Week of December 10-16

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, December 10
Matthew 2:19–23

Monday, December 11
Luke 1:5–25

Tuesday, December 12
Luke 1:26–38

Wednesday, December 13
Luke 1:39–45

Thursday, December 14
Luke 1:46–56

Friday, December 15
Luke 1:57–66

Saturday, December 16
Luke 1:67–80


HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of December 3-9

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, December 3
Isaiah 9:6–7; 11:1–5

Monday, December 4
Micah 5:2–4

Tuesday, December 5
Matthew 1:1–17

Wednesday, December 6
Matthew 1:18–25

Thursday, December 7
Matthew 2:1–12

Friday, December 8
Matthew 2:13–15

Saturday, December 9
Matthew 2:16–18


HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of November 26-December 2

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, November 26
Proverbs 19

Monday, November 27
Proverbs 20

Tuesday, November 28
Proverbs 21

Wednesday, November 29
Proverbs 22

Thursday, November 30
Proverbs 23

Friday, December 1
Luke 1:1–4

Saturday, December 2
Genesis 49:8–12


HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of November 19-25

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, November 19
Proverbs 12

Monday, November 20
Proverbs 13

Tuesday, November 21
Proverbs 14

Wednesday, November 22
Proverbs 15

Thursday, November 23
Proverbs 16

Friday, November 24
Proverbs 17

Saturday, November 25
Proverbs 18


HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of November 12-18

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, November 12
Proverbs 5

Monday, November 13
Proverbs 6

Tuesday, November 14
Proverbs 7

Wednesday, November 15
Proverbs 8

Thursday, November 16
Proverbs 9

Friday, November 17
Proverbs 10

Saturday, November 18
Proverbs 11


HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of November 5-11

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, November 5
Rom 12:1-21; 13:1-14

Monday, November 6
Rom 14:1-23

Tuesday, November 7
Rom 15:1-33

Wednesday, November 8
Proverbs 1

Thursday, November 9
Proverbs 2

Friday, November 10
Proverbs 3

Saturday, November 11
Proverbs 4

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Day 7 of 7 • WE Greater Than ME – Joy Producing Generosity

The Sum of Our Faith

Read Matthew 6:19-34

What does it look like to love God with your life? Jesus gives us some insights in Matthew 22:37-40. In this text, He sums up the commands in these verses by telling us to, (1) Love God and (2) Love others. Jesus simplifies things for us in such a beautiful way: The measure of maturity in the Christian faith is the degree in which we love others.

It is out of our love for God that we leverage our lives for others. We often think that maturity is the collection of knowledge, but what good is all your knowledge if you are not seeking to apply it? What you do with your knowledge is what displays the level of commitment to your faith. We demonstrate our devotion to our God through the ministry of loving others in and through the local church.

One of the common things people believe in the church today is that they can love others through one aspect of their life and not another. Some think they do not need to love others through their generosity—that they can love others solely through their time-spent serving. Why is this thought-process wrong? This way of thinking means there is an area of a person’s life that is not surrendered to Christ. There is an area where a person is not willing to love others, namely finances. Jesus never wants a piece of our lives—He is always after all of our heart and devotion.

The picture of a healthy believer is one that aims to love God through loving others in every aspect of their life. They seek to love God through serving others with their time and talents AND they seek to love God through loving others practically with their financial resources. This is the litmus test for a person who loves the Lord—open-handed living towards God to be a blessing to others. You know God is at work within you when you are willing to lay down your life for the gain and blessing of others. May the church today be filled with such saints for the glory of Jesus Christ and joy of all people. Amen.

Question for reflection – What are some ways you can love others through your finances?

Day 6 of 7 • WE Greater Than ME – Joy Producing Generosity

You're Loved More than Birds

Read Matthew 6:25-34

Unquestionably, one of the biggest sources of anxiety for many people today is money. It is one of the leading reasons that married couples who once were so in love with each other, separate or divorce. Money causes a great number of sleepless nights and subsequent doctor visits that end with prescription medication to try and tame angst associated with it. 

Is this the kind of abundant life that Christ has for us? Of course not! I love how Jesus addresses our fears and worries in Matthew 6. In the original #micdrop moment, Jesus says in verse 27 that all our worrying adds nothing to our life. He then draws the attention of His listeners to some birds and points out that it is God who cares for these creatures even though they do nothing to help Him in the process.

His point? We are so much more valuable to our heavenly Father than some sparrows. If He cares for some filthy birds, will He not also care of us, those He made in His image? I think there is a reason that Jesus spoke about money more than any other topic during His time on this earth. He knew that money would be the shiniest fishing lure that the evil one would use to try and tempt us away from living in God’s care and provision.

The evil one wants to steal our joy by getting us to fret and worry about money. He loves to stop us from leveraging our lives to spread the name of Jesus through our giving at a local church by causing us to become anxious over money. So, the next time anxiousness overcomes in regards to finances, stop, pray and let’s remind ourselves that we are far more valuable than birds. Let anxiety be an alarm that there is a lack of trust in the Good Shepherd and it is time to fill our heart with the truth of Scripture. 

Question for reflection – What does your anxiety reveal about your level of trust in God and how does it impact you in living to be a blessing to those around you?

Day 5 of 7 • WE Greater Than ME – Joy Producing Generosity

Jesus is Enough

Read Matthew 6:19-24

One of my favorite TV shows is called, “Shark Tank.” The premise of the show is that entrepreneurs come into a meeting with five investors and pitch their product in hopes that at least one investor will buy into their company. If you were to watch the show, you’d realize quickly that the investors only care about one thing: making more money. They don’t care about the entrepreneur. Even though they already have hundreds of millions of dollars, they are not satisfied and they want more money. 

These investor sharks are not the only ones caught up in the pursuit of more. We all struggle with the desire to drink from the well of wealth and prosperity. We struggle thinking what we need is a raise or a new job with greater pay, constantly going back to a well that runs dry and never satisfies. The problem is not about having or making enough; the problem is failing to see Jesus as enough.

Jesus declared that we cannot serve two masters. When I find myself in a place where Jesus is not enough and I am living in discontentment because I'm pursuing my selfish desire for more, the remedy to change my thinking is thankfulness. Nothing declares that Jesus is enough for us like gratitude. How grateful would you say you are for who God is and what He has done in your life?

When was the last time you stopped to thank God for the blessings He has put in your life? My wife and I try to start our prayers each day by listing five things that we are thankful for. I cannot tell you how this simple discipline has impacted my thinking and allowed me to start my day rejoicing in the reality that Jesus is enough. Realizing just how blessed I am moves me to be generous because I now understand that I've been blessed in order to be a blessing to others. We fail to see this beautiful reality when thankfulness doesn’t ooze from our lives daily.  

Questions for reflection – What are 5 things that you are thankful for today? What can you do daily to help keep you in a posture of gratitude before the Lord?

Day 4 of 7 • WE Greater Than ME – Joy Producing Generosity

I Lack Nothing

Read Matthew 6:24-34

I love Psalm 23:1—it says, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I lack nothing.” There is no healthier place to be in life than resting in God’s provision. The key to living like this, with a posture of open hands before the Lord, is a firm confidence in His faithfulness.

What causes many to not be generous and approach the Lord with open hands with their finances is that they doubt that Christ is the kind of shepherd that will care for their needs. The idea of helping others around you will always be crippled by anxious thinking that asks, ‘Do I have enough?’ or ‘What about me?’

One of the most common lies the evil one sells us is that God is holding out on us. The evil one wants us to think that following the Lord leads us to a place of desolation. The sad thing is, we buy the lie. Instead of living with open hands before the Lord, we close our fists and foolishly attempt to take care of ourselves. Then we wonder why we live with discontentment and anxiety.

Jesus encourages us to seek Him first in all things. Let me ask you this: Are you seeking the Lord first in your finances? Do you find yourself giving God what is left over after you pay for your earthly treasures? Do you find yourself saying, ‘Lord, once I pay everything and make sure I have enough, then I will consider giving something towards Your kingdom.’ This is NOT seeking God first in our generosity.

I challenge you to change that way of thinking. Start your budget with the amount you feel led to give to your local church and then pray over it before you give it. Acknowledge in your prayer that the Lord is your Shepherd and that you in fact, lack NOTHING. Seek Him first, and He will supply all your needs. The beauty of resting in His provision is it enables you to freely give to bless others while the Lord cares for you

Question for reflection – What would it look like in your life to seek God first in your finances?

Day 3 of 7 • WE Greater Than ME – Joy Producing Generosity

The Power of Selfless Living

Read Matthew 6:19-24

The freedom resulting from self-forgetfulness is the key to joy and hope in our lives. If joy and hope do not currently characterize your life, could it be that you are thinking of yourself too highly or too often? We have already established that what you treasure reveals who you love. Unfortunately for many of us, our treasure reveals that we love ourselves and are more interested in building our kingdom instead of pouring our lives into building the kingdom of God.

The tension Jesus is highlighting for us in Matthew 6 is deeper than just a love for physical money. What Jesus is explaining in Matthew 6:24 is that you cannot supremely love both yourself and God. There can only be one Lord in your life. You can live for yourself or your can live for God, but you cannot do both.

Nothing is more crippling and destructive in our lives than selfish thinking. Nothing. No one has lied to you, more than you. So how do we remedy our selfish thinking? How do we move past ourselves? We follow the example of Jesus Christ and we lay down our lives for others. Giving to others through the local church moves you to think of yourself less AND become a blessing to others. It is true that God wants to bless your life, however His blessing comes through a counterintuitive approach of living selflessly for the gain of others.

As Christ followers, we should be leading the way in extravagant generosity. Why? At NO cost to us, we are recipients of the grace and mercy of our God that has been FREELY given to us by the blood of Jesus Christ. If He is Lord of our life, then let us follow in His way and joyfully lay down our lives, our plans, our dreams, and leverage everything we are so that others may come to receive the gift of grace that has radically changed and transformed our lives.

Questions for reflection – How does Christ’s selfless sacrifice move you to think of yourself less to think of others more? On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate yourself in living generously for others through your local church? 

Day 2 of 7 • WE Greater Than ME – Joy Producing Generosity

This is not Your Home

Read Matthew 6:19-21

I see it all the time—too many people fall in love with the things of this world, not realizing that these earthly possessions will choke-out their relationship with the Lord. Jesus makes it clear to us: What you treasure reveals who you love. It's easy to claim that we love Jesus Christ, but do our lives really reflect that statement?

Don’t we all struggle with treasuring things in this world? New clothes, new car, new house, new boat, new kitchen, new furniture, new purse, new fishing gear etc. The desire to acquire the highest amount of toys runs rampant within all of us. Could this be why so many of us live with the feeling of restlessness and dissatisfaction?

Jesus has a better way for us to live. He invites us NOT to store up treasure in this life, but to store up or invest in, treasure in heaven. Let’s be clear: Jesus is NOT lacking funds or finances. He is always after your heart. Yet, the biggest obstacle to our heart is a love for money and possessions. We are far too easily pleased with the things of this world that simply never satisfy.

So how do we do this? How do we store up treasure in heaven? The avenue for us to leverage our lives for eternity is the local church, the Bride of Christ. It is through our giving at a local body that we begin to store up treasure for ourselves in heaven. As we treasure God’s Kingdom and redemptive plan and mission of the church, we declare WHO it is we really love—Jesus.

Question for reflection – If you performed an audit of the way you spend your resources, would it reflect that you love Jesus and His mission?

Day 1 of 7 • WE Greater Than ME – Joy Producing Generosity

The Undercurrent of Stepping Up

Read Matthew 16:24-27

God has challenged us at the Journey to Step Up to carry out His plan and vision for our church. While Stepping Up to where God calls is never easy, it is always worth it. Why? Because God always leads us to good places and those places are not only a blessing to us personally, but also a blessing to those around us. This is the undercurrent of the Stepping Up initiative.

As a church, we believe God has blessed us in order to be a blessing to others. We believe the primary way we grow in God and continue walking in His blessings is through laying our lives down for others. There are three pieces to the Stepping Up vision that enable us to do this: (1) Creating excellent environments where people can encounter God, (2) Reaching people right where they are both locally and globally and, (3) Offering help and hope to people hurting the most in our community.  The recipients of each of these three areas in Stepping Up are people because we are convinced that the way of Christ is found through loving others in His Name.

Most of us want to be used by God; yet, we just struggle at times to live reliant upon God. If you can relate to this struggle, welcome to the club. The problem though is that the only way we can follow Christ is through the denial of our self. In the same sentence of Matthew 16, Jesus calls His followers to deny themselves as He urges them to follow Him. We have to lay our plans down in order to experience the beauty of walking in His. Before we can experience the joy found in living for others, we have to die to self. Again, this is the undercurrent of Stepping Up.

What if the things longed for inside of you are actually satisfied through loving others beside you? The invitation to living with open-hands towards others is found supremely through generosity in the local church. Yet, so many of us struggle living generous lives and miss out on the blessing of following where God leads. In order to walk in the blessings God has for you, we are inviting you to continually lay your life down before Christ to be a blessing for others. Let’s take the next six days to examine how God enables us to be part of this kind of movement.

Question for reflection – Why is it contrary to common thought to seek blessing through loving others?

Week of October 22-28

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, October 22
Rom 2:1-29

Monday, October 23
Rom 3:1-31

Tuesday, October 24
Rom 5:1-21; 6:1-23

Wednesday, October 25
Rom 7:1-25

Thursday, October 26
Rom 8:1-39

Friday, October 27
Rom 10:1-21

Saturday, October 28
Rom 11:1-36

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of October 14-20

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, October 15
Acts 24:1-27 25:1-12

Monday, October 16
Acts 25:13-27; 26:1-32

Tuesday, October 17
Acts 27:1-44

Wednesday, October 18
Acts 28:1-31

Thursday, October 19
2 Tim 1:1-18

Friday, October 20
2 Tim 2:1-26; 3:1-17; 4:1-8

Saturday, October 21
Rom 1:1-32

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of October 8-14

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, October 8
Eph 3:1-21; 4:1-16

Monday, October 9
Eph 4:17-32

Tuesday, October 10
Eph 5:1-21

Wednesday, October 11
Eph 5:22-33; 6:1-23

Thursday, October 12
Acts 20:1-37; 21:1-26

Friday, October 13
Acts 21:27-40; 22:1-29

Saturday, October 14
Acts 22:30; 23:1-35

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of October 1-7

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, October 1
1 Cor 3:1-23; 4:1-21

Monday, October 2
1 Cor 5:1-13; 6:1-20

Tuesday, October 3
1 Cor 8:1-13; 10:14-33

Wednesday, October 4
1 Cor 12:1-31; 13:1-13

Thursday, October 5
1 Cor 15:1-34

Friday, October 6
Acts 19:1-41

Saturday, October 7
Eph 1:1-23; 2:1-22

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of September 24-30

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, September 24
Phil 2:1-30

Monday, September 25
Phil 3:1-21; 4:1-23

Tuesday, September 26
Acts 17:1-34

Wednesday, September 27
1 Thess 1:1-10; 2:1-9

Thursday, September 28
1 Thess 3:1-13; 4:1-12

Friday, September 29
Acts 18:1-28

Saturday, September 30
1 Cor 1:1-31; 2:1-16

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

Week of September 17-23

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, September 17
Acts 15:1-35

Monday, September 18
Acts 15:36-41; 16:1-40

Tuesday, September 19
Gal 1:1-24; 2:1-10

Wednesday, September 20
Gal 3:26-29; 4:1-20

Thursday, September 21
Gal 4:21-31; 5:1-15

Friday, September 22
Gal 5:16-26; 6:1-18

Saturday, September 23
Phil 1:1-30

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18

End of Psalms Study – September 10-16

When you write out your SOAP, don't worry about getting things "right" or perfect. This has more to do with your interacting with the Bible than anything else. We hope you enjoy this time with God's word!

At the Journey, our desire is that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word! As we read the Bible, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms the spirit of our mind, and helps us become more like Jesus!

THIS WEEK

Sunday, September 10
Psalm 21, 76, 144 – Victory

Monday, September 11
Psalm 90, 107, 111 – Wisdom

Tuesday, September 12
Psalm 33, 34, 145 – Worship

Wednesday, September 13
Acts 9:1-31

Thursday, September 14
Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-12

Friday, September 15
Acts 13:13-52

Saturday, September 16
Acts 14:1-28

HOW TO

S.O.A.P. journaling is a simple and excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time when you want to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and important lessons! Furthermore, while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your Life Group or spouse, so having a written record becomes very important! Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others!

S. FOR SCRIPTURE

It all starts when you read the Bible, whether it is a verse or chapter. When you read the Bible, pay attention to what verse or phrase really stands out to you. Feel free to underline in your Bible as you read; this will help you identify meaningful verses or phrases. Once you identify what stands out the most, write it down.

O. FOR OBSERVATION

This part is as simple as writing down what you think the verse or phrase means. Don't worry about getting this exactly right; that is not the point. The most important part of this is beginning to interact with the Bible.

A. FOR 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. FOR 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, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

How to reference the Bible:  John 18:1-11 – Book=John | Chapter=18: | Verse(s)= 1 through 18