Author Archives: Larry Soape

About Larry Soape

Associate Pastor, Education, Adults & Missions

The Work of the Spirit

Re:Verse reading–Luke 24:1-12, 33-49 (day four)  The angels spoke to the women at the tomb…”Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee,“  In verse 8 it says, “And they remembered His words.”  On the road to … Continue reading

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He is God

Re:Verse reading–Luke 23:1-27, 32-49 (day four) He was one of the primary players in our story…Pilate.  In his own mind, he was a man of importance and great authority.  As Rome’s representative, Pilate was responsible for maintaining order in Judea.  … Continue reading

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Caught By Surprise

Re: Verse reading–Luke 16:19-31 (day four)  One of the questions we would ask if we were doing an inductive study of this passage would be…”who was Jesus speaking to?”  Look back at verse 14…”Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of … Continue reading

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Clear Eyes

Re:Verse reading–Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 (day four) In Jesus’ parable, the older brother represented the Pharisees.  The younger brother represented the tax collectors, sinners and gentiles.  The Pharisees rejected those who were not ‘pure’ in their obedience to God (the father in … Continue reading

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By Faith

Re:Verse reading–Luke 7:36-50 (day four) Be careful what you think!  Jesus knew the thoughts and intentions of the Pharisee’s heart.  This religious leader, who held strictly to the letter of the Law, undoubtedly wanted to trick Jesus into saying or … Continue reading

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Good Treasure

Re:Verse reading—Luke 6:17-45 (day four) The crowds were growing…people were coming from, all over the region.  Jesus’ followers recognized His power and authority.  His disciples likely were pretty impressed with themselves.  Here was this popular, charismatic teacher with great popularity … Continue reading

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What’s Your Response?

Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day four) It is a principle taught in Scripture…Paul told us about it in Philippians.  “And my God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  (4:19)  Simon witnessed it … Continue reading

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Rejection

Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:14-30 (day four) V. 18 – Jesus reads from the scroll of Isaiah…in our Scriptures, it is Isaiah 61 and 58. This passage was written following the Babylonian exile. It was a passage recognized by the Jews as … Continue reading

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Spiritual Highs

Re:Verse passage – Luke 4:1-13 (day four) Jesus had just returned from His baptism.  A voice from heaven had proclaimed God’s pleasure with Him.  Now, as He returned from the Jordan, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Certainly, this … Continue reading

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Fruits in Keeping

Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20  (day four) V. 8 – “Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance,” No one wants to be called ‘judgmental’.  In today’s politically correct environment, that would be disaster.  Was John judging others?  He was teaching that the … Continue reading

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