SOAP Daily Devotional

A devotional to prepare you for next weekend's sermon:

December  2018

Week 1: O.T. Prophecy of the Coming Messiah

Day 1: Born of a virgin – Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:31-35 

           A prophet like Moses – Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Matthew 21:46, Luke 24:19,  John 1:21, 25, 6:14, 7:40, Acts 3:22, 7:37

Day 2: Called out of Egypt – Hosea 11:1, Matthew 2:13-15

            Called God’s Son – Psalm 2:1-2, Luke 3:22, Acts 4:25-28, 13:33, Hebrews 1:5, 5:5

Day 3: The star coming out of Jacob – Numbers 24:17, Matthew 2:2, Revelation 22:16

           Born in Bethlehem – Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1-6, John 7:40-43

Day 4: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 1:32-33, Romans 9:5     

           Seed of a woman – Genesis 3:15, Galatians 4:4

Day 5: A great light – Isaiah 9:1-2, Matthew 4:13-16

            Performs signs of healing – Isaiah 35:5-6, Luke 7:20-23

Day 6: Has an eternal kingdom - 2 Samuel 7:12-13, Matthew 1:1

            Stone that causes people to stumble – Isaiah 8:14, 1 Peter 2:7-8

Day 7: Ministry begins in Galilee – Isaiah 9:1-2, Matthew 4:12-17

            The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon Me – Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18

 

Week 2: Christ’s Love

Day 1: The reason Jesus came to earth – John 3:16-21

Day 2: Genuine love – 1 John 4:7-21

Day 3: Jesus’ love extends to notorious sinners – Luke 19:1-10

Day 4: Jesus’ love extends to the outcasts – John 4:7-34

Day 5: Instead of condemning the guilty, Jesus loves and forgives – John 8:1-11

Day 6: Jesus asks us to love Him like He loves us – Matthew 19:16-24

Day 7: We will never fathom the cost of Jesus’ love for us – Philippians 2:5-11, Ephesians 3:14-19

 

Week 3: Christ brings Joy

Day 1: Good news! The King is coming! – Isaiah 40:9-11, 52:7-10

Day 2: Joy to the world the Lord has come! – Luke 2:1-20

Day 3: The promise of joy is given to those who abide in the Vine – John 15:1-11

Day 4: Joy is promised to overcomers – John 16:19-24

Day 5: What joy for those whose sins are forgiven – Romans 4:1-8

Day 6: What joy for those whose sins are forgiven – Psalm 32:1-11

Day 7: What Joy for the nation whose God is the Lord – Psalm 33:1-22

 

Week 4: Christ brings Peace

Day 1: Jesus is the Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 11:1-9

Day 2: Jesus is the Prince of Peace – Romans 5:1-10

Day 3: His peace that passes all understanding is promised to believers – Philippians 4:4-9

Day 4: Jesus promises peace of mind and heart to those who love and obey Him – John 14:21-27

Day 5: There is no condemnation but peace to those who are in Christ Jesus – Romans 8:1-9

Day 6: The Lord will keep in perfect peace all who trust in Him – Isaiah 26: 3-12

Day 7: The omnipotent Father grants strength and peace to His people – Psalm 29:1-11

 

Week 5: The Importance of Rest

Day 1: We also should value our rest times and honour Him – Psalm 150:1-6

Day 2: Jesus promises rest to those who come to Him that are weary and burdened – Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 23:1-6

Day 3: The instruction of the Lord revives our souls – Psalm 19: 7-14

Day 4: God patiently longs to provide rest to the lost – Isaiah 30:15-21

Day 5: We are often refreshed by the encouragement of other believers. – Romans 15:32, 2 Corinthians 7:13, 1 Corinthians 16:18, 2 Timothy 1:16, Proverbs 25:13, 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10, Philemon 1:7, 20

Day 6: Make every effort to enter the rest that the Lord has promised – Hebrews 4:1-11

Day 7: Reflect on the goodness of God – Psalm 145: 1-21

 

 

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