SOAR Lectionary Bible Study

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The SOAR blog is an effort to promote biblical literacy and provide a resource for pastors and lay Christians alike.

White SOAR logo TallerThe acronym SOAR describes the method of this Bible study:

S – Search the Scripture.

O – Observe what it is saying and interpret what it means in its own context.

A – Apply it to life and our current context.

R – Respond to the Scripture with a personal commitment, or insight.

The Bible study always concludes with a brief prayer inspired by the encounter with God’s Word.

The Scripture readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary. The Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly Bible readings that some Protestant churches use as the scriptural foundation for their weekly worship services.

Usually these readings include a passage from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), a Psalm, an Epistle selection, and a reading from one of the Gospels.

Tom Letchworth died suddenly and unexpectedly on June 27, 2018.
Since the Lectionary cycles every three years, all of Tom’s SOAR Lectionary Bible Studies have already been posted. (He started the blog in October, 2014.) His wife will continue copying the Bible studies and reposting with current dates each week.  We plan to be current again by the middle of July.

5 Responses to SOAR Lectionary Bible Study

  1. E. G. Thomas says:

    I would like to receive the Lectionary Lessons for 2019 or would like to receive links so that I may download them. These are so well done.


    • Thank you! There should be a “follow” button on the right sidebar. Followers receive new posts by email.
      You can also search for a specific Scripture and/or keyword and/or date in the search bar.
      So nice to hear that Tom’s blog continues to reach hearts. Thanks for reaching out.


      • E. G. Thomas says:

        Thanks for your reply. was looking to get ahead by reviewing the work for January 13.


      • When using the search bar on the SOAR site, it helps to put the Scripture passage in quotation marks. That’ll narrow it down. For example, the Lectionary for Jan 13, 2019 is “Isaiah 43:1-7” — sometimes you might have to put a space after the colon. We got a bit sloppy in the early years.


    • The “follow” button that I referred to is on the SOAR website. The link to the SOAR website is at the top of this page. Thanks!


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