Sermon Series and Bible Study on the 7 Priorities of Jesus

Over the next 9 weeks we’ll walk together through several New Testament passages. First, we’ll begin in Philippians. Here Paul calls us to have the mind of Christ. He lays out the work and the attitude we need to be like Jesus. Second, we’ll take a look at what appear to be seven priorities for Jesus. We’ll take a deep look at Gospel accounts of Jesus to determine what these priorities might be. If we want to be like Jesus, knowing what he considered important is crucial to understanding what our core values ought to be. Finally, we’ll finish with a few other important passages regarding Jesus and the early church.

Starting Sunday, August 14, 2022
Sunday Morning Sermon Series: 7 Priorities of Jesus
Wednesday Night Bible Study
- 6:00 PM Fellowship
-6:30 PM Bible Study

SOAPY Bible Study
The Acronym SOAPY provides a pattern for a focused study of the scriptures.

S - SCRIPTURE: Read the scripture passage aloud so you can hear it. Second, write every word of the scripture in your journal. Both reading it aloud and writing it will help put the scripture in your mind and heart. (If printed for you, underline important phrases. Double underline repeating words or ideas central to the message of this passage. Circle words that are of absolute importance to you.)

O - OBSERVATION: Ask yourself the question, "What is God teaching me in this scripture?" As you ask yourself the question, your mind will be full of thoughts. Write those thoughts down. You will know what is being communicated as you reflect upon what you have written.

A - APPLICATION: Ask yourself the question, "How does this scripture apply to my life?" As you reflect upon the question, look for promises to claim, attitudes to change, challenges to accept, sins to confess, commands to obey, actions to take, examples to follow, or skills to learn. Write in your journal how the scripture applies to you and to your life situations.

P - PRAYER: Write a prayer to God. Depending on what you have read and written the prayer might be one of praise and thanksgiving, a prayer asking God to help you apply the teaching to your life, or a prayer of confession. This is your prayer to God. The discipline of writing your prayer will lead to transformation.

Y - YIELDING: As you complete your "SOAPY" Bible Study, ask yourself the question, "What of my life must I yield to. God?" This the question that leads to obedience. Every day, through Bible study, you will have the opportunity to yield a little more of your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.