At Life Chapel, we place a high value on the power of scripture. We believe that if you’ll read it, and do what it says, it will be a source of life-change for you (James 1:22-25).

That’s why we’ve created an easy, adaptable reading plan that we think can work for everyone. It’s called SOAP.

SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. SOAPing will get you into the habit of daily reading God’s Word, and teach you how to apply it’s principles and concepts to your life.


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Here’s how to SOAP:

S – Scripture

Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.

O – Observation

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal God’s truth to you.

A – Application

Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.

P – Prayer

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or even a prayer for a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two-way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

Life Chapel, a Christian church in Colorado Springs