Owen Hemsath Interview | Spiritual Hacks: Study the Bible with S.O.A.P. | Episode 12

In this episode we speak with entrepreneur, author and speaker Owen Hemsath and I reveal my secret to effective Bible study.


Owen Hemsath
Entrepreneur ∙ Author ∙ Speaker
“It’s not Bible stories, it’s Bible History”

Owen is the President and Founder of Videospot, a video production and web marketing company based in Oceanside, CA. He speaks on Video Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, Social Media, Being an Author, Personal Growth, and more.  In Owen’s typical upbeat style we discuss social media, his conversion to Christianity and his new book Social Media Etiquette.

 Top Three Social Media Mistakes

  • Not checking your privacy settings
  • Not checking how you interact with people.  Once you put it out there, there’s no taking it back.
  • Over Engagement.  You don’t have to post EVERYTHING!

To learn more, look for Owen’s soon to be released book “Social Media Etiquette” at www.thevideospot.net

Favorite Bible Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
“sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence”

Website:  www.thevideospot.net

Follow Owen:
Twitter: @owenhemsath
Facebook: Owen’s Facebook page

Owen Hemsath reports on the premiere of Metamorphosis, a movie supporting the scientific arguments for Creationism.

Spiritual Hack: Study the Bible with S.O.A.P

What is S.O.A.P.?
S.O.A.P. is an acronym (or is it acrostic?) that stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer.

How does it work?
When you read the Bible look for a verse or passage that leaps off the page. Dive  deeper using S.O.A.P.

Scripture – Write out, verbatim, the verse or passage that stuck out to you.
Observation – What do you observe about the scripture? What is going on? What is the context?
Application – How can you apply the observation so that it affects your life today.
Prayer – Write out a prayer asking God’s help to apply this in your life.

Below are recent personal SOAP notes from my time in the bible.  I was reading In 1 Corinthians, chapter 15.  Verse 58 really stuck out to me.


1 Corinthians 15:58 – “So my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.  Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”

Throughout this chapter, Paul is teaching the concept that we will have a new body after the Resurrection.  But, his focus is not on the the “type” of body we will have but on the eternal nature of that body.  He ends with the above verse encouraging them that because of this eternity, nothing done for God will be in vain.

The attitude of eternity is key.  Even though my body will someday die, it will not be MY death; I will live forever.  Working for the Lord is working for eternal things.  It’s very difficult the maintain this attitude.  “Be Strong” is God’s message to me.

God, reveal the concept of eternity to me.  I need a different attitude about about “work” and its eternal nature. Help me believe it then help me to teach it.