Tag - Acts

Faith Makes Hope Happen!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 27:34 Now I urge you to take some food. You need to survive. Not one of you will lose a single hair from his head. O-bservation: The Apostle Paul spoke to 276 men on a ship that was surely going to wreck and sink. For 14 days, they had been tossed in terrible storms at sea, and no one had eaten. Paul urged them to eat. He then told them that not one of them would perish and that every person on board would survive without losing a single hair on their head. A-pplication: No...

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Big Deal, Who Cares?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 25:23 The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high-ranking military officers and the prominent men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. O-bservation: Agrippa in this story is King Agrippa the second, the great-grandson of King Herod the Great. Agrippa entered the huge audience room with tremendous pomp and audacity to meet with high-ranking officials of Caesarea. Bernice was his sister. History tells us they were living in an incestuous relationship. It was to these two arrogant peanuts...

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No Easy Task

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 23:14 They went to the chief priests and the elders and said, “We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul.” O-bservation: While on his way to Rome, Paul created such a stir in Jerusalem in his defense of the gospel that over forty men conspired to kill him. This passage says they went to the chief priests and elders and said, “We have taken an oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul.” A-pplication: When I think of the ease with which we here in the...

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Sometimes Love Hurts

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 21:1a After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. O-bservation: First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! The Super Bowl usually doesn’t fall the day before Valentine’s, but it did this year. Back to what’s important. On this day, we always think of love and in particular marital love. Yet this passage tells of a love between the Pastor/Apostle Paul with his congregation in Ephesus. He told them that he was headed to Jerusalem and would not see them again. On the day...

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It’s Hard To Keep A Good Person Down!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 20:2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece. O-bservation: Paul the Apostle had just gotten out of Ephesus with his life. All through Macedonia and into Greece, He spoke many words of ENCOURAGEMENT to the people. No matter what the apostle faced, he always ended up blessing and encouraging people everywhere, proving that “It’s Hard To Keep A Good Person Down!” A-pplication: What happens to you when you feel like your enemies will never cease to harass you? St. Paul faced opposition everywhere he...

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