Bible Engagement: Head Heart Hands

Contributed by: Karen Spoelstra, Diocese of Auckland

biblereadingmethodsHere is a simple method to use when reading scripture: respond with your head, heart and hands.

To make the most of this method, create a space that is quiet and free of distractions from the outside world or from your own busy mind.

Start by reading your chosen Bible passage, then ask yourself the following questions:

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Head

What is happening in this passage? 
What can I learn about God?

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Heart

How does this passage make me feel?  

What might God be saying to me through this passage?

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Hands

How do I respond to this passage? 

What might God want me to do?

It is helpful to write down your responses to these questions in a journal or notebook, or use our Head Heart Hands Worksheet. Feel free to print and hand out this outline to your youth group/leaders.