S.H.A.P.E.

(A journal system to know Jesus better)

Spending time with God and reading the Bible is the best way to grow in our faith. This system is a tool to help you learn and hear from God through His Word.
 
Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you.
Read the passages for the day.
Write down what God has taught you in your journal indicating the date and reference.
 
S – Scripture. Write out the verse or verses that spoke to you.
H – Hear. Listen for God speaking to you about these verses. Write what you hear God say to you in His voice
or draw the picture God brings to your mind.
A – Apply. Write how you will apply what God has said today. Be specific about what you are going to do differently because of what you have learned today.
P – Pray. Write out a prayer you want to say to God.
E – Exalt. Express your thankfulness to God.
 
We also encourage you to keep a list of prayer requests and answers. Be sure to include the dates of the request and God’s answer!
 

Bible Text Overview

 

Second  Corinthians—Just as Paul wrote to the Corinthians in the wake of their repentance from divisions and quarrels, the message for today is clear: living in unity requires us to humbly forgive one another and to follow our leaders. Second Corinthians reminds us that even as Christians, we hurt each other and need to forgive those who wrong us. That Paul was willing to exhort the Corinthian believers to forgive those who had fallen away and repented, even as he defended his own apostleship against a vocal opposition, illustrates the apostle’s commitment to this way of life among God’s people. More info- https://insight.org/resources/bible/the-pauline-epistles/second-corinthians Psalms, a collection of lyrical poems, is one of only two Old Testament books to identify itself as a composite work containing multiple authors (Proverbs is the other). They are divided into “5 books” 1-41, 42–72, 73-89, 90-106, 107-150. The psalms comprised the ancient hymnal of God’s people. The poetry was often set to music—but not always. The psalms express the emotion of the individual poet to God or about God. More info– https://insight.org/resources/bible/the-wisdom-books/psalms

 

Aug Reading Schedule

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