Bible Reading Plan

Going go further

The more rooted we are in God and in His Word, the more fruitful we become in His purposes

Throughout this year we’re encouraging everyone at Kingdom Faith Church to get a Bible, a journal and a pen and to S.O.A.P. your way through the scriptures. Below you’ll see what we’re reading today.

What is S.O.A.P.?

In order to go further in the mission God has given us, He said we need to go deeper in our relationship with Him. As with any tree or plant, the fruit is determined by the health and depth of the root. One way we have been going deeper is by reading and journaling through the Word every day. We’ve called it S.O.A.P.

[S]cripture - Read the Word
[O]bservation - Write down what God is saying/showing you
[A]pplication - How do we apply this in our lives?
[P]rayer - Pray through and over your life

As we read the Word (Scripture), listen to the Holy Spirit (Observation), discover how to apply that to our lives (Application) and pray these things over our lives and those in the Church (Prayer) we’re going deeper in our relationship with God so that we can go further in the mission He’s given us.

Throughout the rest of the year we’ll be continuing our Bible Reading Plan to press deeper into God so that we can go further in His purposes. Get yourself a Bible, a journal and a pen and SOAP your way through the scriptures!

Today we are reading: Joshua 16

1The allotment for Joseph began at the Jordan, east of the springs of Jericho, and went up from there through the desert into the hill country of Bethel. 2It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz), crossed over to the territory of the Arkites in Ataroth, 3descended westward to the territory of the Japhletites as far as the region of Lower Beth Horon and on to Gezer, ending at the Mediterranean Sea. 4So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance. 5This was the territory of Ephraim, according to its clans:The boundary of their inheritance went from Ataroth Addar in the east to Upper Beth Horon 6and continued to the Mediterranean Sea. From Mikmethath on the north it curved eastward to Taanath Shiloh, passing by it to Janoah on the east. 7Then it went down from Janoah to Ataroth and Naarah, touched Jericho and came out at the Jordan. 8From Tappuah the border went west to the Kanah Ravine and ended at the Mediterranean Sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the Ephraimites, according to its clans. 9It also included all the towns and their villages that were set aside for the Ephraimites within the inheritance of the Manassites. 10They did not dislodge the Canaanites living in Gezer; to this day the Canaanites live among the people of Ephraim but are required to do forced labor.

Today we are reading: Romans 16

Final greetings1Phoebe is about to visit you and I want you to receive her in a way that will bless the Lord. She is our sister in faith and a servant of the church in Cenchrea.2So I am sure you will treat her in a worthy manner, as befits the saints of God, and that you will help her in any way necessary. She is herself a wonderful servant, and has helped many others, including me.3Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila. They have been fellow workers with me in Christ Jesus.4They even risked their lives for me. All the churches among the nations are thankful to God for them, as I am myself.5And greet all those who belong to the church that meets in their home.I send my love to my dear friend Epenetus. He was the first person I led to Christ in the province of Asia.6And greet Mary, for she has given herself tirelessly for your sakes.7Give my kindest regards to my relatives Andronicus and Junias. We were in prison together and they have proved to be outstanding apostles. In fact they were believers in Christ before I was myself.8I love Ampliatus with the Lord's love.9Give him my greetings, along with Urbanus, another fellow-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.10Apelles has been through times of testing, but has surely proved himself to be approved in Christ. So greet him along with all those who are part of Aristobulus' household.11And greet another relative of mine, Herodion. And greet all those in the household of Narcissus who belong to the Lord.12Also I want you to remember me to Tryphena and Tryphosa. These two women work so hard in the Lord's purposes. And also another hard-working woman, Persis.13Give my love to Rufus, clearly one chosen by the Lord; and to his mother who has also been like a mother to me.14And also greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and all the brothers that belong to that group of believers.15Also greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, Olympus, and all the saints in their group.16Show your love for one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ that I represent join me in sending their greetings.17I love you so much, brothers, that I am concerned that you beware of any who would cause divisions to arise among you, or who in any way would hinder you in your faith and witness, by teaching things that are not in agreement with the gospel you have already received. Avoid such people.18They do not serve the Lord Christ but only their own ambitions. They have their own agendas which they promote through deceptive talk and flattery, easily influencing the minds of naïve people.19Your obedience to the Lord is well known everywhere and this causes me to rejoice over you. However, you still need to be wise and focus on what is good, so that you do not allow any form of evil among you.20Satan will soon be crushed beneath the feet of the God of peace. Meanwhile the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ will be with you.21Timothy is working faithfully with me and sends his greetings to you all, along with Lucius, Jason and Sosispater, more of my ­relatives.22(Paul dictated this letter to me, Tertius, and I also greet you in the Lord).23The whole church where I am now enjoys the hospitality of Gaius, who is also caring for me. They all send their greetings, as do Erastus, the city's director of public works, and another brother, Quartus.24May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be imparted to you all.25Above all else I want to give glory and honour to Him who has the power to keep you well grounded in my gospel and the revelation of who Jesus Christ is, that mystery that was formerly hidden for such a long time.26All that was prophesied about Him is now made known because this has been the will of the eternal God. He has commanded this so that all nations may now believe and obey Him.27He is the only God and is wise in all the ways He works. To Him belongs all the glory forever through Jesus Christ. Amen! It shall be so!