Tag - Church

EQUALITY

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Corinthians 8:13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. O-bservation: This was a plea from the Apostle Paul that the Greek church at Corinth, which was in a financially increased position, would share what they had. The church in Judaea (Jerusalem) was financially stretched and at a breaking point. Even the church in Macedonia, which had little, had given above and beyond from what they had. Paul said to the church at Corinth, “Our goal in this matter is not...

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I Have A Bad Knee

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. O-bservation: In this passage of scripture, St. Paul discussed the parallels between the human body and the Body of Christ. He said that when one member of the body suffers, the whole body suffers with them, and when one member of the body is honored, we all rejoice with them. Which reminds me, “I Have A Bad Knee.” A-pplication: When I was a junior in high school, I injured my knee during football practice....

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It’s Time For Church

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 122:1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” O-bservation: King David loved the Lord. He loved everything about his relationship with God. He was a poet, a singer, a writer, and a worshipper. But here, it’s apparent that the king also loved gathering with other worshippers in God’s house. He was a man who enjoyed fellowship with other believers and said, “I was glad when people I love said, ‘It’s Time For Church.’” A-pplication: Here in Miami, it’s been a long haul getting back into...

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The Church Must Be Built Up!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 14:26c Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. O-bservation: This chapter is one of the most loved chapters on church order that St. Paul ever wrote. Chapter fourteen is all about the workings of the gifts of the Spirit in church. His main point is that our Lord is a God of ORDER. The more order there is, the more understanding the people will have. Paul then said, “The Church Must Be Built Up!” A-pplication: Who is the church, after all? The church is you, and it’s me. All...

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St. Paul, The Apostle To The City

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Romans 28:31 He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance! O-bservation: This is the final verse in the book written by St. Paul to the people of Rome while he was living in Corinth. It was Paul’s final desire to finish his course in Rome. He was taken there under heavy guard, sent by King Agrippa, because he had appealed his court case to Rome as he was a Roman citizen. It is assumed (though lacking specific evidence) that Paul was beheaded in Rome...

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