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Lesson Two -- A Look Inside My Binder
Q: How do you keep all your notes and lists organized while you do a Bible Study?
A: I use a binder!!!
If you've been reading my blog, you know how quickly notes and lists can pile up! For me, I keep all my notes in a binder (along with a printed copy of the book I'm studying).
At the front, I keep my Overview Sheet
In the back, I keep my copy of the book for markings (with a wide right margin and plenty of space between lines)
I also keep some loose-leaf pages in the back so I can grab a new page whenever I need one!
So how do I make a binder for myself?
As you can see, I just have loose-leaf paper in a binder! You can easily do the same thing yourself, or even just use a notebook. I prefer the binder to a notebook so that I can add in pages in any order, not just in the order of study. I can also add in illustrations, sermon notes, and other information quickly and easily.
You can use a binder or notebook for each study you do (culminating in a binder/notebook on each Bible book), or you can keep you studies on the computer and just use the binder for active studies (which is my preferred method). Personally, I love the freedom of Microsoft OneNote for creating a digital notebook to store my studies.
After marking my printed copies, I often transfer the markings to my Bible. I may mark every occurrence of the author or recipient during my study, but only a few occurrences in my Bible. Likewise, I may find a marking too over- or understated and change it before transferring. This way, I have more control over what is permanently marked in my Bible.