SOAP Devotional 2014-03-20

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-20

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins. (James 5:19, 20 NLT) Observation: If someone wanders away from the truth to walk back in sin and they are brought back from...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-19

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-19

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-18

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-18

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-17

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-17

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. (James 5:7, 8 NLT) Observation: Even before the rain begins in the spring and in the...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-14

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-14

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. (James 4:17 NLT) Observation: A simple but powerful passage. Sinning is not just about doing things wrong. It is also sin to not do what you should do. Application: Doing the right things is just as important as not doing wrong things. When we know what we should do and do not do it, we are just as...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-13

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-13

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-12

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-12

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor? (James...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-11

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-11

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-10

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-10

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. (James 4:4 NLT) Observation: When he calls them adulterers he is referring to the fact that they had in effect broken their marriage covenant with God by loving the things of the world...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-03-07

SOAP Devotional 2014-03-07

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you...

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