SOAP

A Bible Reading Plan

July 1 - John 19
July 2 - Mark 16

July 5 - Luke 24
July 6 - John 20-21
July 7 - Matthew 28
July 8 - Proverbs 14:15
July 9 - Psalm 37

July 12 
- Acts 1
July 13 
- Acts 2-3
July 14 - Acts 4-5
July 15 -Acts 6
July 16 
-Acts 7

July 19 
- Acts 8-9
July 20 
- Acts 10-11

July 21 
- Acts 12
July 22 - Acts 13-14
July 23 - Psalm 127

July 26 - James 1-2
July 27 - James 3-5
July 28 -Acts 15-16
July 29 - Galatians 1-3
July 30 - Galatians 4-6



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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.