Are you looking for fresh ways to study the Bible? Or perhaps you are new to Bible study looking for Bible study for beginners tips.
If you’re wondering how to study the Bible for yourself, you’re in the right place!
Bible study is essential to our growth as believers but as you’ll see below, not all Bible study is created equal. First, it’s important to find a Bible study method that you’ll actually do, lol!
It’s also important to make Bible study your own, meaning, you shouldn’t NEED to rely on others to feed yourself spiritually. Every believer needs to know how to nourish themselves at the table of grace.
I created the PROSPER Bible Study Method to provide a simple framework for anyone to engage with God’s word in a meaningful… and fun… way. The good thing is that it can be used with any passage, enabling you to be a self-fed student of God’s word.
The goal of this method is to position ourselves to receive the most benefit possible from our time in God’s word.
While God’s word never returns void, all levels of interaction on our part are not created equal either. For example:
- Through meditation, we can engage with the Bible in such a way we PROSPER (see Psalm 1:3).
- James 1:22-25 tells us a hearer of God’s word only is deceived, but a doer of His word is “blessed in whatever he does.”
- Careless listening to the Scripture can result in the devil snatching the seed away or it being choked out by the cares of the world (Mark 4).
As you can see, the way we listen to, engage with, and respond to Scripture matters.
Scripture is alive, active, and powerful. It equips us for every good deed and is capable of truly transforming our lives. We want to present our hearts before the Lord and engage with the word in ways that it falls on good soil.
And THAT’S what the PROSPER Bible Study Method is all about. PROSPER is an acronym for my 7 step Bible Study Method and stands for:
R- Repetitive Action
Each day of the study, you’ll start with the P and R (prayer and Bible reading). Then you’ll also walk through the other steps, one a day.
Below you’ll find video trainings for each of the 5 core steps. But first, grab your FREE Printable Bible Study sheets and Bookmarks so you can follow along. Simply click the image below to become a subscriber.
For the PROSPER video training below, you’ll be walking through Psalm 1:3 to apply the steps and get a good handle on the process. We have PROSPER Bible Study Intensives as well, such as the Choosing Confidence Bible Study, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss them!
To get started on the PROSPER Bible Study method video training, you’ll need the following:
- Your Bible
- A Journal for notes
- A set of colored pencils
- Psalm 1:3 printed double or triple spaced on a sheet or written the same in your journal (be sure to give lots of space for note-taking and marking it up!)
PROSPER Bible Study Method Intro Video:
PROSPER Bible Study Method: Observe
(video coming July 30)
You can find a summary list of great questions to ask when reading your Bible here. These will help with this step.
Click here to learn more about Bible color coding or to download a Bible Color Coding Bookmark.
PROSPER Bible Study Method: Study
(video coming July 31)
Related Resource: Bible Study Methods: 7 Ways in 7 Days
PROSPER Bible Study Method: Ponder
(video coming August 1)
PROSPER Bible Study Method: Engage
(video coming August 2)
PROSPER Bible Study Method: Repetitive Action
(video coming August 3)
I hope this Bible study method helps you dig deep into God’s word. My prayer is that you truly PROSPER as you dig into God’s word.