SOAP Devotional 2014-02-14

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-14

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. (James 1:21 NLT) Observation: “Get rid of all filth” – sin should be seen as disgusting, offensive, detestable filth. It is not just missing the mark, it is something that God hates. It ALL needs to be...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-13

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-13

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. (James 1:19, 20 NLT) Observation: This scripture would have us to understand not only that human anger does not produce the kind of people God desires us to be, but it also speaks of how anger...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-12

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-12

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. (James 1:14, 15 NLT) Observation: The last part of yesterday's passage is here again so we see verse 15's context. My desires are what entices me and will drag me away from God if I allow...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-11

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-11

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. (James 1:13, 14 NLT) Observation: Yesterday's scripture talked about us patiently endure testing and temptation. Some have taken principle to mean that...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-10

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-10

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NLT) Observation: Key phrases here: “God blesses”, “patiently endures”, “afterward they will receive”, and “those who love him”. The if factor here is if we...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-07

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-07

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-06

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-06

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (James 1:2-4 NLT) Observation: We are encouraged to have a different attitude...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-05

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-05

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood— may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen. (Hebrews 13:20, 21 NLT)...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-04

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-04

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do. (Hebrews 13:18 NLT) Observation: Simple message of our conscience is clear and we want to live in a godly manner with integrity in everything we do AND we know that we need the prayers of others to stay on the right track. Application: Even the greatest of apostles understood he...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-02-03

SOAP Devotional 2014-02-03

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit. (Hebrews 13:17 NLT) Observation: The Lord Jesus Christ, as supreme head of his church, has ordered and ordained that there shall be officers of...

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