Dominie's Bible Coloring Method
A fun and colorful way to study the Bible and stay focused!
My colored pencil set
has 2 colors on each pencil.
1) I take just a few
verses at a time (low level of comprehension....ha) and using the Bible
Coloring Chart (below). I look for a few themes to see if there are any
words I can color in. I usually start with DARK GREEN just to catch the nouns (people,
places, God) and get my mind focused on what I'm reading.
2) Then I look over the chart
a little more to see if there are any words that can be circled or underlined in
a particular color.
3) Then I use the
Bible Marking Key (below) and look for themes that can be
written in RED beside the verse.
(I compiled this list based on years of noticing recurring themes when I
did my Bible coloring. I ran out of colors, so I decided to write these
themes in red beside the verses.)
4) The last thing I do is mark in YELLOW any verses that I want to remember, need to
act on, etc. These are the verses I read when I'm in a hurry and just need
some quick inspiration/direction for the day.
Here is a sample page
of colored scriptures, so you can see how this looks when
The greatest thing for me is
that when the page is finished, just by looking at the colors, I know right
away what topics are in that chapter. In the example above, you see a lot
of BROWN. This means there are
things to avoid (sin, evil, wrong) - in this case it is about our
speech - boasting, backbiting (slander), unedifying words, etc. In other passages,
you will see different colors. For example, Hebrews 11 will have a lot of
ORANGE (the FAITH chapter). I
Corinthians 13 will have a lot of words circled in
RED (the LOVE chapter). The book of Daniel where the angel
Gabriel speaks with him will have a lot of PURPLE
- and so will the chapters surrounding
Jesus' birth in the New Testament gospels, because angels had a lot to do with
that time of history.
Well, this isn't a perfect
method, but it's fun. You may find things you want to change or
omit. You can adapt it to your own particular needs or study
interests. It's amazing that
even when I am "fogged" or tired, I can still keep my mind focused on what I'm
reading, because coloring in the themes is so much fun!!! I am much
more faithful with Bible study when I do this!
The Ladies' Bible Study
classes where I taught this coloring method just LOVED it - but I
don't think most men are into color that much - at least not associating colors
with themes. For example, most guys think blue is blue, but I use various
shades: NAVY BLUE,
LIGHT BLUE &
TURQUOISE and they all mean different
things. (Oh well!)
I have a separate Bible at home that I do my coloring in, and I take a different Bible to church. The one I take to church I use for writing down inspirational things I hear from the pulpit. One day when I am very old and in a nursing home (if I live that long, have my wits about me, and can still read and comprehend), these two Bibles will be my greatest treasures. They are SPIRITUAL GOLD MINES!!!
I hope you enjoy the coloring method to absorb more of God's Word! You can right-click on any chart above, select "Save Image As," then print it out (in color). Or write firstname.lastname@example.org if you want the charts emailed to you.