GROWING: Reading / Praying / Following
S.O.A.P Journal - (after learning a method for reading God's word, students should come to every leader meeting prepared to share 1 thing they learned, and 1 thing they applied that week from reading scripture). see example below:
As followers of Jesus, we learn how hear what He wants to teach us, and obey what He commands us, by reading the bible. "So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 Bible study should include learning truth, and obeying truth. Here is a simple bible study method that can help in your bible study.
S- Begin by writing a small S, at the top left of your journal. The S, stands for scripture. Beside the S, write out the scripture reference that you are reading. After reading the passage also try to add a thought in your own words, that summarizes what is in the passage.
O- on the next line write a small O, which stands for observation. An Observation is what you observe in the passage. We want to know what God is SAYING in this passage. Jot down some key things you observe from the (context) verses before, after and around the passage, in order to learn what God is saying.
A-On the next line write a small A, which stands for Application. An application is how you plan to apply and obey, what God is saying in the passage. Write out how you will plan to do this.
P-On the next line write a small P, which stands for Prayer. It is important to pray and ask God to give you the power to obey what He is saying in the passage. Write out this prayer.
click here to download and print S.O.A.P. Journal: Soap_Journal_and_example.pdf
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FCA resources bible studies: bible studies
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Doing sports God's way: sports Gods way
Don't waste your sports: dont waste your sports
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Heart of a Champion by Roger Lipe: Heart of a Champion