by hand.

eXtract the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

Yield to the Holy Spirit’s leading

Zap the distractions before you begin.

Download the 20 Ways to Engage with Scripture pdf as a handy reference.

9 comments on “Engaging with The Bible A-Z      

  1. I LOVE this! Visiting your from the Grace and Truth link-up.

  2. writethem0nmyheart

    April 20, 2018 at 9:49 am

    This is great! Very creative as well as useful. Thanks!

  3. Wonderful list. So many things to try and apply.

  4. What a fantastic list, there’s something here for everyone and some really practical ways to dig deep. The engaging in Biblical Meditation is one that keeps coming up for me, a couple of times in the last few days, so definitely going to look into this. Realising that Biblical meditation is to focus on one thing, and set our minds on God or one Scripture and mumble over and over has caused me to look back and see the revelation I’ve had from one little Scripture the times that I have done this and inspire me to do it again.

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