All the Bible Study Method Acronyms on one page - plus the ones I recommend and free printables!

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Who knew? I went to look up a few Bible study method acronyms, and lo and behold, I found a gazillion!

Well, of course I’m exaggerating.

It just felt like a gazillion when I was looking up each and every one!

I actually found 21 (and more since then) – which is about 4 times more than I was expecting.

A-Z List of Bible study acronyms plus free worksheet!

So, I have listed them all (with their websites) here.

There is no need for you to have to do all that work again! And since I’m somewhat of a research nerd, I am happy to do it.

Especially since it’s for a good cause – my favorite cause – Bible study!

Bible Study Worksheet for SOAP

Just take a gander at all these! And when you’re done, I’ll let you in on the ones I recommend.

The Comprehensive List of Bible Study Acronyms

APPLE – Attributes of God, Promises of God, Principles for Life, Lesson Learned or Sin to Avoid, Example to Follow

4 C’s – Character, Condition, Change, Communicate

FACTS – Facts, Application, Commands, Thanksgiving, Sins

FEAST – Focus, Engage, Assess, Spark, Turn

HEAR – His Word, Examine It, Apply It, Respond in Prayers

JOY – Just write it, Observe what you see, Your heart’s response

LEGACY – Location, Essence, Genre, Author, Context, Years

OIA – Observation, Interpretation, Application

5 P’s – Position Yourself, Pour Over/Paraphrase, Pull Out Principles, Pose Questions, Plan Obedience and Pin Down the Date

9 P’s{Psst – this one’s mine!} Pledge, Plot, Pre-Pick, Pretty, Pray, Pertinence, Pen to Paper, Ponder, Probe

POWER – Prayer, Observe, Write, Envision, Response

PRAISE – Pray, Read, Assess, Investigate, Submit, Express

PRESS – Pray, Read, Examine, Summarize, Share

PROSPER – Pray, Read, Observe, Study, Ponder, Engage, Repetitive Action

PSALM – Paraphrase, Study, Analyze, Learn, Meditate

5 R’s – Read, Rewrite, Restate, Relate/Reveal, Respond

REAP – Reference, Explore, Application, Prayer

REST – Read, Engage, Savor, Take Charge

SALT – Supplication, Absorb, Learn, Thanksgiving

SOAK – Scripture, Observation, Application, Kneeling in Prayer

SOAP – Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer

SPACEPETS – Sin to confess? Promise to claim? Attitude to change? Command to obey? Example to follow? Prayer to pray? Error to avoid? Truth to believe? Something to praise God for?

WORD – Write, Observe, Relevant, Declare

*Please let me know if you find any more Bible study acronyms – I will keep this list updated.

All the Bible Study Method Acronyms on one page - plus the ones I recommend and 3 free printables!

What creativity in all those acronyms!

I am a fan of anything that will help me – and you – study the Bible.

So, I made us a set of printables to do just that.

And of course, they had to be pretty!


The watercolor printables shown here can be used with most all of the acronyms on the list! There are a couple that won’t fit, but I’m sure they can be adapted if you write small. Or draw some lines here and there. {grin} If you get really desperate, just let me know and I’ll make you one to match. Yes, Really!

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So where can you get this multi-functional 3-pack of Bible Study Worksheets?

Well, all my email subscribers got them in their inbox for free!

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But not today!

It’s a great day, because I have loaded the whole set of watercolor worksheets into my Insider Printables Gallery.

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Free Bible Study Acronym Worksheet Printable Pack

Now I know I promised you that I’d tell you which acronyms I recommend. And I will. But truth be told, I am a little biased since I have one on the list!

I used the SOAP method years ago it’s definitely a winner!

However, these days I am partial to the 9 P’s Method. It has truly changed my heart and brings me joy every single day!

But honestly, I think ANY of these methods would be great! You need to pick the one that will work for you. The one that resonates with you.

The one that inspires you to study God’s Word.

Free Bible Study Printable Worksheet

There is only one thing that I would add to every one of these methods.

Before you start studying, pray this verse:

Psalm 119:18 (NLT): Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.

We need the Holy Spirit in order to understand Scripture.

Luke 24:45 (ESV): Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

So that is why I hand-lettered that prayer and put it front and center on your free worksheets.

I can’t wait to hear which acronym you pick!

Let me know on my instagram or facebook page.

*My prayer for you is … that this blog will inspire you to open your Bible every single day to seek God’s face and write His Word on your heart – because HE’S the key to lasting heart change!

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