how to s.o.a.p.

S.O.A.P.-ing is way to journal as you read through the Bible.  If you don't already have a journal you can purchase one at any bookstore or even at our church office.  

To begin your journey in S.O.A.P.-ing just follow these easy steps:

Enter today's date

Scripture - write the main Scripture

                         "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking,

                         correcting and training in righteousness..."  2 Timothy 3:16

                         God is speaking and He wants to walk daily with you!  Journaling

                         will help you to capture and catalog the lessons e teaches in a way

                         that will help you to grow.

Observation - write what you observe in the Scripture.

                       "I have  hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against

                       you."  Psalms 119:11

                       God wants us to learn His ways and His heart.  We do this by

                       diligently searching His word.  By intently looking at Scripture, we

                       find how God works and a fuller picture of who He is. 

Application - write how the Scripture passage applies to your life.

                     "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what

                      it says."  James 1:22

                       It is the application of God's Word to our lives that begins to

                       transform us from the inside out.  As we allow the Word to be active

                       in us, we are changed into His image.

Prayer - write down your prayer

"The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."  James 5:16

Prayer is how we move the hand of God in our lives, and in the lives of others.  The journaling of prayers allows us to see how God is working.  

Reading plan

SOAP along with Pastor Jeff's upcoming sermon series - Foundations:  How Jesus Can Change Your Life based on Colossians.  

Week One - How Jesus Changes Us

Colossians 1:1-8

Week Two - Habits For Change

Colossians 1:9-14

Week Three - Why Jesus

Colossians 1:15-20

Week Four - How To Be A Sold -Out Believer (part 1)

Colossians 1:21-23

Week Five - How To Be A Sold-Out Believer (part 2)

Colossians 1:24-29

Week Six - How To Be A Sold-Out Believer (part 3)

Colossians 2:1-5

Week Seven - How To Defend Your Foundation (part 1)

Colossians 2:4-7

Week Eight - How To Defend Your Foundation (part 2)

Colossians 2:8-15

Week Nine - How To Defend Your Foundation (part 3)

Colossians 2:16-23

Week Ten - How To Flourish (part 1)

Colossians 3:1-7

Week Eleven - How To Flourish (part 2)

Colossians 3:1-14

Week Twelve - How To Flourish (part 3)

Colossians 3:15 - 4:1

Week Thirteen - How To Flourish (part 4)

Colossians 4:2-6