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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Outreach/Bible Marking
| General Conference
|| Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 2001
- 1 1. Complete the following:
- 2 2. List five guidelines you would consider before starting to mark your Bible.
- 3 3. Complete the following:
- 4 4. Complete the following:
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
Earning this honor meets a requirement for:
This Honor is a component of the Spiritual Growth and Ministries Master Award.
Investiture Achievement requirements for RANGER Spiritual Discovery which require Bible Marking on the topic of inspiration of the Bible. VOYAGERS Spiritual Discovery includes a requirement to prepare and present a Bible study on one of the 28 Fundamental Beliefs. GUIDES Spiritual Discovery includes an opportunity to mark your Bible with the steps to lead someone else to Jesus.
1. Complete the following:
a. Name five different methods of Bible Marking.
b. Explain how each method would be used.
c. List advantages and disadvantages of each.
Questions a, b and c are answered together below.
In this method, you first choose a topic and come up with a very short key for it. For instance, "Salvation by Grace" might become "SbG" or even "SG". Then you find a blank page either near the front or near the back of your Bible and write the title, the key, and the first reference, such as Col 2:14. You then turn to that reference in the Bible, and in the margin near the first reference, you write the key plus the reference to the next verse. Continue doing this until you annotate the final verse with the key and the letter "F" (for "final").
Choose a color for the topic. As you read your Bible, when you come across a passage having to do with that topic, you mark a line down the margin starting where that topic begins, and ending where the topic ends. If the passage has a subheading and the entire passage has to do with the topic, underline the subheading with that color.
1. Where you have found two or more texts speaking about the same subject you can, alongside one of these texts, in the margin, write the reference to those other texts. Then go to those other texts and write the reference of the first text. 2. If it is to do with only a word or a phrase from the text that you wish to support from other texts, then place an "R" alongside that word or phrase.
|Highlighting or Underlining|
2. List five guidelines you would consider before starting to mark your Bible.
- Choose a Bible that suits your needs. If you will need wide margins to write in the cross reference system OR if you need space to write notes for the number system, choose a Bible with wide margins.
- Choose a method that suits your needs.It generally better to use only one method of marking in a Bible. If you wish to try another method, use a different Bible.
- Choose a marker that will not bleed through the page. If in doubt, make a small test mark before you begin, and make sure it does not show through on the other side of the page.
- Do not overmark your Bible. Too many marks make it almost unreadable, so keep it simple.
- Do not use too many colors, but when using multiple colors, make sure they are distinct.
- Plan before you start, and have a definite aim in marking the Bible.
- Don't mark an heirloom Bible. For instance, Gramma Tillie's Bible with her ancestry recorded within is not an appropriate choice for marking. Get a new Bible if you need to. Thrift stores that accept books often have many (sadly) barely used Bibles for sale, and many churches buy Bibles in bulk for evangelism series, or have a collection of Bibles to give away. Do not let cost prevent you from completing this honor.
- If there are not enough blank sheets at the end of your Bible, you can carefully add more by gluing them in. Cut the paper to size, and use a little glue along its edge. Then slide the glued edge as far back into the spine as you can.
- Choose a translation you will enjoy reading and find easy to understand. This will make the process much more enjoyable.
3. Complete the following:
a. What method would you follow for giving a Bible study and why?
b. And mark your Bible for two topics/subjects using this method.
These methods are good for sharing the Bible with another person:
- Chain Reference
- Subject Lists
4. Complete the following:
a. What methods would you use for ongoing devotional study and why?
b. And mark your Bible for two topics/subjects using one of these methods, and using a minimum of ten texts each.
These methods are good for personal study
- Chain Reference
- Color Coding
- Cross Reference
- Subject Lists
The Stewardship honor starts out with a nice Bible study.
- South Pacific Division notes on teaching this honor
- Trainer Notes for this honour from the South Pacific Division. (You will need a username to access this document.)