SOAP Devotional 2014-04-30

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-30

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. (1 Peter 5:5, 6 NLT) Observation: Those who are younger...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-29

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-29

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: And now, a word to you who are elders in the churches. I, too, am an elder and a witness to the sufferings of Christ. And I, too, will share in his glory when he is revealed to the whole world. As a fellow elder, I appeal to you: Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-28

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-28

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name! For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News? (1 Peter 4:16, 17 NLT) Observation: There is nothing to be ashamed of if you are...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-25

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-25

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: If you are insulted because you bear the name of Christ, you will be blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you. If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs. (1 Peter 4:14, 15 NLT) Observation: If we are insulted for being a Christian, then we will be blessed by God because his Holy...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-24

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-24

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ....

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-23

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-23

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. But remember that they will have to face God, who stands ready to judge everyone, both the living and the dead. (1 Peter 4:4, 5 NLT) Observation: When you no longer are involved in the wild parties and destructive things that...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-22

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-22

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God. You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols. (1 Peter 4:2, 3 NLT) Observation: True believers don't spend their...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-21

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-21

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. (1 Peter 3:15, 16 NLT) Observation:...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-18

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-18

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. (1 Peter 3:8, 9...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-17

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-17

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. (1 Peter 2:19, 20 NLT) Observation: If we are doing what God wants us to do and have to endure bad treatment we do not...

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