Tag - Prison

God’s WORD Is Free From Chains!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Timothy 2:9 For which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. O-bservation: Paul wrote this letter to his young associate Timothy from a Roman prison. Paul was concerned that he was viewed as a common criminal. It is true that he was in prison because of what he believed and preached. Yet he was quick to proclaim this truth, “God’s WORD Is Free From Chains!” A-pplication: How many times have you wondered if your life mattered for the work of the Lord? I...

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A Chain Reminder

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Colossians 4:18 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. O-bservation: This letter to the church in Colossae is one of the letters of Paul that is known as a prison epistle. It’s known by that title because Paul wrote some of the churches in Asia Minor from prison. He had been imprisoned for preaching Christ and shaking up the religious systems of his day. He closed this letter out by asking the people to remember the chains he was suffering with. It was “A Chain...

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Sometimes You Just Need A Good Place To Write

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 27:1 When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Imperial Regiment. O-bservation: St. Paul had longed to go to Rome. Earlier he appealed to Festus that his case be heard before Caesar, and of course because he was a Roman citizen it guaranteed him a trip to Rome. Even though he was going as a prisoner, you get the feeling that Paul was excited to finally reach a long-awaited ambition to personally take the...

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Sing Anyway

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. O-bservation: Paul and Silas, who were powerful ministers of the gospel in the Early Church, had exorcised a demonic spirit from a fortune teller. Her bosses, who owned her, had Paul and Silas flogged and thrown into prison. In the midnight hours, Paul and Silas were heard by other prisoners to be singing praises to God! A-pplication: Every "Follower of Jesus" will go through stuff in time. Perhaps you're dealing with your stuff right...

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In Prison In A Palace

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 23:35 He said, “I will hear your case when your accusers get here.” Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod’s palace. O-bservation: Paul once again had been falsely accused, this time by people connected to the Sanhedrin. But Paul's nephew caught wind of it, told his uncle, and Paul had him taken to the commander of the Roman guard. Paul was transferred to Caesarea where the governor Felix had Paul detained under guard in Herod's palace. A-pplication: This is an amazing story of Paul, who while in the perfect will of...

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