The Pockets of My Life

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE: Judges 8; Psalm 42; 1 Corinthians 15 Psalm 42: 4-5 These are the things I go over and over, emptying out the pockets of my life. I was always at the head of the worshiping crowd, right out in front, Leading them all, eager to arrive and worship, Shouting praises, singing thanksgiving— celebrating, all of us, God’s feast! Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising...

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Know When to End the Fast

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE: Numbers 7; Psalm 23; Acts 27 Acts 27:33-34 With dawn about to break, Paul called everyone together and proposed breakfast: “This is the fourteenth day we’ve gone without food. None of us has felt like eating! But I urge you to eat something now. You’ll need strength for the rescue ahead. You’re going to come out of this without even a scratch!” OBSERVATION Fasting is sometimes a response to the trauma around us, but it is always to...

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The Writing on the Ground

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE: Habbakuk 1-3; John 8 John 8:9-11 9-10Hearing that, they walked away, one after another, beginning with the oldest. The woman was left alone. Jesus stood up and spoke to her. “Woman, where are they? Does no one condemn you?” 11″No one, Master.” “Neither do I,” said Jesus. “Go on your way. From now on, don’t sin.” OBSERVATIONS: Mercy and justice walk hand in hand. Jesus knew the...

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Good News

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE: Is. 60-62; John 1 1-7 The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor,     heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives,     pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of his grace—  a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead...

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Are You Being a Jerk?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Listening Prayer, SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE:  1 Tim. 5-6; Tit. 1-3 Titus 3:8-11 I want you to put your foot down. Take a firm stand on these matters so that those who have put their trust in God will concentrate on the essentials that are good for everyone. Stay away from mindless, pointless quarreling over genealogies and fine print in the law code. That gets you nowhere. Warn a quarrelsome person once or twice, but then be done with him. It’s obvious that such a person...

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Vineyard Work

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in SOAP Journal | 0 comments

SCRIPTURE: Matt. 20-22 Matthew 21:28-32 28“Tell me what you think of this story: A man had two sons. He went up to the first and said, ‘Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard.’ 29“The son answered, ‘I don’t want to.’ Later on he thought better of it and went. 30“The father gave the same command to the second son. He answered, ‘Sure, glad to.’ But he never went....

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