SOAP Devotional 2014-04-16

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-16

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. (1 Peter 2:15, 16 NLT) Observation: Our lives, according to God's plan for our lives, are to lived in such a godly way that it silences those who would...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-15

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-15

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. (1 Peter 2:11, 12 NLT)...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-10

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-10

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9 NLT) Observation: Where the majority of the Jews had rejected Jesus as the Messiah, the apostle now writes to those who...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-09

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-09

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. (1 Peter 2:5 NLT) Observation: We are the building products that God is using to build his church. Not only are we part of the building, but are also the priest that...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-08

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-08

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. (1 Peter 2:1-3 NLT) Observation: New born Christians need to finish the...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-07

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-07

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. (1 Peter 1:23 NLT) Observation: This new life that we have been born again into is not a temporary thing. This will last for ever because it was given by and comes from the eternal living word of the one true God....

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A Tribute To My Dad…

A Tribute To My Dad…

My dad, James Richard Gryder, Jr. went to be with our Lord this morning. Some people struggle with understanding God as a loving father, because of the relationship they had with their own dads. That was not the case with us, our dad was the most loving and caring man I ever knew in my life. He often helped people who were less fortunate even when things were a little tight for himself. I have helped him deliver groceries to people who were...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-04

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-04

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-03

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-03

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor...

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SOAP Devotional 2014-04-02

SOAP Devotional 2014-04-02

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. (1 Peter 1:3, 4 NLT) Observation: All...

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