Here at Palmdale UMC, we believe that God speaks to us through the words of the Bible. Sometimes, however, it can be quite an overwhelming book to read and understand. But it doesn't need to be!
We'd like to help you read the Bible "devotionally" (ie. listening for an insight/inspiration from God). When you read the Bible, it's as simple as S.O.A.P.:
- S - Scripture... write down one word, phrase, or verse that stands out to you as interesting. It can be anything!
- O - Observation... make an observation about what that verse says about God, life, humanity, etc.
- A - Application... How does this apply to your life personally? How will you be different now that you've read this?
- P - Prayer... write a short prayer to God for what you've learned.
There are 2 READING PLANS that we're using at Palmdale UMC.
The first is a short 31 Days with Jesus. Get it here.
The second is a year-long reading plan with goes through the OT once and the NT twice. Get it here.
You can read Pastor Jim's own scripture journal entries on his blog.