1 John 1:7
The James Method Verse Mapping
For Christmas 2023, I received a James Method Verse Mapping journal. It is a unique way to dive deeply into one verse to learn what it has to say to us, how it connects with the rest of Scripture, and how we can apply what we learned to our lives. The method is based on James 4:8:
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
In this method, you:
Select 1-2 verses
Look at differences between translations
Understand the context
Look at key works and their definitions (I also look at the Greek word since I am trying to learn Greek)
See how the verse fits in with other verses in the Bible through cross references
Understand how this verse shapes our view of God and self
Look for ways to apply the verse to your life
Over the next year, and maybe beyond, I plan to share my verse maps for my paid subscribers. This will provide a bit of insight into where I am in my personal Bible study, which is in addition to the study I do to write the weekly Bible studies that are published on Sundays.
I plan to start my verse mapping by going through 1 John.