Enter the solution: my first Bible study notebook!
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How to Create Your Own Bible Study Notebook (or Binder)
What is a Bible Study notebook?
A Bible study notebook helps organize all of your faith based notes and resources together. Ideally, each aspect of your spiritual life will be organized in a notebook or binder, separated by tabs, and stored together for easy access.
A Bible study binder provides the opportunity to look back and remember God’s faithfulness in your life. Your notebook will become a treasured keepsake over the years and offer a record of God’s provision and guidance.
What supplies do I need for my study notebook / Binder?
- A 3 ring binder notebook
- 3 hole punch
- 3 hole pencil pouch with pens, colored pencils, highlighters (optional)
How do I assemble my Bible study notebook?
Showing is better than telling, so how about a video from Jennifer on how she assembled her Love the Word Bible Study Binder!
While there are several ways to organize a Bible study notebook, my favorite way is to group by topic. You can also organize by month, or a combo! This simple system allows quick access to a particular topic and section of study.
First, create a tab for each of your selected categories. You can customize the sections however you’d like but some popular sections include:
- Favorite Scriptures
- Bible study
- Word studies you want to do
- Sermon notes
- Bible journaling or Illustrations
- Months of the year to track chronologically
Feel free to add additional Bible study binder tabs to fit your own needs and style. Personalizing your system will help it be “yours”, create routine and ensure you use it often. Here is our example from the Love the Word Bible Study Binder:
These are a great addition to your Bible study notebook! Hint: Be sure to grab your FREE BIBLE STUDY SHEETS below.
What do I put in each section?
At the front of the notebook, clip in the pencil pouch and fill it with writing utensils. It’s handy to have an assortment of pens, pencils, highlighters and colored pencils available when you study God’s Word.
Use the prayer request section to track prayer requests, rejoice over praises and even write out your own prayers. It’s a gift to be able to reflect on what God has done and how He changes lives through prayer!
In the favorite Scripture tab, write down verses that speak to you as you are studying. When the hard times come, these verses will anchor your soul and keep you rooted in God’s Truth. What a blessing to have your favorite verses compiled in one place for easy reference!
As you dive into God’s Word through Bible study, use the Bible study section as a place to store all of your notes. At the end of each month, you can move all your study notes to the appropriate month as a record of all you’ve learned! You may wish to incorporate the following study methods if you are looking for tips on how to study the Bible:
5. SERMON NOTES
Each time you attend church or listen to a sermon, take notes and add it to the Sermon Notes section of your notebook. This will help you retain the message and remember the Good News that was shared.
Use the final section to illustrate a favorite verse, worship song or phrase God has laid on your heart. You don’t have to be an artist or even have solid drawing skills to worship the Lord through artistic creation. Plus, these doodles make a special keepsake as you recall certain times in your life.
Whether you need to organize your quiet time or just want to have a keepsake memento of your time studying God’s Word, a DIY Bible notebook is a practical resource for Christians of all ages. Enjoy connecting with God through this special study tool!
This bundle of ready-made Bible study notebook templates and printables makes it a cinch to learn how to make a Bible Study Binder. Plus, it provides monthly Bible reading plans (so you don’t have to figure out what to read next) and features our PROSPER Bible Study method so you can dive deep.
You can grab your Bible Study Binder here and start creating your own Bible study notebook today!