S.O.A.P.S. Bible Study Method

Fantastic way to study! Thanks Growing Godly Generations for this one…

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S.O.A.P.S. Bible Study Method

Reading the Bible can be challenging. The Bible books sometimes have funny names. Holding the most sacred book of all history can be intimidating. While the Bible is profound enough for scholarly commentary and academics to debate, it is also simple enough for a child to read and understand the love of Jesus.

A simple method for reading and studying the Bible is called the S.O.A.P.S. method. This acronym can help you in your faith journey for growing closer to God through Scripture.

S: Scripture.bible_8

Read the Bible passage. Typically, this is a few verses or paragraph, sometimes a full chapter. Sometimes you may read the passage multiple times for it to sink in meaningfully. You may consider writing in a journal or underlining a key verse that stands out to you.

If you are skeptic or just starting out in faith, start with one…

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Joy

When things don't go according to plan, which inevitably they won't, what is your reaction? We've had knee surgery, coughs and colds, starting new jobs, and just general stress! My week has had it's share of not so nice days. The first of these days I spent time scrolling through gumtree ads dreaming of the … Continue reading Joy

No other name.

I love music, it really speaks to me.  I have these words from the song "Magnify", written down on a sticky note at my desk to remind me that God is the all being, all-knowing I AM.  To ward off the anxiety that creeps in at times, whispering powerfully, "you are not enough", "why did … Continue reading No other name.

Prodigal

As I left another day's work, I quickly snapped this photo. So beautiful, yet so tormented. A bit like every human being I've ever met. All fighting our own inner demons on some level. https://youtu.be/EI5jsa3D5xo I love this song for the hope it provides to people who (like me) once deviated from their path. I … Continue reading Prodigal

Please don’t tell me that starfish story again!

Thanks to the Scruffyvicar for this one, a good reminder of how our actions can have a ripple effect.

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I used like the Star-fish story, you probably know the one? It is of a man seeing another man on beach which is covered in starfish drying out and dying in the heat of the sun. The man is throwing starfish into the sea. The other man laughs at this fellow, and says to him “there are thousands of star fish you can’t make difference to them all!” To which the guy replied by picking up another starfish and threw it into the sea saying “well, it made a difference to that one!”

It is good to be reminded that everyday acts of kindness can be life-transforming-blessing to other people, that the way we live our lives does speaks volumes and our words can hold life/hope/salvation.

I think we often don’t realize the impact that we can make on the people we meet or the surrounding we are in.

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