Devotional

What’s The Big Deal About Humankind?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Job 7:17 What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention? O-bservation: Job, in a very desperate state, asks God why He cares about humankind. In contemporary  terms, Job might as well have said, “What’s The Big Deal About Humankind?” Job had encountered the absolute worst experience a man could have in the history of forever. He had lost everything and was now sitting in an ash heap as sick as a dog. A-pplication: This verse sounds almost like a replica of the words of King David in...

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The Hand Of The Lord

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 11:21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. O-bservation: After Stephen was martyred for his faith, Jesus’ followers scattered everywhere preaching the gospel. Most went to Jewish people to deliver the Good News, but the scripture tells us in the previous verses that some disciples broke off into Antioch and started preaching to Greeks (Gentiles), and the Bible says, “The Hand Of The Lord was with them.” A-pplication: Two things must be noted here. First, Cornelius and his family were NOT the first Gentiles...

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Zealous Inexperience

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 9:25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. O-bservation: This is the story of Paul the Apostle, who became a zealous young believer in Jesus as the Messiah. Paul, formerly known as Saul, was a young Jewish lawyer who, before his salvation, was zealous for his religious faith to the point of taking Christians from their homes and having them tried and jailed for believing in Jesus. But the tables were turned, and his friends lowered him through a hole in...

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You Can’t Build A Box Big Enough

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 7:48a However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. O-bservation: Stephen was one of the first seven deacons chosen by the apostles to help them in the affairs of the church. Stephen developed an unusual hunger for the power of the Holy Spirit, and God used him in remarkable ways. For this, the leaders of the Synagogue in Jerusalem accused him of blasphemy. They brought him before the high priest to answer these charges, and as the priest came to the end of his speech, he said, “King...

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Confession Is Good For The Soul

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Nehemiah 9:2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. O-bservation: This is the story of the Israeli people who had returned to Jerusalem over many years from their captivity in Babylon. Towards the end of their return, Ezra the prophet came to lead them back to their faith in God, as many had strayed from the Lord to follow the foreign gods of the Babylonians. Nehemiah then returned to repair the walls around Jerusalem. And when...

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