SOAP Bible Study Method-Step By Step

SOAP bible study method is not new in the Christian world. We all want to understand what we study in the bible. The SOAP bible study method is still one of the easy ways to readily comprehend your bible study. In our previous article where we listed Some Easy Bible Tools, the SOAP bible study method explains a clear way to maximize your time of study and devotions.

What Is The SOAP Bible Study Method?

The SOAP Bible study method is a simple acronym, useful for you to maximize your scripture study times. I love acronyms, they always make me easily remember what I read. Of course, to Develop My Faith I must plant God’s words on the good soil of my life. So, the SOAP Bible study method can be explained as follows:

Scripture – Read a passage of scripture and write down a verse or two that jumps out to you.
Observation – What are your personal observations that you note from this scripture?
Application – How does it now apply to your every day life? What can you do to apply this in your life today?
Prayer – Write a personal prayer based on your observation and application.

SOAP Bible Study Method-How To Use It

The SOAP bible study method is a good technique to study your bible. It has lots of advantages because you are able to have in-depth understanding of scriptural meanings. Furthermore, you are able to apply your readings into real life issues and Rule Your World Through The Power In The Word of God. This really makes the SOAP bible study method so nice for me to recommend for anyone who desires to maximize their devotion times.

Check Out This SOAP Bible Study – Real Life Example

I see you want to know what this SOAP Bible Study Method works. Here is a personal example that you and I can easily relate to:

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I Read Ephesians 2:1-10, Tenth Verse Jumped At Me

Scripture Verse Example – Ephesians 2:10

S– For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]

My Personal Observations From This Scripture

O– (Many times I just bullet my observations……what I’m seeing at first glance when looking at the verses)

  • I am a special handiwork of God.
  • I have been re-born through Christ Jesus
  • The re-born process was for my good works on earth and not bad works.
  • God has a plan for my life and gone ahead of me to prepare a template for me to walk in – a guide
  • God’s plan is for me to live the good life which He prearranged and made ready for me.

How This Applies To My Everyday Life

A-I will say something that stood out to me today was how God has gone ahead to plan a good life for me before I even came to existence. I am reminded that I belong to God and not to myself. It’s my job to believe in what God has already done for me and choose to walk in the ‘template’ He prepared……it’s God’s responsibility to accomplish His promises for me – to ensure I have the blessing of a good life.  

Isn’t it so much fun when God’s Word becomes so alive and speaks directly to you and you use those words as Faith Decrees which you declare over your life each and everyday?

It is my prayer for you today that you and even everyone reading this words will understand God’s amazing grace and choose to live according to His divine template so that you can have a good life which He has on mind for you.

My Personal Prayer Based On This Scripture Verse

P– Dear Lord, please help me to be a believe in your plans for me.

Please help me LORD to understand and apply what I have read today to my life personally, thereby becoming more and more like you each and every day.

Help me to live in accordance to the good life which you have pre-ordained for me to live on this earth.

Help me to remember LORD that you always have my BEST at heart at all times. Thank you LORD! In Jesus Christ mighty name I have prayed.


Please note – The most important ingredients in the S.O.A.P. method is YOUR interaction with God’s Word and your APPLICATION of His Word for YOUR life.

Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Trust. To stay connected please sign up for FREE bi-weekly FAITH BOOSTERS HERE Or Follow on Twitter HERE


Faith Decrees For Daily Victory

Scripture decrees are heavenly command that makes you rule in life through the words of God. Faith decrees means speaking the word of God over your life everyday. This is a powerful strategy to paralyze the activities of darkness and enforce the will of God in your sphere of influence.

Job 22:28 You shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you. And the light shall shine upon you.

Scripture Decrees For Favor

In the name of Jesus Christ, I am blessed and highly favored. I decree and declare by faith that I am who God says I am. My life is hid in Christ Jesus! No weapons formed against me shall prosper. I am the righteousness of GOD in Christ Jesus; crowned with glory and honor. Blessed and highly favored of the LORD.

Decrees For Victory

I have wisdom, I meditate on GOD’s word and I decree I have good success. I decree doors are now open unto me that men have said are impossible. No obstacles can stop me in life, no hindrances can hold my destiny down in Jesus name.

Decrees For Breakthroughs

I decree and declare I am the head and not the tail. I am a Victor and not a victim. The shouts of JOY is in my house as a child of God, I shall not receive any evil report. I shall not die but live. I shall fulfill the number of my days. With long life will God satisfy me and show me His salvation according to His word in Psalm 91:16

Decrees For Blessings

Christ in me is my hope of glory. Blessings are pursuing and overtaking me. I will not labor in vain. I shall reap where I have not sown.

Decrees For Open Heavens

The heavens are open over my life. The lines are falling unto me in pleasant places and I have a goodly heritage.

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Decrees For Divine Help

My angel shall excel in strength and make the will of God prevail over my life and family. I decree and prophecy, every situation is working for my good.

Decrees For God’s Mercy

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The hand of the Lord is upon me and I outrun all my enemies in JESUS name. I have an excellent spirit. I have wisdom and favour with God and man.

Decrees For Debt Cancellation

I receive unusual debts cancellation, checks and cash in the mail, Grants, Scholarships, Full tuition paid and uncommon favor everywhere I go. Lands, Houses, Homes, Building and Apartment shall be given unto me. I shall reap where I have not sown, vineyards I did not plant shall be given unto me. Miracles shall be my daily experience for I walk by faith, not by sight. I will arise and shine. Glory of the Lord is risen upon me.

Decrees For Miracles

Evil shall not befall me. Only with my eyes shall I see the reward of the wicked. I believe I receive all my confessions today according to the word of the LORD in Mark 11:23-24 ‘whosoever shall say unto this mountain be thou removed amnd be cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart but shll believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.’

Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Trust. To stay connected please sign up for FREE bi-weekly FAITH BOOSTERS HERE Or Follow on Twitter HERE

Thank you LORD.