Tag - People

Loving The Wrong Praise

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 12:43 For they loved human praise more than praise from God. O-bservation: There came a point in Jesus’ ministry that it was unsafe for Him to travel freely. Even so, there were people who believed in Him yet were afraid to publicly proclaim Christ because they were guilty of "Loving The Wrong Praise." A-pplication: The scripture says, "They loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." Seriously, who are you living for and playing to? I've asked this same type of question in so many ways these past several years of SOAP devos....

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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 gathered...

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There Will Always Be SOME

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezekiel 6:8 But I will spare some, for some of you will escape the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations. O-bservation: Earlier in the fifth chapter, Ezekiel spoke of the coming terror Babylon would wage against Jerusalem. He said a third of the people would be killed, and a third of the city ravaged by war, and a third of the people scattered among the nations. From the third scattered among the nations, SOME would be spared. This spoke mostly of the refugees enslaved in Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. A-pplication: Men and women...

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The Willingness To Reason With People

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. O-bservation: While in Athens, the seat of philosophy, the scripture tells us that St. Paul reasoned with everyone who would listen. Of course, his reasoning was about Jesus Christ the Lord of heaven and ascended Messiah. There was no warring at this point; instead there was simply, “Reasoning.” A-pplication: To reason with people is to say that you’re willing to listen to their side. I’m sure you...

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Loving The Wrong Praise

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: John 12:43 For they loved human praise more than praise from God. O-bservation: There came a point in Jesus’ ministry that it was unsafe for Him to travel freely. Even so, there were people who believed in Him yet were afraid to publicly proclaim Christ because they were guilty of "Loving The Wrong Praise." A-pplication: The scripture says, "They loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." Seriously, who are you living for and playing to? I've asked this same type of question in so many ways these past several years of SOAP devos....

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