The podcast is on break this week for some much need rest and relaxation. In the meantime, here are 15 things to do during the break.
On your current study:
- If you skipped or missed a lesson, study it now to fill it in the gaps.
- Explore one of the “rabbit trails” you didn’t have time to explore earlier.
- Organize your notes so they will make sense to you when you look at them in 10 years.
- Write a 1 paragraph summary of the main theme(s).
- Revise/combine your chapter outlines in an overall summary of the book which you can use in the future to quickly remember the flow and content of the book.
- Identify key verses to remind you of the main points and themes.
- Using your outline and theme summary, write a summary of what you learned.
- Reflect, meditate and/or journal about what you learned.
Prepare for your next study:
- Read a new book on how to study the Bible. For example, if you plan to study Old Testament prophecy next, read something that will increase your understanding of Hebrew poetry.
- Research the culture and/or historical setting of the next book you plan to study.
- Decide which commentaries you want to use to supplement your next study.
- Read through your next study in 3 different translations.
Do something different:
- Read something completely different. For example, if your last study was inductive, read something devotional or topical.
- Invite a friend for coffee and ask each other questions about what you learned. This can be especially fun if your friend was in a different study.
- Relax and revisit one of your favorite devotionals.