WHY READ SCRIPTURE?
The Bible is more than just a compilation of books written over 2,500 years ago. As Christians, we believe that it is God’s Word and one of the ways that He speaks to us. Reading the Bible helps us to discover more about God, and how He asks us to live our lives.
While many people start off the year with good intentions to read through the Bible, we often get bogged down somewhere in the “names” section, or our hectic schedule causes us to miss a day, or four, and we never get “caught back up.” At LifeChurch, we’re reading the Bible together as a church community, we’re doing it in an easy and attainable way, and we’d love for you to do it with us.
To begin reading the Bible, follow the schedule listed here for the book of the Bible that we’re in. You can also learn more about the Bible and the book that we’re reading by exploring the video below, produced by The Bible Project, and by joining LifeChurch on Wednesdays at 9pm on Facebook Live at LifeChurch Strongsville.
RESOURCES TO DISCOVER SCRIPTURES
Welcome to our study into the book of Philippians. We know that consistency is key in our learning and growing so we’ve laid out an easy to follow, daily devotional reading. Along with the scriptures for the day is a space on each page for writing your S.O.A.P. This is an easy way to engage with the reading that day and have a more vibrant devotional life. Below is the explanation of how to S.O.A.P. It’s really easy and we believe it’ll be a huge benefit for us on this journey through Galatians. Here we go!
S // Scripture Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day and write it in your journal.
O // Observation What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you.
A // Application Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
P // Prayer This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or even a prayer for a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation. Be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.