When Discovering Hope in the Psalms: A Creative Bible Study Experience released, at my launch party online from our new boat, I taught my PRIDE Bible Study method that incorporates the inductive Bible study with the creative element that helps us apply the Word with both sides of our brain.
Here is a video link to watch me teach this and notes below are the P.R.I.D.E. steps.
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ… (1 Peter 4:11)
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15)
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men (Col 3:23)
Pray- “Lord, let my expressions of art be both biblical and beautiful. Speak to my soul, guide my heart and hands to give glory to you. Amen
Read- The entire chapter of the verse you selected, or even better, read the chapter before and after too.
Investigate- Use “Bridge” method:
Observation: Interpretation: Application:
Ask questions you want answers to. Try the news reporter method:
Dissect: Look up deeper meaning of words/phrases (O.T was written in Hebrew/ N.T. written in Greek) Reliable tools for deeper understanding: Strong’s Concordance; www.Biblegateway.com; www.Faithlife.com (Logos Bible Software)
Express – Given the knowledge you just learned about the verse and about GOD, as well as how this truth applies to your life, what images or fonts would carry the message best to your heart rst, then to the heart of those who might see your art?
To learn more about Bible Art Journaling: