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HM 34- Verse Mapping to Study Scripture with Kristy Cambron

By October 23, 2018 October 24th, 2018 One Comment

For more than a decade, Kristy Cambron worked in the corporate world as a trainer and technical writer. Still, she longed for a way to serve Jesus as a part of her work and dreamed of being a novelist and author.

Kristy and her whole family went all in as she pursued the dreams God put in her heart and they surrendered and sacrificed so much for her to transition from her corporate job to become an author.

“I had two solid years of really good rejections, but I was not ready yet. I had so much learning still to do about the craft of writing. But, there was this persistent flicker of a flame on my heart that God was calling me to follow him and be a communicator. Now, five years in, I’ve learned it was never about being an author, it was about following Jesus.”

Now, after a successful start as a novelist, Kristy also teaches about verse mapping which is a way to study and research scripture to go deeper with your faith. This interest came out of her own deep need to read and understand scripture.

“I wanted to need the word of God like it was oxygen. All these big changes in my life centered on getting into the word of God and spending time with the Holy Spirit as my guide.”

Kristy provides step-by-step instructions on what you need and how to get started in verse mapping in her studies on the books of Act and Luke. She’s also written several historical fiction novels.


Five Steps to Verse Mapping:

  1. Verse: Select a verse to map
  2. Design: Write your verse in several translations and identify keywords or phrases
  3. Develop: Look up keywords and discover any underlying meanings
  4. Actions: Research and document the people, places and context referenced
  5. Outcome: Write a one- to two-sentence summary of what you learned and anchor the verse to your life

Hello Mornings Habits

  • Worship brings you into the presence of God. Currently listening to Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” on repeat.
  • When you can’t consistently make it to the gym, try to focus more on your nutrition.
  • Respond when God is moving on your heart. He is faithful and you can trust him.
  • Verse mapping is writing a verse down in multiple versions, underlining key phrases and researching them in their original languages. Dive into the context of the verse, both the setting and history and ask God for the outcome for you from the verse.
  • Wait on the Lord to figure out where to start on verse mapping. Is there something specific on your heart you need to dive deeper in? Or try it in a group.

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  • Deborah says:

    I just want to say that in the last week or so I’ve been trying to figure out how to go forward with my devotion time. I journaled for the whole month of the December and am currently doing a 500 word per day challenge and I’m using my journal time in the morning as well as my blog posts to write every day. I love asking the Lord questions and digging deep and matching history and culture with what’s written in the Bible. The traditional devotional just wasn’t doing it for me. I’m loving this method and I’m going to try it from tomorrow… especially since the Lord has given me some verses to use to create a devotional.

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