“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Bible Study is the cornerstone of our faith as it provides the basis for our prayer life and our community life at The Orchard. Set aside at least 30 minutes each day to spend time with God: reading your Bible or devotional guide, and praying. It is sometimes helpful to utilize the S.O.A.P process when studing scripture.
S.O.A.P process – utilizing a journal or notebook and a Bible reading plan, select some passages to read. ”Read with an open heart and Jesus will grive you words of encouragement, direction and correction“. 2 Tim. 3:16. In your journal,
Example: “Marching Orders” Topic: Prayer
Reading the complete bible takes some commitment and discipline, but it’s well worthwhile. Here is a plan which helps you read the complete Bible in one year: Bible Reading Plan. The “One Year Bible” is also available in an audio format each day www.oneyearbibleonline.com. Just click on the month, then on the day, then click on “Listen to this passage” for each of the passages listed.
This is one of our greatest challenges, but most valuable tools for our Christian walk: to have the Word of God written on our hearts. These ‘Verses To Remember‘ from Rick Warren’s “40 Days of Purpose” are a good place to start, especially if you have studied “The Purpose Driven Life”.
Can’t locate a particular verse? Don’t know what verse you want in regards to a particular topic or question? You can search by verse, keyword or topic at Bible Gateway.