In The Word
John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” If we as believers are going to continue to grow, we have to stay committed to reading HIS WORD! We are about to begin a journey together for the next 16 weeks continuing to grow in the Word together. We are going to be reading through 1st Corinthians as a church. As we begin this journey, we are offering Digital SOAP Journals to help you throughout this journey. Read more below about how you can use your SOAP Journal and Reading Plan.
Digital SOAP Journals & REading plan
Whether you view it on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or even print it out, download the In The Word Digital Soap Journal now to help you walk through 1 Corinthians.
HOW DO I USE MY SOAP JOURNAL?
To start each week, you will read the entire chapter of Scripture on Sunday. On Monday through Friday, you will have passages of Scripture to read Monday through Friday and use the SOAP method to break down these Scripture passages. On Saturday of each week, reflect on what you have read and written in your journal for the week. On Sundays, Pastor Brian will be preaching on the previous week's reading. The SOAP method is broken down into four parts: Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer.
Open your Bible to the reading each day. Don’t rush through reading each day. Take time to read it and allow God to speak to you. When you are done reading, look for a verse that spoke to you. Write this verse in your journal under the S.
As you read from each day’s passage of Scripture, what do you think God is saying to you from this passage? Write your observations of this Scripture under the O.
After you have observed what you have read, you need to personalize what you have read. Ask yourself how this
passage of Scripture applies to your life right now. Write how this Scripture can apply to you today under A.
End your journal for the day with a prayer. It may be thanking God, asking God to help you use this passage of Scripture in your life, or asking for guidance from God. This is your time to have a conversation with God. Talk with Him and also listen to Him. Write your prayer out under P.
To help you with your daily Scripture reading, we recommend using the Dwell Audio Bible app and the Bible app by YouVersion.
The Dwell Audio Bible app is considered the "Spotify of Scripture" as it allows you to listen to Scripture on your smartphones and tablets. The Dwell Audio Bible app is available to download for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Click here to create your free Dwell account through CMC.
The Bible app by YouVersion offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online in 2,053 Bible versions and in 1,368 languages for free. The YouVersion app is available to download for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.