SOAP Devotional 2014-02-28

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-28

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Show your faith… Scripture: Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-27

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-27

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Show your faith… Scripture: You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? (James 2:19, 20 NLT) Observation: There are many who believe that there is only one God. Even the devil and his demons know this and it scares...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-26

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-26

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Show your faith… Scripture: So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” (James 2:17, 18 NLT) Observation: True faith produces good...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-25

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-25

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Show your faith… Scripture: Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? (James 2:15, 16 NLT) Observation: When we know of Christians who are genuinely struggling and we just blow them off with kind words...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-24

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-24

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Show your faith… Scripture: What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? (James 2:14 NLT) Observation: Faith that does not produce holy living is not genuine faith and therefore can not bring anyone to salvation. Application: This passage is not saying that we are saved by works,...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-21

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-21

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you. (James 2:13 NLT) Observation: The first part of this passage shows the opposite side of the scripture that reads, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”. Those who show no mercy will not obtain mercy...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-20

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-20

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-19

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-19

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (James 1:27 NLT) Observation: True pure religion will lead to a life of practical benevolence and it will keep us unspotted from taking part in worldly activities. If both of these things are a part of how we practice...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-18

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-18

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. (James 1:26 NLT) Observation: The ability to control the tongue is one of the benefits of becoming a Christian. Those who claim to be Christians, but refuse to control their tongue are fooling themselves and their religious claims are worthless....

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-17

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-17

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget...

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