3 Methods for Bible Study #truthbetoldtuesday

Studying the Bible can be overwhelming. In the beginning I asked questions like:

  • Why don’t I understand what I’m reading?
  • How do I find a study method that works for me?
  • How do I know what version of the Bible to use?

All of these questions and more were a daily struggle for me. When I found a study method that worked for me, all three of those questions were answered. I regularly use 3 different methods of study for variety and depth. Try all 3 and see which of them you like best, maybe you will be like me and use them ALL!

  1. The Inductive Study Method
  2. The S.O.A.P Method
  3. The Journal Method

Let’s break it down!

  1. The Inductive Study Method

When I first began the Inductive Study Method I was TOTALLY CONFUSED!!! (Insert old frustration)

But, then I came upon https://gogathergrow.com/2017/03/23/5-ws-approach-to-bible-study/  and it saved my Inductive Study LIFE!

*****When you click on the link, at the bottom of the post, she has a section called RESOURCES. Make sure you print off the Inductive Bible Study Worksheet, there are a couple more free printable items but I only use the worksheet for my studies.

This post will give you all that you need to start the Inductive study!

2. The S.O.A.P Method

The S.O.A.P. Method is the method that I recommend if you are new to Bible Study, it is much like the Inductive Method but is much simpler in the beginning to grasp. You can find it here:


*****I use a Bible Study Binder. It is a 3 inch Binder, I have 2, one for the Old Testament and New Testament, I have a divider for each book of the Bible. I filled them with loose leaf notebook paper and keep all of my study notes and materials in each binder.

3. The Journal Method

This is the most fun method I have ever used! Why?? This is where I can get creative and use my markers and such. I will only use 2-3 verses for this method. If you print off the worksheet below, it is a template to get you started!  I will write my verse in the center and write what I learn from cross-referencing, study Bible notes, etc. in the outside bubbles.


If you have any questions, send me a message. I will post in a few days some pics and how to’s of some of mine! See you soon! Happy Studying!!



  1. Just saw this post now, Shana. Thanks for the mention! I’m glad my post has helped your inductive study life!
    Also, I see that we have a very similar mission. That’s exciting!! Let’s connect on FB sometime!

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    1. Thank you for your resources! They have been a valuable tool for my time in study! Let’s connect!


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