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LEGACYouth: SOAP Study on Matthew 5

SOAP Case Study

First, a quick review on what the S.O.A.P. method is:
Scripture: Pick a verse or two that stands out to you.
Observation: What is it about that verse that stands out to you? Why?
Application: How does it apply to your life? How can you apply it to your life?
Prayer: Write out a prayer asking God to help you apply it.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scripture: Matthew 5

It’s interesting how salt and light intertwine…
Context: Jesus had just finished preaching the Beatitudes, completing the most thorough definition of what “blessed” means. And of all the content he could have transitioned to, he decides to talk about salt and light.
Why does Jesus do this?
Observation: vs. 13-16

1) Our identity is clearly defined. “You are the salt, you are the light…”
2) We are given well-defined instruction: “Let your light shine before others, so that [the world] may see your good works and g…

Vows to Mrs. Fry

"In the beginning was a green-belted sundress with a signature yellow cardigan, adorning a perfect stranger on the edge of my expanding world. And as she stood tall in the fine, autumn sun, life suddenly boiled down to twenty seconds of insane courage. All I had to do was open my mouth. Four conversations and ninety minutes later, the chord of wonder had been plucked. 

In the months following, dreams transitioned into sweet reality.  And as friendship matured into a stronger bond, it became undoubtedly clear I had finally met my co-author in this life, divinely created with my breath so she could take it back from me. 

So as I stand before God and man, I open my mouth once more so everyone here, especially you, may know this: I vow to love, cherish and treasure you. To honor you. To fight for you. To protect you. To engage you. To not only be mindful of the God-given abilities placed inside you, but to help you discover with greater clarity your unique place in God’s tapestry. 

I vow…