SOAP Guides

THIS WEEK'S DEVOTIONS

Monday

Ephesians 1:4-6   (click to read)
- Perfect unity comes from being united under a perfect God. What brings division to God’s family?  
- What can you do to help grow unity in your church? With other churches?

Tuesday

Colossians 3:11-17   (click to read)
- What hinders unity between God’s ethnically, culturally, racially, socio-economically diverse children?
- What benefits/difficulties would come from investing more time together with brothers and sisters in Christ who are different from you?  

Wednesday

Revelation 5:9-10   (click to read)
- This is a vision of heaven. John, the Apostle, and writer use a fourfold description of the people Jesus ransomed for God seven times (5:9; 7:9; 10:11; 11:9; 13:7; 14:6; 17:15)! What point do you think he is making?
- How easy is it for you to interact with culturally, linguistically, ethnically, and geographically different people from you? 

Thursday

Romans 10:8-15  (click to read)
- How does this reflect the saying “the ground at the foot of the cross is level”?
- Has God grown your interest in sharing Jesus with others? What could you do to improve your heart for people, especially those who are different from you?

Friday

Ephesians 4:7-13  (click to read)
- What does the diversity of gifts and roles tell us about how God’s family functions best?
- In what ways can you help build up the body of Christ and help mature brothers and sisters in Christ?

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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.