This is a “work sheet” so to speak, designed for new Christians and anyone else who feels they need to exercise their meditation muscles. Feel free to save this page to your desktop, if you wish. I also recommend printing these pages out, both for personal use and use in a discipleship setting. While I still prefer that you notify me first, you do have my full permission to share and or distribute this booklet (provided you’re not charging the recipient, that is. You don’t have to share the $, I don’t want people charging for this in the first place is all) If you really find these exercises helpful, you can use these same methods to study other passages from the bible.Instructions:
Before each lesson (there are six in all, each using a different passage from the bible), pray for God to speak to you through His word what He wants you to learn and ask him to open your heart to understanding the word. Then, read the passage. After you have read the passage, ask the Lord to reveal one particular verse to focus on. Write the verse down on a sheet of paper. Then meditate on that verse (read it over several times, prayerfully seeking the truth in the verse) for several minutes, then, with that verse in mind, reread the passage, praying for God to show you how the passage as a whole impacts this special word. Write down anything the lord shows you in the passage. Read what you have written, praying for the lord to show you anything you’ve written that is not from him. It is suggested that you then prayerfully re-read the passage, but this is optional. Some exercises include supplemental readings that you are encouraged to read that could be useful in your seeking. If you seek Him honestly in this, He will speak to you this way!
An easy (but nonetheless important) one to start31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
33They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, “You will be made free’?”
34Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
—John 8:31-36, NKJV