I’m So Over Using SOAP!

I use a systematic approach to my Bible studies based on the Scripture, Observation, Application, Pray (SOAP) method.

However, I prefer to call it the REAL approach. Get it? Cuz my blog is Real as the Streets and my username is Real as Rae. Yeah, you get it lol.

Honestly, I’m just tired of seeing SOAP everywhere I turn. I mean really. Of all the acronyms in the world, soap?!

“Hey let’s all use SOAP to study our Bible!” Ugh.

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20 Must Study Bible Study Topics

 

20 Must Study Bible Study Topics

Last year, I took Joyce Meyer’s #3030challenge. I studied the Bible daily for 30 minutes then posted what I learned. I’d like to go back and share some of the topics that were particularly eye-opening. I hope you find them helpful!

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Installing Inspiration from the Internet

I never thought I’d be the type of Christian to download and install my inspiration from the Internet. Yet, here I am- absolutely loving the Bible App by YouVersion!

The app is completely free and has the best Bible study reading plans. Plans that can be browsed by topic. If you have the Bible App installed, feel free to add me!

Select Connect with Friends, click the little magnifying glass next to Add Friends, and search for me with the following information:

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Interesting Bible Fact: Ruth

When I read interesting things in the Bible, I love to share. The gem I’ve recently unearthed deals with Ruth, King David, and King Solomon. Three well-known characters.

Their stories take place in the Old Testament. The Old Testament, for the most part, deals with God’s chosen people- the Jews.

The Gentiles, aka us Christians, don’t get formally invited to join the party until the New Testament. (Thanks, Jesus!)

King David was a Jew. King Solomon was also a Jew. Both are the most renowned Jewish kings in history.

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Genesis 12:1 – 22:1

Read Genesis 12:1 – 22:1

Notable Verses:

  • After this, the word of the Lord cam to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” (Genesis 15:1)
  • Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:6)
  • “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14)

Main Ideas:

  • God isn’t opposed to being asked questions as long as we believe His answers.
  • God values obedience and faith.
  • God is Almighty.
  • Nothing is too hard for the Lord.
  • God grants requests.
  • God is against adultery.
  • God keeps His promises.

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Genesis 4:27 – 12

Read Genesis 4:27 – 12

Notable Verses:

  • God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.” (Genesis 6:12-13)
  • But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” (Genesis 11:5-6)

Main Ideas:

  • God does not like violence.
  • God protects His people.

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Genesis 1:1 – 4:26

Read Genesis 1:1 – Genesis 4:26

Notable Verses:

  • And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.
    (Genesis 3:15)
  • If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.
    (Genesis 4:7)

Main Ideas:

  • God created everything.
  • Sin is disobedience to God.
  • Satan lies to and opposes mankind.
  • God favors sincere generous offerings.

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