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Today I’m sharing detailed tips plus a video tutorial on how to use verse mapping during your bible study. I have been using the verse mapping bible study method for almost 2 years.
Verse mapping is helpful if you are a bible study beginner looking for a way to take notes inside of your bible. Now on to the real reason you came here…
What is verse mapping?
Verse mapping is a bible marking system used to notate certain things during your bible reading. Verse mapping is only helpful if you are consistent with the markings. Verse mapping is easier if you actively make notations while you are reading.
I feel like that was a really wordy description. This may be one of those methods that are just easier to demonstrate than explain. If you agree, watch the Bible Verse Mapping video now!
Who is verse mapping a good fit for?
Verse mapping is a good fit for anyone who studies the bible. If you like to look back at your bible to simply admire your past bible reading – then this is def for you.
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Why you should give verse mapping a try?
You should give verse mapping a try if you like the idea of being able to easily reference your past thoughts. If nothing else you will like being able to quickly find verses that stood out to you or questions that you had.
You should give verse mapping a try if you enjoy discussing your bible study with others. You will find that verse mapping acts as a notation summary of what you have read.
Beginners Guide to Verse Mapping
Once you’ve selected the verses you are going to read.
- Circle- words you want to define. Look up the definition and translation.
- Wavy line- any text that you want to better understand. Researching related verses, people, places, and context. A study bible or online commentary will help you with finding other related bible verses.
- Highlight- what stands out.
- Box- verse your want to memorize.
- Ellipsis- summarize what you learned and how it applies to your life.
How can you incorporate verse mapping into your bible study routine?
You can incorporate verse mapping into your bible study routine by printing the verse mapping bookmark – no email required! Next time you bible study you will have your verse mapping bookmark handy so that you can quickly notate while reading your bible.
If you give verse mapping a try be sure to let me know in the comments below!
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