Church-wide bible

reading plan



Week of December 30

Sunday: Galatians 5

Monday: Galatians 6

Tuesday: James 1

Wednesday: James 2

Thursday: James 3

Friday: James 4

Saturday: James 5

Week of January 6

Sunday: Psalm 16

Monday: Matthew 3

Tuesday: Matthew 4

Wednesday: Matthew 5

Thursday: Matthew 6

Friday: Matthew 7

Saturday: Proverbs 12

Week of January 13

Sunday: Psalm 17
Monday: Matthew 8
Tuesday: Matthew 9
Wednesday: Matthew 10
Thursday: Matthew 11
Friday: Matthew 12
Saturday: Proverbs 13

Week of January 20

Sunday: Psalm 18
Monday: Matthew 13
Tuesday: Matthew 14
Wednesday: Matthew 15
Thursday: Matthew 16
Friday: Matthew 17
Saturday: Proverbs 14

Week of January 27

Sunday: Psalm 19
Monday: Matthew 18
Tuesday: Matthew 19
Wednesday: Matthew 20
Thursday: Matthew 21
Friday: Matthew 22
Saturday: Proverbs 15

Week of February 3

Sunday: Psalm 20
Monday: Matthew 23
Tuesday: Matthew 24
Wednesday: Matthew 25
Thursday: Matthew 26
Friday: Matthew 27
Saturday: Matthew 28
Sunday: Psalm 21

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Reading and reflecting on Scripture is a powerful catalyst in your spritual journey, whether you are exploring a relationship with Jesus or have walked with Him for many years. As a church, we will provide you with support, encouragement, and tools to engage God's word. Reading and reflecting on Scripture is a personal discipline. It will be up to you to read, reflect, and discuss.

How can I get started? 

One of the most practical tools we can provide is called the SOAPS study method, which is outlined below.  Pick up your own SOAPS Journal in the foyer at Live Oak.

  What is SOAPS? 

The SOAPS acrostic is designed to help you read and reflect on a passage of Scripture. Journaling helps us hear from God and more importantly apply what you have read to your life and circumstances.  


How does it work?

 -Read a passage of Scripture from a reading plan (you can find reading plans at and other online bibles, but Live Oak will almost always have a Church-wide reading plan in place that follows the current Sunday series.) 

-Turn to a fresh page in your journal. 

- Write today’s date and follow this model…



Write down the main Scripture that stood out to you from a section of reading.



Write down what you have seen in the Scripture. What? When? Where? How? What is happening or what is being communicated? What is God trying to say to me through this part of His Word?



Personalize what you have just read and write down how it applies to your life.  Ask yourself, “How will my life be different because of what I just read?” “How does it apply to my life right now?”



Write out your prayer. This can be as simple as asking God to help you use the Scripture, or it may be a greater insight He is revealing to you. Make it honest and heartfelt!



While journaling is a very personal time, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your family, friends, or small group. By sharing with others, you may gain new insight or encourage others. 


Check out a sample SOAPS Journal entry here: SOAPS_Journal_sample.pdf

Check out these links to help you engage Scripture:

4 Small Words by Jarrett Stevens

How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stewart

Also...Visit our media library and find the series called BIBLE DIY.  This was a 4 part series that will encourage and give you such practical insight into engaging and understanding Scripture.

Email us if you have questions about engaging God's Word