For This Life Only

S. O. A. P.

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S-cripture:

1 Corinthians 15:19

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

O-bservation:

In this chapter, St. Paul puts forth his case for the resurrection of Jesus. He then says, “If we’re living for Jesus here on earth ‘For This Life Only,’ we should be pitied by everyone else on the planet.

A-pplication:

I know we hear almost NO messages on heaven anymore. For some who are younger than me, maybe they haven’t heard any. But the truth is, we come to faith in Christ for more than just, “For This Life Only.” It is with the hope of life after death, eternal life, and a life in heaven with Jesus forever that we yield our lives to Jesus in the first place. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who curbed their hell-bent way of living and came to Jesus just so they could be a better person and one day, when they die, be planted in the grave in order to fertilize the grass. NO! It is the hope of eternal life that we believe in, that not only did Jesus resurrect from the grave but one day all of us who serve Him will also resurrect to be with Him forever.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

Today I look toward heaven with the hope of eternal life. You saved and rescued me from my hell-bent way of living. With your help I’m going to rescue others to go with me. Amen

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  • Christine Reply

    Dear Rich,
    Our family has been subscribed to the daily S.O.A.P for approximately 2 years now and we absolutely love it (and have passed it on to many friends and family)! Our 10 and 7 year old always enjoy seeing how the holy spirit will use the daily posting as a confirmation of how the Lord is speaking that day, as it relates to other verses or devotionals we do in addition, as well as life circumstances. We appreciate how fired up in the spirit you always write and how much your love for Jesus and people shines through. :) As a P.K. myself, our family is grateful for the lives and ministries of the many members and generations of Wilkerson’s. Thank you guys for putting Him first and using your various platforms of influence to glorify our risen King, encourage the body of Christ and bring His Kingdom to the ones who need it most and are precious to His heart!

    With sincere appreciation we wish you continued joy and blessings,
    -CJ, Tom, Rebecca (10), Ethan (7) & Shay (2.5 yrs)❤??

    November 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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