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As you read scripture, write down what God is showing you in the following categories:


  • Write out a verse or passage that stands out to you.


  • Write what the passage says in context.
  • Highlight key phrases, themes, questions, audiences, compare/contrasts.
  • Write what the passage means: What truths do you find about God, yourself, Jesus, or the world?
  • Think deeply on how these truths impact your heart and mind.
  • Ask questions like:
    • What can I worship God for?
    • How does Jesus help me become this?
    • What would change if I believed and obeyed this?


  • Write out what you plan to do about this passage:
    • Is there a sin to forsake?
    • Is there a promise to claim?
    • Is there an example to follow?
    • Is there a command to obey?
    • Is there something to share with others?


  • Talk to God about what He has shown you.
  • Pray the scriptures over your life, others, and your prayer list.