The SOAR blog is an effort to promote biblical literacy and provide a resource for pastors and lay Christians alike.
S – Search the Scripture.
O – Observe what it is saying and interpret what it means in its own context.
A – Apply it to life and our current context.
R – Respond to the Scripture with a personal commitment, or insight.
The Bible study always concludes with a brief prayer inspired by the encounter with God’s Word.
The Scripture readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary. The Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly Bible readings that some Protestant churches use as the scriptural foundation for their weekly worship services.
Usually these readings include a passage from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), a Psalm, an Epistle selection, and a reading from one of the Gospels.