H.E.A.R. Bible Study Method

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After reading 1-2 Chapters of Scripture, Highlight the verses that speaks to you by writing out the following:

  • Write down the name of the book.
  • Write down the Chapter and verses.
  • Write down a 1-3 word title (eg. Why does this passage speak to me?)


Engage with the text and wrestle with it’s meaning. Some possible questions to consider include:

  • Who was the passage written to?
  • Why was it written? 
  • How does it fit-in with surrounding verses?
  • What may God be communicating through this passage?


Consider how you may be apply the text in Real Life. Some possible questions to consider include:

  • How can this passage help me?
  • How can I apply this passage in my life today? 
  • What is God saying to me?


Finally, respond to God. This can be done in any number of ways, but make it sincere. 

  • Write out a prayer (eg. Ask God to help you become more loving, or grace-filled, or content, etc.)
  • Commit to a certain action.
  • Who is God inviting me to be? (Or, How will I be different because of what I’ve learned?)
  • What’s my next step in becoming that person?

2 Replies to “H.E.A.R. Bible Study Method”

    1. Yup, I’m very families with the SOAP method as well as others. As a pastor, my hope is just to get people to engage with the Scriptures. Anything that helps somebody to engage with the Scriptures in such a way that they allow the Scriptures to read them instead of them reading the Scriptures is good for me!

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