Author Archives: Larry Soape

About Larry Soape

Associate Pastor, Education, Adults & Missions

Give Thanks

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day four)  “Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.  Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.  For great … Continue reading

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Bound

Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day four) V. 22 – “And now, behold, bound by the Spirit…” Paul was urged…constrained…compelled…pressed…to be obedient to the Spirit of God.  It seems that the more you are committed to obey God, the more certain God … Continue reading

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Our Sovereign God

Re:Verse reading–Acts 17:10-12, 16-34 (day four) The word is ‘sovereign’. God is sovereign over all. Look at verse 26…God made every nation and people, He determined their appointed times, and He even determined the boundaries of their nation. There are … Continue reading

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A House of Prayer

Re:Verse reading–Acts 16:11-34 (day four) One thing is different for Paul as he travels to the cities in Asia.  Traveling with Silas, they enter the city of Philippi in Macedonia.  On the Sabbath, rather than going to the Jewish synagogue, … Continue reading

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An Outward Sign

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day four) V. 8 – “And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us; When a covenant or promise is made, it is often accompanied by … Continue reading

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Filled With the Spirit

Re:Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day four) V. 52 – “And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.” One of the keynote messages of Acts is the gift and work of the Holy Spirit.  Over and over, … Continue reading

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Could This Be Our Epitaph?

Re:Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day four) They are words that would be an excellent epitaph…”And I remembered the word of the Lord.”  (V. 16) The Holy Spirit brought to Peter’s mind what Jesus had taught them.  Then, Peter applied that insight … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Re:Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-31 (day four) Many had come to know Jesus in the recent days…3,000 at Pentecost, 5,000 at Peter’s second sermon.  All of these and more were now disciples of Jesus. What was different about Saul?  God had … Continue reading

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Convenience vs. Obedience

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day four)  When we face difficult situations, often our first response is to pray and ask God to deliver us from the hardship.  When things are going really great, we often ask God to … Continue reading

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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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