SOAP - Scripture. Observation. Application. Prayer
SOAP is a support to us all in our walk with God where we take a daily scripture and apply the following principles....
Scripture - A scripture chapter to be read for each day of the week.
Observation - An opportunity to observe the Word in a deeper way with the Holy Spirit.
Application - To reflect and apply the Word into your everyday life and walk with God and others.
Prayer - Sealing God's Word in your heart and life as you begin to walk it out in your life.
This weeks SOAP is TITUS 1 & 2, PHILEMON AND HEBREWS 1 -4
Apparently Paul introduced Christianity in Crete when he and Titus visited the island, after which he left Titus there to organize the converts. Paul sent the letter with Zenas and Apollos, who were on a journey that took them through Crete, to give Titus personal authorization and guidance in meeting opposition, instructions about faith and conduct, and warnings about false teachers. This is the last of the "Pastoral Epistles."
To win Philemon's willing acceptance of the runaway slave Onesimus, Paul writes very tactfully and in a lighthearted tone, which he creates with wordplay. The appeal is organized in a way prescribed by ancient Greek and Roman teachers: to build rapport, to persuade the mind, and to move the emotions.
The theme of Hebrews is the absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ as revealer and as mediator of God's grace. A striking feature of this presentation of the gospel is the unique manner in which the author employs expositions of eight specific passages of the Old Testament Scriptures.
Bible Project Link- an animated link to explain the context of this week's SOAP (Click on the Book Name below to open the link)
Sunday - Titus 1
Monday - Titus 2
Tuesday - Philemon
Wednesday - Hebrews 1
Thursday - Hebrews 2
Friday - Hebrews 3
Saturday - Hebrews 4
"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips;
meditate on it day and night,
so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.
Then you will be prosperous and successful"