One of my favorite ways to enhance my time in the Bible is by using the S.O.A.P. method. If you’re not familiar with this, it goes like this:

S - scripture

Take some time and read through a portion of scripture. Write down a verse or two that really speaks to you.

O - observation

What are you seeing? What pops out? What is the lesson to be learned? Write your observations down.

A- application

How are you going to put what you learned into practice? How can you implement God’s truth into your current situation? We all need to be “doers” of the Word.

P - pray


Here’s a passage for us to use the S.O.A.P. method on together, virtually:

Colossians 3:12-15 (NLT)

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ  rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”