S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-08

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-08

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 8 – Summary “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-07

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-07

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 7 – For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-06

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-06

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 6 – And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-05

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-05

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 5 – And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-04

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-04

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 4 – Give us this day our daily bread. “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-03

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-03

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 3 – Your kingdom come. “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-02

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-02

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 2 – Hallowed be Your name “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-01

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-10-01

Scripture: Eight part devotion on this text – Part 1 – Our Father in heaven “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory...

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S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-09-30

S.O.A.P. Devotion 2017-09-30

Scripture: “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew‬ ‭6:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬ “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have...

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SOAP Devotional 2016-08-31

SOAP Devotional 2016-08-31

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” Matthew‬...

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SOAP Devotional 2016-08-29

SOAP Devotional 2016-08-29

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture:‬ “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what...

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SOAP Devotional 2016-08-30

SOAP Devotional 2016-08-30

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you...

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SOAP Devotional 2016-02-11

SOAP Devotional 2016-02-11

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry...

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SOAP Devotional 2016-10-04

SOAP Devotional 2016-10-04

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: ““You have also heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you make to the LORD.’ But I say, do not make any vows! Do not say, ‘By heaven!’ because heaven is God’s throne. And do not say, ‘By the earth!’ because the earth is his footstool. And do not say, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King. Do...

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SOAP Devotional 2016-05-04

SOAP Devotional 2016-05-04

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “You have heard the law that says, ‘A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.’ But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also commits adultery.” –Matthew‬ ‭5:31-32‬ ‭NLT‬‬ NOTE: I hesitated to do a public devotion on such a...

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SOAP Devotional 2016-04-04

SOAP Devotional 2016-04-04

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye—even your good eye —causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell....

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SOAP Devotional 2016-02-03

SOAP Devotional 2016-02-03

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭25-26‬ NLT) Observation: This passage is often...

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SOAP Devotional 2015-05-05

SOAP Devotional 2015-05-05

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭23-24‬ NLT) Observation: Jesus had just taught about anger, cursing others, etc. was as sinful as...

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SOAP Devotional 2015-04-30

SOAP Devotional 2015-04-30

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. (‭Matthew‬...

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SOAP Devotional 2015-04-29

SOAP Devotional 2015-04-29

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the...

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SOAP Devotional 2015-04-28

SOAP Devotional 2015-04-28

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭14-16‬ NLT)...

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SOAP Devotional 2015-04-27

SOAP Devotional 2015-04-27

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬ NLT) Observation: Salt is used to both enhance flavor and to preserve food. We are, accordingly, here to help preserve the world from wasting away and as salt enhances flavors,...

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SOAP Devotional 2015-04-24

SOAP Devotional 2015-04-24

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭11-12‬ NLT) “Blessed are you when people insult you...

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SOAP Devotional 2015-04-23

SOAP Devotional 2015-04-23

Scripture – Observation – Application – Prayer Scripture: God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭10‬ NLT) “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭10‬ NASB) Observation: It is quite notable that these are persecuted for doing right. This does not always equate to...

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