PURPOSE/THEME: How to do a chart for Bible Study
SUBJECT (What the author's talking about): How to provide an outline/overview of the book
COMPLEMENT (What he's saying about the subject): Turn an outline sideways and embellish artfully.
In order to get an accurate overview of a book of the Bible or a chapter or even a section, a chart is helpful.
A chart enables you to grasp the major themes and emphases at a glance.
Knowing the overall contents of a book can help you understand the individual sections.
TO DO A CHART:
1) Turn a piece of paper sideways
2) Draw a horizontal line two thirds of the way or sodown the page
3) Lightly pencil lines corresponding to the Book's chapters or major divisions
4) Read the text, noting key phrases and words on your chart
ABOVE THE CENTER LINE
1) Excerpt key passages
2) Note major structure
3) Refine major divisions
4) Add appropriate subdivisions
BELOW THE CENTERLINE
1) Give each section a title
2) Synthesize sections into subdivisions if possible
3) Note where key words or themes appear
4) Add color and imagination as available
BENEFITS OF CHART HOW TO START HOW TO CONTINUE HOW TO FINISH
Why do a Chart How To Do a Chart
THE W H Y AND H O W OF D O I N G A B I B L E S T U D Y C H A R T
(See What to look for in Observation)
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