Bible Study

How to study the Bible?

How do I practically study the Bible?

The following videos explain the SOAP acronym and make things simple and straightforward for connecting with God through his word.

Scripture

  • What am I studying?

Observation

  • What does it say?

Interpretation:

  • What does it mean?

Application

  • What am I going to do about it?

Prayer

  • Continue the conversation with God

Scripture:

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.


Related scriptures:

  • Ephesians 6:17 & Hebrews 4:12
  • Psalm 119:105
  • James 1:22 & Matthew 7:24-27

Discussion Questions:

What is "scripture"? When we read it, what weight does it have?


What is scripture useful for? How does this play out practically?


How do I study scripture? What personal habits do I need to set to study it?