SOAP Guides

THIS WEEK'S DEVOTIONS

Monday

Ephesians 5:8-20    (click to read)
- Do you see yourself more frequently as “darkness” or “light”?
- How does how you live shine light on the darkness? Into what (darker) area of your life is God shining light? 

Tuesday

James 3:13-18   (click to read)
- On a scale of 1-10, how wise are you? How do you know?
- Which quality of wisdom from God do you find most challenging? Most appealing in others?
- Consider meditating on and memorizing James 3:18. 

Wednesday

1 Thessalonians 5:15-22  (click to read)
- How does rejoicing, praying, and giving thanks look like in your life?
- How could making these a habit help you do what is good for everyone and help you reject every kind of evil? 

Thursday

John 12:42-46  (click to read)
- How has Jesus helped you move out of darkness into the light?
- Believing in Jesus means trusting Jesus. How does/would trusting help you care less about what people think and more about people? 

Friday

Ephesians 5:21, 25-33  (click to read)
- Mutual submission honors Jesus (21). In what areas is it difficult for you to submit to others? How could you submit to other brothers and sisters in Christ?
- How can a loving husband help his wife become more like Jesus?
- Who do you know who has been a positive model of this kind of love toward his wife? 

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Last Sunday's Message

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What is SOAP?

SOAP is a method of interacting with Scripture that helps us listen to God and become more like Jesus. Using a daily journal for your SOAP discoveries is very helpful. Begin by praying that the Holy Spirit will guide your thoughts, help you understand the Scripture you are reading, and apply it to your life.

Scripture – Read the text. You might read through slowly, more than once and in more than one version.

Observation – Write down what you see. What is interesting to you in this Scripture? What did you learn? What is the topic or main idea? What catches your attention?

Application – Look for ways that you can apply the Scripture to your own life. What will it look like to live as if it is true? How will you let it change you? How does it challenge your thoughts, attitudes, behavior?

Prayer – Respond to God in prayer. Use the Scripture to guide you. Prayerfully think about what you read and. Commit to following God’s leading and ask the Holy Spirit to help you live out what you have found.