REAP Bible Study Method

Whether you’re just getting started reading the Bible, or whether you’ve read it for many years, the REAP method may be helpful to you.

REAP stands for:

Read, Examine, Apply, Pray.

Rather than explain it in more detail, I’ll just let you download the REAP STUDY METHOD as it will explain itself. All you need is a Bible, a journal, and the Holy Spirit to guide you. If you’d like a simpler bookmark version for yourself or a group you’re leading, you can download that here (reap bookmark).*

For me, the main thing is having a regular time and place to sit down, ask Jesus to guide my time with Him (pray verses like 2 Tim. 3:16 and Hebrews 4:12 as found in section one), read, and pray what stands out. There are no rules about when to have this time each day – I know many Godly people who do this before bed, while others do it in the morning or even in the afternoon after work. With that said, I do like Psalm 5:3, “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” So, assuming that time in the word will follow with prayer, I like this thought of laying my requests before God and waiting in expectation all day. Plus, I know for me if it doesn’t happen in the morning, the likelihood of it happening at all significantly decreases. Nonetheless, find what works for you and just go for it – there’s no rules with this.

I hope this resource is helpful and if you have any feedback, please let me know.



*I’m grateful for Sent church for developing this (we simply adapted it for a study we’re leading on James).

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