Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Unglued Week 5 - Chapter 9

Key Bible Verse for Chapter 9 

Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.
Galatians 6:4-5 NIV
Assignment:
  • Use the SOAP method to thoroughly study Galatians 6:4-10.  

    S - Scripture 

    Write out the full Scripture in your Bible Study Journal/Notebook.  By writing the full Scripture, you are able to reflect and ponder on God's Word, and the impact or message it has on your personal life.

    • Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
      Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
    • Galatians 6:4-10 (NIV)

      O - Observations 

      • What do you notice about the Scripture?  
      • Who is speaking?  
      • Who is the intended audience?
      • What is the emphasis of this passage of Scripture? 

       A - Applications

      • What personal connections can you make with the Scripture?
      • What is God revealing or speaking to you through these verses?
      • How will you apply this Scripture to your personal life?
      • What changes do you need to implement based on this Scripture?

      P - Prayer 

      • Pray for God to reveal His message for you in these particular verses. 
      • Pray for God to use His Word to draw you closer to Him.
      • Pray for God to forgive you where you failed in this area and for Him to lead you  as you surrender to Him and strive to do His will.  
       
    • We encourage you to share one of your discussion/reflection questions from Chapter 9 or your SOAP discovery.  We pray that God is working in your life as you strive to make wise choices in the midst of raw emotions, and remember to focus on your own responsibilities and actions and to actively pursue good for others.  Tomorrow we will post Chapter 10 discussion/reflection questions. 

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