How I Make Lists In My Bible

I don’t know about you, but I have the memory span of a goldfish.

After having bible studies with a few people, I’ve realized how it is so important to be prepared to answer the questions that are thrown at you.

How I Make Topic Lists in My Bible

I thought I was able to easily explain the Godhead but when I was studying with a lady, my off of the top of my head knowledge about that topic was tested when we read through a verse about the Godhead and she asked how it worked and “Is He really three in one?”

In situations like that, I started to appreciate the method of a lady who goes to our congregation, and since then it has helped me immensely.

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my messy notes + list on the left side

I typically write little notes in my bible about greek words, correct contexts, and cross-references, but I have added lists of topics that are most important / brought up a lot in studies.

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I’d recommend these micron 005 pens for your note-taking + lists in your bible, they’re small and don’t bleed through the thin bible paper.

Anyways, onto how to create lists!

  1. Find a topic

The Blue Letter Bible can be a great app when you’re looking for verses with specific keywords! Just make sure you know the context of the verses before you add them to your list.

I have topics listed such as baptism, repentance, obedience, confession, the call, modesty, etc.

     2. List the topic in the back of your bible and find a starting verse to put under the title

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Like this:

Baptism

Colossians 2:12

  3. Go to the verse you wrote under your topic

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Highlight or underline the keyword and start making your lists of other verses in the column beside it.

         4. Go to the other verses you listed

Underline or highlight the keyword and make sure to write where the full list is beside the keyword.

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And there you go! An easy way to sharpen your sword and be better prepared for the questions of others. 

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How do you write notes and prepare for bible studies?

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Put Your Left Hand Forward: How Do You Introduce Yourself?

Since this is my second post on this blog, I thought writing about introductions fit well!

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Paul introduces himself several times in the bible, one of my favorite greetings of his is in Romans 1:1-7:

 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,  which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. ” (continued) 

After his name, Paul, writes that he is a bondservant of Christ, isn’t that powerful?
His love for the Lord and His calling to serve Him are what defined Paul, and it’s how he defined himself.

How do you define yourself?

What are the next few words after you say your name?

How do you introduce yourself? 

I know I am personally guilty of forgetting to say who I really am and who I really serve.

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Sometimes we tell people we’re a writer, a singer, an artist, a basketball player before we tell them that we’re Christians, that we’re children of God. 

In Paul’s introduction, his priorities are clear, as well as the fact that God is the top priority in his life.

Is enjoying hobbies wrong? No, but neither was serving.

Remember Martha? She was the woman Jesus corrected for becoming angry at her sister, Mary, for choosing to listen to the words of Jesus instead of helping her. (Luke 10:38-42).

Martha wasn’t prioritizing something bad, but she was prioritizing something that was merely good over something that was best.

Are you your hobbies, your hopes, and your dreams, before you are a child of God in your mind?

If you asked someone what is most important to you or what is first on your mind, what would they say? 

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Welcome to The Worthy Beloved

Hey there and welcome to The Worthy Beloved!

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Whether you came to this blog from my old blog (thank y’all for continuing to support me!) or if you stumbled across this by chance, I am glad you’re here.

I pray that this website will be an encouragement to you.

Long before I started blogging or even writing, I use to read a lot of devotional / lifestyle blogs, they were encouragements to me and I remember scrolling through them for advice on my dad’s phone of all things.

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how I’ve found so few of these blogs that are sound all the way through and how I wished there was something for teen girls like me (a new testament Christian) to read or just more Christian blogs that use verses in the correct context and dived a bit deeper.

Then it hit me: why am I waiting for someone to start a blog that I could start? 

Yes, I am young and still have a lot to learn in life and about God’s word, but my hopes are that I can inspire and uplift people through the words I type out for others to see here.

Life is a journey, and the road to heaven is narrow, but I hope you’ll follow along with me and strive to be a worthy beloved child of God.

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