Read through the Bible in a year
Record specific prayers and answers from God
Celebrate the activity of God in your life and the life of others
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV
The nutrient- rich truths found in the scriptures are what helps to produce healthy and mature believers. We often neglect the time we really need in the word , and that results in a lack of strength.
This year we want to return to reading of the Bible daily. One way to do that is through following a plan that will guide you through the whole Bible over the course of a year. Click the link below to view the plan online (there is an app available for your phone as well)
S.O.A.P BIBLE READING METHOD
When we open the word of God, we are encountering a living book that can impact every part of our life. Because of that , we don't read the bible in the same way we read other books. One method that will help to focus your time is the S.O.A.P. Method
Scripture -Read and write down the scripture.
Observation- Ask God to reveal the truth in the passage you are reading. Note anything that stands out to you as He answers that prayer.
Application- Ask God to show you ways to apply what you have read to your life.
Prayer- Pray for God's help as you apply what you have read.
We want to pay close attention to the work God is doing among us as we continue to read his word and pray. Here are a few ways to help us do that with a friend or with a small group.
1. Call or meet once a week
2. Create a system of friendly (not forceful) accountability
3. Keep a record of prayers and how God answers?
4. Start a simple journal where you write about the bible passages you read each day.
( for example, you can ask ," What did God say to me? " and "What question do I have?")
5. Connect the dots when you discuss scripures with others. Show the relationship between different verses and themes.