H.E.A.R. Bible Study Method

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HIGHLIGHT:

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?)

EXPLAIN: 

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?

APPLY: 

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?

RESPOND: 

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?

Summer in the Psalms: July 1

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 44 (see vv. 7, 21)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 30

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 43 (see v. 2)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 29

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 38 (see v. 15)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 28

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 37 (see vv. 9, 13, 17, 23-24, 28, 39-40)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 27

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 36 (see v. 9)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 26

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 34 (see vv. 8-9)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 25

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 33 (see vv. 9, 21)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 24

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 32 (see v. 7)

Who is God?

 

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Summer in the Psalms: June 23

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  • Read the Psalm.
  • Pay close attention to the verse or verses noted.
  • Look for words such as for, because, surely, that. (Note: Not every reading will have one of these terms, but many of them will.)
  • Answer the question: Who is God? 
  • Example: Psalm 92 (see vv. 9-10, 15)
  • Who is God? — God is my refuge and my rock. There is no wickedness in Him! 

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 31 (see vv. 3-4, 21)

Who is God?

 

Click here if you would like to read additional information for this Summer Reading Devotional.