Suggestions for a Successful Study
It is the prayer of Woman at the Well Ministries that you join us in a disciplined study of God’s Word. Choose a topic and just a few verses a day for an in-depth study of God’s Word.
Find a quiet place where you can be alone with God. Determine a specific time that you want to spend time studying the Word of God and then keep that time as if it is an important appointment. Use a notebook or journal, something you can keep your notes in so that you can refer to them from time to time.*Pray each time you begin your study. *Pray for God to open up His Word to your heart. *Pray that you will be bold enough to apply the principles of the Bible to your life. *Pray that God speaks to you in a way that you clearly understand.
Read the passage through completely. Reading it out loud helps you to hear things that you might not see if you read it quietly.Here is an example for John 3:16. Read each verse individually, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
WHAT DOES IT SAY?Write the scripture you are studying in your notebook, and for each verse, determine what each verse is saying by discovering the main thought. Example: God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Write each of these thoughts in your notebook or journal. Read the passage completely through again.Example: God loved the world so much that He gave us His son, so that by believing on Him we will have life in heaven forever.