The Discover One Thing Online Study is on a study break until the first week of September. Want to know what we’re doing in the meantime? We’re continuing on with this One Thing — sitting at the feet of Jesus just like Mary did in Luke 10:38-42. And this is how:

  • Doing daily devotions with a plan — Follow along with the Bible-in-a-year readings for August at our main website (, pick a reading plan from our Archives page to follow for the next month, or use the verse-of-the-day from Then, sit with Jesus each day, reading the day’s verses and using SOAP to journal on your time with Him (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link on our website to learn more).
  • Forming SOAP Groups — Grab a friend or ten and start a SOAP Group! Doing this One Thing together builds us up in love, unity, accountability, support, and encouragement. This time of year is a great time to start a group, at your church, in your home, at the park, on Facebook, over lunch break, at Chick-Fil-A, or even while you’re waiting for your kids at ball practice. Check out more info on starting your own SOAP Group right HERE.

During our Study Break, we’d love to hear from you! Please share how you’re doing this One Thing in August. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

Posted on August 6, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I decided to start this month with a word study on the word “plan”. If you’ve never done a word study before, it’s when you search for a specific word and find the verses where it’s used in the Bible. You can use the concordance in the back of your Bible, or it’s even easier using tools available on the internet, such as a word search at or

    The search gave me a list of verses that I’ve been journaling on this week. In case you’re interested, here they are:
    Proverbs 12:5, 14:22, 15:22, 16:3, 16:9, and 19:21;
    Psalm 20:4, 33:11, and 40:5;
    Isaiah 25:1;
    Jeremiah 29:11;
    2 Corinthians 1:17.

    Stay in His Word, my friends!


  2. Today I journaled on the verse of the day. For those who have littles headed back to school, maybe you can get some encouragement from this too.

    Change of Seasons
    S: Isaiah 12:2 – Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord Himself, is my strength and defense; He has become my salvation.

    O: Isaiah is talking about a future time of praise for the nation of Israel, after God has delivered them — after Jesus our salvation comes. God is our Strong and Mighty Protector from evil, but He must become our salvation through our choice to accept His rescue. These are things I must trust in this world so that I do not become paralyzed in the fear of evil.

    A: Isaiah 12 starts with “In that day you will say…” That day is today. Today marks a new season as my youngest starts Kindergarten, and all my kids are now shipped off to school. I could become paralyzed in the fears that come with change, or I could hold on more tightly to You — the One who never changes. Seasons will change, worldly relationships will change, my kids will change, but You are constant through it all. I will trust and not be afraid. You are my strength and defense; You have become my salvation.

    P: Lord, thank You for never changing! May I trust in You and not be afraid as the world around me changes. May I hold tight to Your strength and Your shield. May I embrace my salvation in Jesus. As my children grow, I pray that they would also embrace their salvation in Jesus and trust in Your strength and protection in this world.


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