SOAP

A Bible Reading Plan

July
July 1 - 1 Peter 1
July 2 - 1 Peter 2
July 3 - 1 Peter 3
July 4 - 1 Peter 4
July 5 - 1 Peter 5
July 8 - 2 Peter 1
July 9 - 2 Peter 2
July 10 - 2 Peter 3
July 11 - Hebrews 1
July 12 - Hebrews 2
July 15 - Hebrews 3
July 16 - Hebrews 4
July 17 - Hebrews 5
July 18 - Hebrews 6
July 19 - Hebrews 7
July 22 - Hebrews 8
July 23 - Hebrews 9
July 24 - Hebrews 10
July 25 - Hebrews 11
July 26 - Hebrews 12
July 29 - Hebrews 13
July 30 - 2 John 1
July 31 - 3 John 1

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A New Way to Read the Bible! 

What is SOAP?

SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer.  SOAP is a journaling method that helps us grow in God’s Word by recording our thoughts, emotions, and connections when Reading the bible.  We use the SOAP method, along with the SOAP reading schedule to help us in our journey to a better life found in Jesus Christ.

Scripture

Write down the portion of Scripture you will journal on. This is usually a short section that you have underlined or marked as you were reading.

Observation

Write down your thoughts and observations of the passage.

Application

Write down how you will apply this passage to your life today.

Prayer

Write down a prayer to God about your experience today.

How to use a SOAP Journal: 

Before you start, pray for God to show you how to apply the reading to your life today. Use the reading schedule to find today’s Scripture. Then begin reading today's scripture.  As you read, underline or write down anything that speaks to you as a personal word to be applied. When you read with an open heart, God will give you words of encouragement, direction, and correction. When you finish reading, use SOAP to write down how God’s word impacted you.

 


 

Resources:

Read The bible anywhere you go  Bible.com 
SOAP Journal: 1 week Sample Journal Download

 


 

 *The S.O.A.P. method is a guide for personal study and journaling that is widely used by many churches. It was adapted from the book, Divine Mentor by Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, Lead Pastor of New Hope Church in Honolulu, Hawaii.