Exists to GLORIFY GOD by MAKING DISCIPLES who will SERVE THE WORLD!

REAP

(READ, EXAMINE, APPLY, PRAY)

IS A STRAIGHTFORWARD WAY TO PROCESS WHAT YOU ARE READING, EITHER ON YOUR OWN OR WITH A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE.

READ 

AS YOU OPEN YOUR BIBLE, ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO TEACH, CORRECT AND TRAIN YOU (2TIMOTHY 3:16). AS YOU’RE READING, ASK THESE QUESTIONS: 


  • WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS PASSAGE? WHAT THINGS ARE EMPHASIZED, REPEATED, RELATED? 
  • WHAT DOES THIS PASSAGE REVEAL ABOUT GOD? 
  • WHAT IS GOD DOING IN THIS PASSAGE? 
  • WHAT DOES THIS PASSAGE REVEAL ABOUT MAN? 
  • WHAT IS MAN DOING (OR NOT DOING) IN THIS PASSAGE?



EXAMINE

SPEND SOME TIME REFLECTING, ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS, AND WRITE DOWN YOUR THOUGHTS:


  • HOW DO YOU THINK THE AUTHOR WANTS HIS AUDIENCE TO RESPOND?
  • WHAT DO YOU LEARN ABOUT GOD’S CHARACTER?
  • WHAT WRONG BELIEFS ABOUT GOD AND MYSELF DID I HAVE? 
  • WHAT AM I ALLOWING MYSELF TO BELIEVE THAT DOES NOT LINE UP WITH THIS SCRIPTURE?

APPLY

AFTER EXAMINING THE PASSAGE, APPLY THE TEXT TO YOUR OWN LIFE. ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:


  • HOW DO I NEED TO REPENT? 
  • WHAT TRUTHS DO I NEED TO BELIEVE? 
  • WHAT FALSE BELIEFS MUST I TURN FROM?
  • WHAT CAN I DO – EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT – TODAY TO APPLY THIS PASSAGE?

PRAY

PRAY THROUGH THE PASSAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION, ASKING GOD TO CHANGE YOUR HEART AND TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, BASED ON THE TIME YOU’VE SPEND IN GOD’S WORD.

MULTIPLY THE WORD

AFTER YOU FINISH, SHARE WHAT GOD HAS TAUGHT YOU WITH AT LEAST ONE PERSON – YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR KIDS, YOUR CO-WORKERS, YOUR FRIENDS, ETC. DO NOT LET THE WORD OF GOD STOP WITH YOU, BUT PURPOSE THAT THROUGH THE HELP OF GOD, IT WILL SPREAD THROUGH YOU – ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!