Author: Ron Graham

Study Starters

Sample Study Chart
—Prayer, the word, and related topics

The little chart on this page was compiled by me a long time ago. Recently I found it when looking for something else. I thought I'd pass it on to you. It might start you off on some useful study.

TOPICS  

1. Christ’s Work
2. Spirit’s Work
3. The word of God
4. Our prayers
5. Forgiveness
6. Work of faith


SCRIPTURES             

1  2  3  4  5  6
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Hebrews 4:12-16  
1     3        6
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Hebrews 8:1-2,6       
1     3            
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Hebrews 9:24, 12:2    
1           5  6
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1Timothy 2:4-7       
1     3            
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Romans 8:26-28,34    
1  2     4  5    
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John 14:6,10,15-17 
1  2  3        6  
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John 16:13-15      
   2  3            
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Philippiansp 4:6-7        
         4  5  6
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1Corinth 10:12-13     
            5  6
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Colossians 1:9-23        
1  2  3  4  5  6
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Charts like this are easy to use as a Bible study and lesson preparation tool. First select one of the six topics, note its number.

Now look down the list of scriptures. The scripture references that apply to the topic will have the topic number underneath. It's that simple. And by putting the numbers in columns, you make it even simpler.

Of course you might prefer to arrange the data in an x-y grid or in some other manner. You don't have to do it my way, but my way fits the vertical format of a small notebook.

note The greater value of this little chart is that it illustrates a neat method of study. You can use this charting method for any small set of related topics that you'd like to research.

All you do is first list your related topics, then list your scripture references leaving a line under each for your number column.

You don't need to type these charts. Handwriting is sufficient, if you work neatly.

It's such an easy and compact way of storing information from which you can later create lesson outlines. After that, the charts themselves can be thrown away, unless you specially want to keep them.

If you take time to examine the method behind the sample chart, you may find it to be a very useful tool for your own study and lesson preparation.

note This page is but an idea —a seed to start you on your own personal study. Take the seed, grow it well and prayerfully. Your study will be fruitful. You need no scholarship, no special skill, and no books but the Bible.


tab QUICK Bible Study  We are often amazed at how professionals, in any skill, do such a competent job in such a short while. The method described here will show you how to study short passages of scripture like a professional.

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