You Can Go FIRST

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others above yourselves. O-bservation: Arrogance and personal agendas are denounced in this passage by St. Paul. Instead, as "Followers of Jesus" we are called to humble ourselves and honor others, not "certain others" but people in general above ourselves. A-pplication: The average person can spot a kiss-up from a mile away. And the only ones who can't are other kisser-uppers. This was not and is not the Jesus way. The person who has his or her own personal agenda is usually...

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It’s All GOOD

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ. O-bservation: When you come to Jesus and begin a life of faith in Him ... God begins a GOOD work in you that continues on and on until you one day meet the Lord in your eternal dwelling place. A-pplication: For the "Follower of Jesus" It's All GOOD! Even when things come your way that are tremendously challenging it's still working for your GOOD (Romans 8:28). Trials for the...

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When No One Even Knows

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. O-bservation: The Great Apostle directs all who read and who claim to be followers of Christ to just pray all the time. Spiritual prayers are prayers that are private. So in a private way pray about everything, and especially pray for every one of The Lord’s people. Of course, this includes your own friends. A-pplication: Somehow, in order to pray all the time...

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he Can’t Take What You Don’t GIVE him

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Ephesians 4:27 And do not give the devil a foothold. O-bservation: The Great Apostle warns every follower of Jesus, "Do not give the devil a foothold (a perch, a space, a niche, a place to stay) ... in your life ever." I added a few things there just so you know. A-pplication: The discussion leading up to and just after this particular directive has to do with issues like: tell the truth, get control of your anger, in place of stealing do something with your hands that is profitable. Watch what you say, don't let any...

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Mystery of Mysteries

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Ephesians 3:6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Jesus Christ. O-bservation: In this 3rd chapter of the letter to the Ephesian Church, Paul addresses the mystery of the good news of Jesus Christ. And the mystery is the fact that everything Jesus had promised the house of Israel is now also fully promised to the Gentiles. Full "HEIR" Status! What used to be two separate entities is now one united body in Jesus Christ. A-pplication: This...

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