Get into the Word!
The more Bible there is in you, the more the Holy Spirit has to work with in your life. Reading the Word, reflecting on what you read, and writing about it are critical for internalizing the very words of God. Follow the links below to try this life-changing adventure.
Get Started Reading!
This link will take you to a PDF version of the Solid Life reading plan that many in our church use to read through the Bible during the year. Click here for a PDF version of the Bible reading plan in Spanish. Please note that there are three columns on the page. The first column will lead you through the New Testament in a year. If you also read the second column, you'll make it through the entire Bible in a year. And if you are extra motivated, reading that third column will take you through the New Testament twice, as well as the Old Testament.
This link will take you to the actual Bible passages for today in the Solid Life reading plan. On this web page you can select the Bible version you prefer to use. Note that it will list all the passages in their printed order in the Bible, so if you are only reading the New Testament column, you'll likely want to scroll to the bottom.
Write About It!
After reading, consider capturing what God is saying to you by journaling. One way to do that is through SOAP. On a blank page of your notebook or journal, write the acronym “SOAP” as an acrostic on the left side of the paper, leaving a few blank lines between each letter.
• Scripture — Write out any scripture verses that spoke to you or that caught your attention.
• Observation — What did you observe about the passage? What phrase or words caught your eye?
• Application — What do you think Jesus is saying to you through this scripture? What is God asking you to do or think or change?
• Praise and Prayer — 1. Start by giving God praise for what you learned about Him. 2. Write your response to what Jesus is saying to you. Maybe just a simple prayer for help to obey, maybe a confession, maybe an intercession for someone else based on your discoveries.
This site provides simple instructions for journaling about your Bible reading using the S.O.A.P. format and access to online journaling. You will need to register with this site to gain access.
Want printable instructions for S.O.A.P. journaling, printable journal pages and prayer list, and an article on drawing near to God?
Talk About It!
Find others in the church or in your life to share what you are reading and learning about as you read the Bible so you can be mutually encouraged.