Here are three ways that we recommend to help you get the most out of your time reading scripture.

This is something we recommend doing by yourself throughout the week and also as something you do together as a group. Here is a list of Scripture that you can start with.

Lectio Divina Passages

Lectio Divina Summary

This has to be done with friends! If you want to do this, we encourage you to also be in Scripture daily using either Lectio, or one of our Bible reading plans.

DBS Bible Passages (whole bible)

DBS Bible Passages (story of Jesus)

DBS Study Guide

We believe that bible reading plans work best with a journal; you can pick one up from the church office or use your own. We believe that God is always using his word to speak to us in a powerful and personal way. Writing it down helps us to remember what he's trying to teach us.

Steps to get started:

1. Start by choosing a bible reading plan, found below.

2. Each day, turn to a new journal page, write the date on the top, then follow the SOAR acronym.

3. Pray it and live it out! You will be amazed how the journal entry you've just completed will be brought to your mind through the power of the Holy Spirit as you work, live, and play.

4. Meet weekly with your Spiritual Friendship cluster to catch up and share what God has been teaching you. In your time together ask each other:

a. Were you able to do what you said you would do last week? (second week onward)

b. What have you learned about God this week?

c. What have you learned about yourself this week?

d. What can I do differently this week because of what I have learned?

e. How can we be in prayer for each other?

Soar Acronym

Scripture: which verse(s) jumped out at you as you read?

Example: The LORD said, "Moses, this is the land I was talking about when I solemnly promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that I would give land to their descendants. I have let you see it, but you will not cross the Jordan and go in." And so, Moses the Lord's servant died there in Moab, just as the Lord had said. The Lord buried him in a valley near the town of Beth-Peor, but even today no one knows where that is.
-Deuteronomy 34:4-5

Observation: what do you observe in the verse(s)? How do you think it would have been understood by the original audience or person?

Example: God promised this moment way before Moses ever lived - He promised it to Abraham. The promise continues through Moses' remarkable life - leading an entire nation out of slavery. God will fulfill his promises but it almost never happens exactly like we think it will. It certainly wasn't like Abraham guessed it would be. God knows our whole existence, start to finish.

Application: How does that verse apply to your life? How will you be different because of the truth you have read?

Example: Sometimes I just need to pull my head up from the details and realize that God has a sovereign plan for it all.

Request: Turn your application into a prayer.

Example: Father, thank you for the amazing sense of peace and confidence that you offer when we have eyes to see it.

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