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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



Week of February 10

Sunday: Psalm 21

Monday: Hebrews 1

Tuesday: Hebrews 2

Wednesday: Hebrews 3

Thursday: Hebrews 4

Friday: Hebrews 5

Saturday: Proverbs 16


Week of February 17

Sunday: Psalm 22

Monday: Hebrews 6

Tuesday: Hebrews 7

Wednesday: Hebrews 8

Thursday: Hebrews 9

Friday: Hebrews 10

Saturday: Proverbs 17


Week of February 24

Sunday: Psalm 23

Monday: Hebrews 11

Tuesday: Hebrews 12

Wednesday: Hebrews 13

Thursday: Romans 1

Friday: Romans 2

Saturday: Proverbs 18


Week of March 3

Sunday: Psalm 24

Monday: Romans 3

Tuesday: Romans 4

Wednesday: Romans 5

Thursday: Romans 6

Friday: Romans 7

Saturday: Proverbs 19


Week of March 10

Sunday: Psalm 25

Monday: Romans 8

Tuesday: Romans 9

Wednesday: Romans 10

Thursday: Romans 11

Friday: Romans 12

Saturday: Proverbs 20


Week of March 17

Sunday: Psalm 26

Monday: Romans 13

Tuesday: Romans 14

Wednesday: Romans 15

Thursday: Romans 16

Friday: Proverbs 21

Saturday: Proverbs 22

Sunday: Psalm 27



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Engage Scripture

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 Youversion.com 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…

 

Scripture

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

 

Observation

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?

 

Application

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?”

 

Prayer

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!

 

Share

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:

youversion.com

4 Small Words by Jarrett Stevens

BibleGateway.com

BibleStudyTools.com

BlueLetterBible.com

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