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Color Coding
LDS Scripture Study: Color Coding

LDS Scripture Study: Color Coding

Color coding your LDS Scriptures is a great technique that works for beginners, experts, adults, or children. It's how I first came to love my daily study time and to realize the true value of the LDS scriptures.

First buy some good quality colored pencils or scripture marking crayons/pens. Make sure they won't show or bleed through to the other side as the pages of LDS scriptures are very thin. I used a set of Pioneer Markers (actually crayons) that worked perfectly, available in 12 or 6 colors. (Other brand: 18, 12, 6)

Then mark LDS scriptures either words, phrases, verses, or entire sections in a color that you associate with a specific topic or subject. Here's the list of categories I used for each color although you can make your own with more or less colors/subjects:
  1. Red = Heavenly Father, Christ
  2. Peach = Holy Ghost
  3. Orange = Charity, Services
  4. Light Yellow = Faith, Hope
  5. Dark Yellow = Repentance
  6. Gold = Creation, Fall
  7. Pink = Righteousness of People
  8. Light Green = Salvation, Eternal Life
  9. Dark Green = Prophecies yet to be fulfilled
  10. Light Blue = Prayer
  11. Dark Blue = Wickedness of People/Evil Works
  12. Purple = Prophecies already fulfilled
  13. Brown = Baptism
The two different ways I marked my LDS scriptures was either to underline the entire verse, or outline it and any other corresponding verses before and after it.

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