Tag - Peter

Don’t Make Faith So Difficult

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 15:19 It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. O-bservation: This passage took place during the Council at Jerusalem. There had been sharp disagreement about Gentiles being forced to be circumcised to confirm their salvation. Peter argued that God had already given them the Holy Spirit baptism they too had received. At this point, James, the leader of the church at Jerusalem, stood and said, “Here is my decision, Don’t Make Faith So Difficult for these Gentile believers.” A-pplication: At this Council, there...

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Start Believing What You’re Praying For!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 12:15 “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” O-bservation: Peter was imprisoned at the hands of Herod during the season of Passover in Jerusalem. Things looked bad for him, so John Mark’s mother called a prayer meeting at her house. While they were praying, an angel of the Lord went into Peter’s prison and led him out free. Peter immediately headed to John Mark’s house and knocked on the door. A young girl named Rhoda answered the...

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Bleached Out!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Mark 9:3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. O-bservation: It was Peter, James, and John who went with Jesus to the Mount of Transfiguration. Once there, a spiritual illumination of divine light came upon the clothes of Jesus. The brightness of the WHITE of his clothes was brighter than anyone could have BLEACHED them, and then Moses and Elijah appeared from heaven and spoke with Jesus while the 3 disciples looked on. A-pplication: When I read this verse, I’m immediately reminded of Moses coming off of Mt. Sinai,...

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Here’s What You Don’t Know

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 10:2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. O-bservation: This is the beginning of the story of Cornelius, a leader in the Italian Regiment of Caesar’s army in Caesarea. Of course, he was a Gentile, and up until this time, the gospel had only gone to the Jewish people. But God was doing a new thing and chose Peter to be the Good News's initial preacher to the Gentiles. Cornelius faithfully prayed to a God he did not know...

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No One Else

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. O-bservation: Peter and John had healed a man who had been crippled from birth at the gate Beautiful that day. He was put at that gate every day, where he would beg from the passersby. When Peter and John walked past him, he asked them for money. Peter told him he didn’t have any money, but what he did have, he would freely give him. Then he told...

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