Bible Reading Plan

Going go further

The more rooted we are in God and in His Word, the more fruitful we become in His purposes

We’re continuing our Bible Reading Plan in May by focusing on the Parables that Jesus used to teach people about the things of God, alongside some chapters from the Old Testament in Numbers, Joshua & Ruth.

We finish the month by moving from Psalms into Proverbs - a book packed full of God’s timeless wisdom that can be applied in every area of our lives. Get yourself a Bible, a journal or notepad and a pen and SOAP your way through the Word!

What is S.O.A.P.?

In order to go further in the mission God has given us, He said we need to go deeper in our relationship with Him. As with any tree or plant, the fruit is determined by the health and depth of the root. One way we have been going deeper is by reading and journaling through the Word every day. We’ve called it S.O.A.P.

[S]cripture - Read the Word
[O]bservation - Write down what God is saying/showing you
[A]pplication - How do we apply this in our lives?
[P]rayer - Pray through and over your life

As we read the Word (Scripture), listen to the Holy Spirit (Observation), discover how to apply that to our lives (Application) and pray these things over our lives and those in the Church (Prayer) we’re going deeper in our relationship with God so that we can go further in the mission He’s given us.

Throughout the rest of the year we’ll be continuing our Bible Reading Plan to press deeper into God so that we can go further in His purposes. Get yourself a Bible, a journal and a pen and SOAP your way through the scriptures!

Today we are reading: Matthew 24:45-51

45"Who, then, will be considered to be a faithful and wise servant whom the master can trust to be in charge of the other servants in his household, to ensure they are provided for in the right way and are ready?46That servant will be well rewarded if his master finds him fulfilling his duties diligently when he returns.47I tell you most emphatically, his master will put him in charge of all he possesses.48-49"But what if that servant is evil and says to himself, 'My master has been away a long time,' so he begins to mistreat his fellow servants and indulges in drugs and drink?50His master will come when that servant is totally unprepared and has no expectation of his arrival.51And the master will deal savagely with him and condemn him to be eternally with the other hypocrites, in the place where there will be continual mourning and eternal suffering.

Today we are reading: Joshua 20

1Then the Lord said to Joshua: 2“Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses, 3so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood. 4When they flee to one of these cities, they are to stand in the entrance of the city gate and state their case before the elders of that city. Then the elders are to admit the fugitive into their city and provide a place to live among them. 5If the avenger of blood comes in pursuit, the elders must not surrender the fugitive, because the fugitive killed their neighbor unintentionally and without malice aforethought. 6They are to stay in that city until they have stood trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their own home in the town from which they fled.” 7So they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah. 8East of the Jordan (on the other side from Jericho) they designated Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau in the tribe of Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead in the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan in the tribe of Manasseh. 9Any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing among them who killed someone accidentally could flee to these designated cities and not be killed by the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly.

Today we are reading: Psalm 146

1Praise the Lord.Praise the Lord, my soul. 2I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.3Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.4When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.5Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.7He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.The Lord sets prisoners free,8the Lord gives sight to the blind,the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.9The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. 10The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations.Praise the Lord.