Does the Bible seem hard to read and understand? Do you have a deep desire to have a meaningful devotional life and yet feel lost the minute you open your Bible? Do you want to know more about God? Are you looking for a simple way to study the Bible?
Welcome to the Simply Color method of coloring your Bible! I can’t wait for you to see how using 8 colored pencils can help you unlock the Bible in a whole new way. Simply Color will help you pick apart verses and gain deeper understanding as you read your Bible.
Here’s how it works! Every time you see one of these phrases during your devotional time, grab the corresponding colored pencil and lightly color the phrase in your Bible. This will help you to quickly recognize different themes as well as deepen your understanding of each verse. For example, anytime you open your Bible and need a promise from God, look for a yellow phrase! Want to know what God is like? Look for a purple verse! Did you memorize something in Colossians, but forget the reference? Look for your favorite colored passage. As you begin to use this approach to your study time, you will be able to quickly identify all of the important themes in each book, the instant you open your Bible! Simply Color is awesome!
So why are we looking for these 8 things?
RED -- Specific phrase of “In Christ” - “In Him” - “In whom” - “Through Him” - “For Him” - “By Him” - “In God”
Why are we looking for these red phrases? We are not defined by our problems, we are defined by our POSITION. As a believer, we are located IN the person of Christ. These phrases reveal what the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ has done for every believer. The entirety of the Bible is God’s revelation of Jesus as the Savior of the world so you will be able to find Jesus even in the Old Testament! When we understand that we are in Christ, we can being to understand our privileges as a child of God.
ORANGE-- Warnings for me
Be careful! We want to understand the boundaries that God has put in place to keep us spiritually and physically safe. What an awesome God to show us where our feet will stumble!
GREY/BLACK -- Specific sins or sin's consequences.
Our sin offends a Holy God and breaks relationship with others. It is critical that we know what sin is and the devastating consequences of poor choices.
YELLOW -- God’s promises.
Why is it important to color God’s promises? We want to know what God wants FOR us and what God’s attitude is toward every believer. There are precious things that God holds in store for us now and in the life to come!
GREEN -- “righteous” - “righteousness” - “justification” - “gospel” - “salvation”
What makes these big green words so important? We need to grasp the grand design of God’s gift of salvation to mankind. Beginning in Genesis and all the way through Revelation the entire Bible is focused on redemption. We need to know who and what saves us, and how we are able to stand blameless before a Holy God.
BLUE -- Commands for me to do.
Commands are so important! We all want to have strength and victory in our Christian walk, so it is important that we understand how God wants us to live. Commands are always for our good and for His glory!
PURPLE -- The attributes and nature of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Why are the purple phrases important? We want to know God! We need to know what His nature is and how He operates. So often our perception of who we think God is and who He says He is in His word are opposite! When we can truly see His heart, His nature and His character, our faith will naturally grow stronger.
PICK YOUR FAVORITE COLOR -- Memorize!
Isn’t it wonderful to come across a passage that speaks right to your situation? By hiding God’s word in your heart and mind you can be reminded of victory, comfort and strength when you don’t have access to the physical Word of God. Try writing the date beside that special verse as a way of reminding yourself of God’s moving in your life!
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