Whaaat???

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Judges 2:10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. O-bservation: Here the writer of the book of Judges says that after the death of Joshua and his generation of people, the new generation of Israelites knew nothing of God, or what He had done for them! A-pplication: My first response every time I read this passage is ... "Whaaat???" To think that after Ai, Joshua never lost another battle. To think that God provided all of those...

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Time For A Spiritual EKG

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 11:28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. O-bservation: Toward the end of his directive regarding the taking of the Lord's Supper, St. Paul tells the Church at Corinth it's "Time For A Spiritual EKG." A-pplication: Make no mistake about it. The Apostle wasn't writing only to the newly formed group of Jesus people in Corinth, he's also writing for the entirety of the Body of Christ today. The challenge is that all of us must do everything possible to keep the "WHY" in front...

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Get Excited About Jesus Today

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 47:1-2 Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth. O-bservation: The writer of this Psalm was so overjoyed that he couldn't keep it in. Not only was he shouting and clapping, he wanted everyone to do the same for the great God in Heaven whom he worshipped. Just because Jesus is AWESOME! A-pplication: Recently my oldest son visited the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. For three days he literally sat in rapt attention with...

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How Long?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Joshua 18:3 So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you?" O-bservation: After the Israelites had marched into Jericho, it was still quite a while before each tribe finally subdued the territories they were allotted by Joshua. Finally, he asked seven of the tribes, "How Long are you going to take to do what God wants you to do?" A-pplication: Too often in my own life I've waited and waited for the Lord to...

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I WON’T HURT YOU

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 8:13 Therefore, if what I eat, causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall. O-bservation: In the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians eight, St Paul deals with the matter of meat offered to idols and a knowledgeable Christian eating that meat. In other words, as Paul wrote to Titus, “To the pure all things are pure,” (Titus 1:15), he was now saying to believing Christians, but if what I do offends or “Hurts,” a new believer...

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