So, today, I'm going to be sharing my VBS notes with you! This was actually highly requested over on my Instagram, so here you go! ;) Feel free to screenshot, share with friends, and even print these out to help you out when you go to study your Bible. (:
Going back to the second point, I mentioned the story of a tribal boy and his umbrella. Some missionaries came over to the little boy's country and brought umbrellas with them. The little boy was so excited when he received his umbrella. No more getting wet! But no one showed him how to use it, so when the next rainstorm came, he got drenched, and he was so disappointed! The next time he saw the missionaries, someone showed him how to properly use it, and the little boy benefitted from it greatly! And that's exactly how it is with our Bibles, until we open it, we won't reap the wonderous benefits of it.
Under point three, under the memorize Scripture section, I mentioned with an arrow about a prisoner in another country who was thrown in prison for being a Christian. He wasn't allowed to have his Bible, but He clung to the verses he had memorized, and that helped Him get through his trial. We also need to memorize Scripture, for we never know when our Bibles will be taken from us.
This S.O.A.P. method isn't something that I came up with, but many people find it so helpful, including me. I gave this to our class and I think they found it super helpful while we studied in class!
Above is the chart mentioned on point four. (This chart isn't something I made up.) It lists many things about prayer. Prayer is so important. God talked to us through the Bible, therefore it is our job to communicate back with Him through prayer. He wants a relationship with you. It's a two-way street.
For me, the more colorful my Bible is, the better. I love gel highlighters, along with colored pens, and sticky tabs to mark passages that mean a lot to me. I gave our class study notebooks (pictured and linked below) with some Bible study essentials and I really think they benefitted from having the tools.
I love to circle a verse in a certain pen color, then write in the margin with that same color something that God lays on my heart, or maybe something that someone else says. I'll do exclamation marks like I talked about above in the notebook paper for my favorite verses. It's nice to look back on, but it also helps me when I study to have these things by my verses.
Below are some of the Bible study tools I purchased for our class. They should be linked with similar or the same products! :)
We even made prayer and Bible study boxes for them to keep their supplies in, as well as their prayers to the Lord! It was such a wonderful idea, and everyone's was so unique. I am truly happy and thankful to the Lord with the way this week turned out!
Purchase exact wooden box here. Most box décor supplies were purchased at A.C. Moore! ;)
Everyone has their ways, this is just how I do my Bible study, and this is how I taught our class in Vacation Bible School. I pray that this blogpost helps you in some sort of way. I hope it helps you deepen your faith and grow in Jesus Christ.
I love you always.
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