How to do Verse Mapping
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Have you ever read a passage in the Bible and thought, “there has to be more to the story?” That’s where verse mapping comes in. Check out my post on “What is verse mapping?”
Its researching in-depth scripture and getting a greater understanding of God’s word. The 5 step process that Kristy Cambron outlines in her NIV Verse Mapping Bible: Find Connections in Scripture Using a Unique 5-Step Process and Verse Mapping Bible Study Journal
It’s a great way to begin your verse mapping journey. Verse mapping is a fun and exciting way to discover the intricacies of God’s word.
The 5 Step process is simple and illustrated in the NIV Verse Mapping Bible: Find Connections in Scripture Using a Unique 5-Step Process as you explore how God’s word is connected. There are surprises and revelations through the process. It also deepens and expands on the importance of God’s word.
Verse Mapping for all ages
Not only has it been great to explore the NIV Verse Mapping Bible, but there is also an NIV Verse Mapping Bible for Girls, which is a great way to establish Bible study habits for our young girls. Knowing the background and the concepts of God’s word is a great foundation for hiding the Word in our children’s hearts.
The NIV Verse Mapping Bible for girls has prompted and pages to help girls navigate the process of verse mapping.
What do you need to Verse Map?
I would suggest a few supplies to begin your verse mapping journey.
- and the most important, a Bible.
Any version of the Bible will do because, like your map, you will have the opportunity to explore other versions reflecting how they are similar or different. I believe beginning with the NIV Verse Mapping Bible: Find Connections in Scripture Using a Unique 5-Step Process version is a great beginning to your map. As you explore more, you will seek out other versions.
Why Verse Map?
As we grow and walk in our faith, our knowledge and relationship with God should reflect our growth.
Hebrews 5:12-14 ESV
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Learning new processes and skills is a great way to further your knowledge of God’s word. So, the big question I often get is:
How do you verse map?
It’s straightforward but time-consuming. You can spend hours exploring the depths of God’s word but the knowledge and details we put into learning about our Lord and Saviors. Prunes and grows us in so many new ways. To deepen your bible reading and unpack the meaning of scripture, Kristy Cambron shares 5 steps in her NIV Verse Mapping Bible: Find Connections in Scripture Using a Unique 5-Step Process and Verse Mapping Bible Study Journal.
I love the journal because it gives you large pages to begin your verse mapping journey.
Each page guides you step by step to unpack God’s Word.
Step 1) Is the Verse?
Step 3) Is Developing the verse? This is where the real work begins of researching and learning more about God’s word. Kristy elaborates on this process and shares examples in both the NIV Verse Mapping Bible: Find Connections in Scripture Using a Unique 5-Step Process and Verse Mapping Bible Study Journal of verse maps on popular verses.
Step 4) Is action. I love this part because it’s not just the actions you will take but also the verse’s actions. I feel this is what brings scripture alive and makes it applicable.
Step 5) Is the outcome, the results of your research, and map and conclusion to your study.
An additional bonus is there are Study prompts in teh Verse map journal to challenge your understanding and perspective.
I am in love with the NIV Verse Mapping Bible: Find Connections in Scripture Using a Unique 5-Step Process and Verse Mapping Bible Study Journal. I really want to learn more about God’s word this year, and having the process of verse mapping helps me get real about Bible study and learn and grow so much in God’s word. I also love that it has the NIV Verse Mapping Bible for Girls as a companion to pass the studying techniques to many girls; if you’re looking for a way to grow in your study, I highly recommend trying the verse mapping process with these Bibles and Journals.
Have you ever tried verse mapping before?