Looking for an easy, simple, and effective method for Bible study? The SOAP method has been around for ages… because of how reliable it is! Here’s what it’s all about, with a lesson from Pastor Wayne Cordeiro.

SOAP STANDS FOR:

  1. Scripture
  2. Observation
  3. Application
  4. Prayer

We love the LifeConnect Study Bible because it is FULL of SOAP studies for you to build upon. Watch the video below to see what we are talking about. Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, editor of the LifeConnect Study Bible, as he leads you through a brief Bible study.

SOAP STUDY WITH PASTOR WAYNE CORDEIRO

AN EXAMPLE FROM CORDEIRO: WATER IS ON ITS WAY

Here is an excerpt from the LifeConnect Study Bible, showing you exactly how to complete a SOAP study of your own.

SCRIPTURE

The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.

Exodus 17:1

OBSERVATION

“At the command of the Lord, the Israelites camped, but there was no water to drink. You’d think that if God commanded a camping spot, there’d be immediately plenty of water, as well as a buffet line and waiters to bring them coffee and dessert. You’d think that if God had planned it, all the logistics would have been taken into consideration and a catering company would be waiting for the Israelites as they arrived.”

APPLICATION

“There will be times, even though the Lord leads us, when we will find ourselves with sparse resources. Not enough money. Not enough help. And not enough encouragement. But it doesn’t mean that God is not in the situation.

Maybe you’re like me . . . being patient comes hard when I am thirsty after a “long trek.” We can react prematurely, jumping to the wrong conclusions about how God is working. In doing so, we make the desert a hotter place than it needs to be. God is not finished yet. Think about it—God had water stored in a rock!

How often, from a source we least expect, God provides. He did for the Israelites, and he will again for you and me today!”

PRAYER

“Lord, thank you for helping me to understand that just because there is a shortage of resources, it doesn’t mean that you haven’t led me to this place. I will wait on you to provide, knowing that you still have more to come. Remind me of this when I panic or complain.”

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