Category Archives for "Scripture Study Techniques"

Dec 14

The 3+ Levels of Topical Guide Study

Watch the New Topical Guide in Action The New Topical Guide in Scripture Notes Remember in April 2017 when President Russell M. Nelson issued a challenge to young adults to study all the topics in the Topical Guide on Jesus Christ? Did you feel daunted by that task? Just looking up those verses is a […]

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Storing Longer Quotes
Sep 27

How to Store Large Quotes with and without References

Last week I shared how to store questions in Scripture Notes in a few different ways. Today I want to show how to store large quotes that have scripture references in them. Storing large quotes with references This past week I was reading and found this statement by Hugh Nibley that I wanted to store. […]

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question and answer
Sep 20

3 Ways to Ask Questions in Scripture Notes

Asking questions is a key to getting revelation. Without asking, we can’t receive. John 16:24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. While serving on my mission, I remember one night pondering what it meant to be endowed. I had only been able […]

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Scripture Study Techniques 11 - Lists and Patterns
Jul 26

Scripture Study Technique 11 – Lists and Patterns

Have you ever noticed how many lists there are in the scriptures? Sometimes a list is just a few items in a single verse. Other lists have many items scattered throughout the scriptures which require searching them out to create the list. I inherited a book from my father called Wilmington’s Book of Bible Lists. […]

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Deductive and Inductive Scripture Study Techniques
Jul 19

Scripture Study Technique 10: Deductive & Inductive Study

This is part 10 of our continuing series on scripture study techniques. Watch or read for information on the deductive and inductive methods of studying the scriptures. Some years ago, I attended a church meeting where a Sunday School teacher said, “now nobody quote me on this, but I think baptism is required for salvation.” […]

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Scripture Study Techniques 9 single verse sessions
May 03

Single Scripture Verse Study Sessions

This post is part of a series of scripture study tips which you can view on our posts or our YouTube playlist for scripture study techniques. Do you set reading goals for your scripture study time? What would appropriate goals look like? Would they be to complete a book of scripture in a given period […]

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Scripture Study Techniques 8 Diagramming
Apr 26

Scripture Study Technique 8: Diagramming the One Lesson

Learning Styles – Painting Pictures Ever hear the idea that everyone has a different learning style? That some people are visual, audible, or tactile learners? It’s a popular theory, but it’s false. A study by several psychologists showed there is no evidence of this. Someone may have a preference for how they want to learn […]

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Apr 19

Inasmuch – Tangents in the Book of Mormon

I recently made a presentation to attendees of the FIRM Foundation conference regarding Scripture Notes. I wanted to share something from the scriptures and demonstrate the power of searching the scriptures. The presentation was titled “If/Then Statements in the Book of Mormon.” I wrote a little about this in the blog post a few weeks […]

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Scripture Study Technique 6 - Handling Quotes
Apr 12

Scripture Study Technique 6 – Handling Quotes

(This is part 6 of the ongoing series on Scripture Study Techniques & Tips.) Transcript of video: Have you ever been sitting in a meeting and heard a great quote? Maybe you even asked the speaker for a copy of it or a reference to it so you could look it up later. What do […]

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