Vineyard Life Journal
We would like to invite you to go on a journey with us through the Bible in 2018. We will be using the S.O.A.P. method of study. Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. (It only takes about 30 minutes per day!)
If you would like to join us on this adventure CLICK HERE to sign up and reserve your FREE customized quarterly Vineyard Life Journal. You can stop by the Vineyard office during regular business hours, or pick one up during any of our weekend services in the upper lobby. It’s not too late to get started, but it gets more difficult with each passing day to catch up.
Scott will be blogging his way through the Bible every day on our website. Click the link below to follow along.
Why Read the Bible?
Reading the Bible is vital to understanding God’s character and nature. Applying it to our lives is key. We will be taking the next year to read through the Bible using the S.O.A.P. method of journaling. Along the way, it’s important that we share our insights with others, such as those in a small group, with a friend or perhaps with our online forum. Proverbs 27:17 states, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” We all need each other, and we can all learn from each other. Even while reading the exact same verse, we may all gain something completely different!
The S.O.A.P. Exercise
Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date of our daily reading plan. Take time to read and allow God to speak to you. When you’re done, note the verse (or verses) that particularly spoke to you today, and write them in your journal.
What is God saying to you through this scripture? Now, write that scripture down in your journal in your own words, or simply note what “jumped out” at you.
Personalize what you have read by asking yourself, “how does this apply to my life right now?” Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or correction for a particular area of your life. Write out how this scripture applies to your life today.
This can be as simple as asking God to help you apply these scriptures, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say and note that in your journal.
Daily Bible Reading Plan
Please click the link below to download a printable version of our daily reading plan.