Author Archives: Larry Soape

About Larry Soape

Associate Pastor, Education, Adults & Missions

Truth vs. Outcome

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day four) We see it so often today…leaders, or at least perceived leaders, promote their own agenda, regardless of the facts.  Facts have no bearing on their pre-conceived plan of action.  ‘Truth’ is what they decide is … Continue reading

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Refresh

Re: Verse reading–Acts 3:1-20  (day four) We call it a refresh button .  It brings the screen of our phone or computer up to date.  It replaces the old with the new.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a refresh … Continue reading

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The Work of the Holy Spirit

Re: Verse reading–Acts 2:1-41 (day four) God had placed the nation of Israel at the crossroads of the world.  At the Day of Pentecost, there were devout men from every nation under heaven present.  God had assembled His band of … Continue reading

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The Canon

Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14 (day four) As we begin our new study in Acts about the beginning of the early church, let’s put some things in perspective.  One of the biggest differences between today’s church and the early church was the lack … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Meek

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day four) “Jesus humbled himself by becoming obedient…”  He did not give up His power or His authority.  He submitted it all to the authority of God.  Jesus was willing to suffer and even die to fulfill … Continue reading

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Faith Without Works

Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day four) Can we claim a valid, saving faith if it does not result in works of mercy and ministry?  James says “no.”  James would not disagree with Paul or Jesus that we are saved by grace … Continue reading

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Gift of Life

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (day four) As I write this blog, it is Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  It is our 36th anniversary…also, our second granddaughter was born today.  Jordyn Nicole made her arrival just before noon.  It is amazing!  The … Continue reading

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Uneven Exchange

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day four) Verse 21 is the Heart of the Gospel!  “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” It was certainly … Continue reading

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A Healthy Church

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27-31 (day four)  One Spirit, many gifts.  Why has God given us all of these gifts?  Wisdom, knowledge, faith, healings, miracles, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation…God has placed all of these gifts in the body.  Are … Continue reading

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Judgment Day

Re:Verse Passage – Matthew 25:31-46 (day four) Scripture told us it would happen.  Jesus will return in all of His glory.  He was despised and rejected by men, but He will return as King and Judge.  Those that receive His … Continue reading

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