When Self Help Doesn't Help: It's an Inside Job (Part 2)


Here is an easy framework we at Cross Timbers love to use when reading the Bible. It’s called the SOAP Method, which stands for: 

Scripture--Read the passage. Then, pick a verse or two that stick out to you and write them down. 

Observations--What do you see in the verses you’re reading? Who is the audience? Are there any repetitions of words or phrases? What ideas stand out to you?

Application--How does this passage apply to you? What does this passage say about how you can give hope or receive hope today? 

Prayer--Pray God’s Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time, pray about it.