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At Cross Church, our desire it that every believer would not just attend church, but also hear from God daily through His Word!  We believe that doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think, transforms our heart, and helps us become more like Jesus!

You may notice that the passages are not organized in order.  We will cover the entire Bible, but the layout is specific to our church services, sometimes mirorring the series or season.

3 helpful tools

  • A Bible
  • A Pen
  • A Journal

S for Scripture

Write down in your journal a verse or two that stands out to you.

o for observation

Write down observations about the scripture you just read.  What do you think God is saying through this scripture?

a for application

Personalize what you have read by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now.

p for prayer

Write down a personal message from you to God based on what you just learned, and ask him to help you apply this truth in your life!

Here is an example from Pastor Brandon

S: 3(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, a holding to the tradition of the elders,
O:  we all have a tendency to become a Pharisee after we get saved for 5 mins...and they held on to traditions
A:  how many times are we holding onto things that are not even what God wants...they are just traditions. What if we let go of our sacred cows and started serving the one true God...not our religion and man made rules
P:  help me not to get so stuck in my religion...let me be focused on our relationship.

You can also listen to a message on SOAP from July 3 in the Summer Sights Series.

You can save this guide and print or get one from our Welcome Center during our weekend services.