Tag - Change

People Do Change

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 28:6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god. O-bservation: St. Paul was on the final trip of his ministry. The ship he was on had gotten caught up in a terrible storm. The ship broke apart, but everyone on board survived and washed up on the shore of the island known as Malta. The people were kind to the shipwrecked victims. It was cold, and Paul...

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Once A Doubter … Doesn’t Always End The Way You May Think!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 11:16 Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” O-bservation: Here we see “Thomas the Doubter,” as many have called him through the years, giving up hope of Lazarus ever raising from the dead and doubting that in going with Jesus they could possibly come out alive. They had threatened to stone Jesus earlier, and now he was returning. Thomas seemed always to take the dark side of any issue. However, in this passage, he was committed to...

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When Did This Change?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Leviticus 27:30 A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. O-bservation: Whatever was produced by people but originated by God in the Old Testament was to be tithed upon by the people who had produced it. A tithe was ten percent of the gross product in the Old Testament. A-pplication: It is true, and I won’t go into great detail in this short post, that the tithe was Israel’s system of taxation in the Torah. Of course,...

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Thank God People Change

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 7:58b Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. O-bservation: In this great chapter from the book of Acts, the deacon named Stephen had been accused of what the Jewish leaders believed were theological blasphemies. They asked this “Follower Of Jesus” to give an account for what he had been accused of. He answered with what many have said is the most historically concise message of the gospel ever. Whereupon they stone him to death. As they stoned him, a young Jewish religious leader named Saul...

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Too PROUD To Change

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Matthew 27:9-10 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.” O-bservation: Matthew, as he writes the story of the crucifixion, begins by talking about Judas and how he had remorse for betraying the Lord. He took the thirty pieces of silver back to the chief priests and the elders and apologized. They would have nothing to do with his apology. So...

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