S. O. A. P.
Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”
Toward the middle of Acts 17, Saint Paul approached a group of men gathered on Mars Hill in Athens and began to preach. He quickly noted the idols to the many different gods of worship in Greece. As he concluded by speaking on the resurrection of the dead some made fun of him, but still others wanted to hear him speak on another occasion.
This is one of the most encouraging passages of Scriptures in my life. Whenever I read of Paul’s trip to “Mars Hill,” I’m reminded that in any given situation there is always a group of men and women who are in search of Jesus. After Paul finished preaching, a whole group of people actually “SNEERED” at him … BUT … there was a group who wanted to hear him preach again … AND … out of that preaching event on “Mars Hill,” a group of people who heard Paul that day became “Followers of Jesus.” This is a story of not giving up, not fading to black, and not shrinking in our proclamation of the Good News of Jesus. No matter what, keep on proclaiming, living, loving, forgiving, just like Jesus did. Why? Because … “Some Will Always Want More!”
I just can’t stop proclaiming the Good News! I can’t stop loving people and forgiving people and living for You! It’s all I know. And I know that if I don’t quit, there will be a harvest in time, because … “Some Will Always Want More!” Amen
Please continue S.O.AP I really enjoy the stories and the prayer after. I have made it my daily read. love you Pastor keep up the good work.
Dear Pastor Rich,
I just want to thank you for all the encouragement you send out through your 90 second daily devotional. My daughter goes to JWU and whenever I have visited her from Nairobi we attend your Church. Last Friday, our car was stolen and I was so discouraged, angry & felt totally dejected. We still haven’t found it and I have faith that God will reveal & restore. Somehow, each devotional this week has spoken directly to my Spirit to the very emotion and struggles I have been dealing with around the loss & disappointment and its really encouraged me.
So I just want to say THANK YOU!