Truth Over Lies: Week 1, Day 2

SATAN HATES GOD & HIS PEOPLE Read: Acts 13:10; Revelation 12:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 SOAP: Revelation 12:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our…

“I Am Who You Say I Am”

Reflections on Week 3 of “In Jesus You Are …” – A Love God Greatly study about – ‘Understanding Your Identity in Christ’. In Jesus we are Adopted … Children of God … Chosen … Citizens of Heaven … Known by God 💜 We are who He says we are – no one can change…

Faithful Love: Week 5, Friday — A Heart Test

Read: Hosea 12:12-14; 2 Kings 7:7-9; Micah 6:16 and SOAP: Hosea 12:14 Hosea 12:12-14 New Living Translation Jacob fled to the land of Aram,    and there he earned a wife by tending sheep.13 Then by a prophet    the Lord brought Jacob’s descendants[out of Egypt;and by that prophet    they were protected.14 But the people of Israel    have bitterly provoked the Lord,so their Lord will now sentence…

Faithful Love: Week 5, Thursday Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

Hosea 12:9-12 NLT “But I am the Lord your God,    who rescued you from slavery in Egypt.And I will make you live in tents again,    as you do each year at the Festival of Shelters.10 I sent my prophets to warn you    with many visions and parables.” 11 But the people of Gilead are worthless    because of their idol worship.And in Gilgal, too,…

Faithful Love: Week 2 Preview

Faithful Love started off with a bang. If you weren’t familiar with the book of Hosea, you may have been surprised by God’s call on Hosea to marry Gomer, a prostitute, and to have children with her. You may have also found it surprising or even disheartening to read that he would no longer show mercy…

Behind the Scenes

So, I started a new Bible study this morning called “Faithful Love”, based on the book of Hosea in the Old Testament. I’ve read the book many times and studied it more than a few and it is one of my favorite books because of the beautiful picture it paints of God’s redeeming love. However,…

“Truly this man was God’s Son.” –Mark 15:39 When we face challenges and difficulties in life, we need comfort. When we are unsure where to turn, we need hope. When we face our mortality, we need a Savior. When we doubt our faith, we need assurance. Jesus is our comfort, our hope, our Savior, and…

Draw Near: Week 4, Tuesday — Open My Eyes

Today’s Scripture – Psalm 119:17-18; Luke 11:28 (SOAP: Psalm 119:17-18) Psalm 119:17-18  Be good to your servant,    that I may live and obey your word.18 Open my eyes to see    the wonderful truths in your instructions. Luke 11:28 Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” “In these…

Draw Near: Week 2, Wednesday What Do I See

Today’s Scripture – Psalm 19:4-6; John 1:14-18 (SOAP: John 1:14) John 1:14-18 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. 15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds,…

The Stepping Stone

This post is based on the study of Genesis 16:1-2 and Matthew 19:26 as a part of the Love God Greatly Study – Shame Breaker. This post and all other posts, based on their studies, are written prior to reading any devotionals associated with the study. It is my true story, heart and beliefs shared…

Shame Breaker, Week 1 Tuesday – God Removes Our Guilt

Today’s Scripture – Psalm 103:12-13 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 103:12-13) He has removed our sins as far from us    as the east is from the west.13 The Lord is like a father to his children,    tender and compassionate to those who fear him. If you would like to continue following this four-week study and other posts from the Nsideout sign-up below

With Sin Comes Shame

The Man and Woman Sin The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” 2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the…

We Depend on our God

Prayer is an amazing weapon of warfare for the Christian, whether we are on the actual battlefield or on our knees at home – or for that matter in a car or at the sink doing dishes. It has been said in some commentaries that this prayer may have been prompted by David’s battle against…

Bridge to Shame Breaker: Friday, Week 1

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 9 and 10 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 9:10) Psalm 9 For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune “Death of the Son.” I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;    I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.2 I will be filled with joy because of you.    I…

Bridge to Shame Breaker Thursday, Week 1

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 7-8 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 8:3-4) Psalm 7 A Psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush of the tribe of Benjamin. I come to you for protection, O Lord my God.    Save me from my persecutors—rescue me!2 If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion,    tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.3 O Lord my…

Everlasting Covenant – Week2 Tuesday – Christ Fulfills the Law

Question of the Day: What is the law’s purpose? Today’s Scritpure: Exodus 24:3-8; Matthew 5:17-20 (S.O.A.P. Matthew 5:17) Teaching about the Law Exodus 24:3-8 New Living Translation Then Moses went down to the people and repeated all the instructions and regulations the Lord had given him. All the people answered with one voice, “We will do everything…

Everlasting Covenant: An Unconditional Covenant

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 9:12-17 (S.O.A.P. Genesis 9:12-13) 12 Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. 13 I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. 14 When I send clouds…

Everlasting Covenant

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 9:1-11 (S.O.A.P. Genesis 9:11) God Confirms His Covenant Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth. 2 All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea…

Bridge to Everlasting Covenant Week 2, Friday

Question of the Day: According to verse 17, the law was given through Moses, but what was given through Jesus Christ? Today’s Scripture: John 1:14-18 (S.O.A.P. John 1:14) So the Word became human[a] and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.[b] And we have seen His glory, the glory of the…

Bridge to Everlasting Covenant Week 2, Thursday

Question of the Day: Who does the phrase, “own people,” refer to in verse 11? Today’s Scripture: John 1:6-13 (S.O.A.P. John 1: 10-11)  God sent a man, John the Baptist,[a] 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell…

Bridge to Everlasting Covenant Week 2, Wednesday

Question of the Day: Verse 4 says, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.” Who is “Him” referring to? Today’s Scripture: John 1:1-5 (S.O.A.P. John 1:4-5) Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word In the beginning the Word already existed.    The Word was with God,    and the Word was God.2 He existed in the beginning…

Malachi 4:2-3 … Leaping for Joy

The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, “The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed—roots, branches, and all. 2 “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will…

Bridge to Everlasting Covenant Week 2, Monday

Today’s Scripture: Malachi 4:1-3 (S.O.A.P. Malachi 4:2-3) The Coming Day of Judgment The LORD of Heaven’s Armies says, “The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed—roots, branches, and all. 2 “But for you who fear my name, the…

“For Such a Time As This”

God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble. 2 For this reason we do not fear when the earth shakes, and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea, 3 when its waves crash and foam, and the mountains shake before the surging sea. (Selah) 4 The river’s channels bring joy to the city of…

Bridge to Everlasting Covenant Week 1, Thursday

Question of the Day: How can God’s loyal love and faithfulness continually protect us? Scripture for Today: Psalm 40:11-17 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 40:11) Lord, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me.    Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me.12 For troubles surround me—    too many to count!My sins pile up so high    I can’t see my way out.They…

Psalm 40:11-17

O Lord, you do not withhold your compassion from me. May your loyal love and faithfulness continually protect me! 12 For innumerable dangers surround me. My sins overtake meso I am unable to see; they outnumber the hairs of my head so my strength fails me. 13 Please be willing, O Lord, to rescue me! O Lord, hurry and help me! 14 May…

Psalm 40 – The Rescue

I relied completely on the Lord, and he turned toward me and heard my cry for help. 2 He lifted me out of the watery pit, out of the slimy mud. He placed my feet on a rock and gave me secure footing. Psalm 40:1-2 God is good! I know I can completely rely on Him – because…

Bridge to Everlasting Covenant: Week 1, Tuesday

Today’s Encouragement: Let’s give thanks to His holy name for He is elevated high above all gods and He protects the lives of His faithful followers. Today’s Scripture: Psalm 97 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 97:9) The Lord reigns.Let the earth be happy.Let the many coastlands rejoice.2 Dark clouds surround him;equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.[b]3 Fire goes before…

Blessed Encouragement

For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation. Psalm 100:5 What blessed encouragement this verse is in these days and times we are living in. I just completed the Love God Greatly study of Hebrews, “Jesus Our Everything“, and I find myself both clinging to and…

Bridge to Everlasting Covenant Week 1, Monday

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 100 (SOAP: Psalm 100:5) A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.2     Worship the Lord with gladness;    come before him with joyful songs.3 Know that the Lord is God.    It is he who made us, and we are his[a];    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving    and his courts with praise;    give thanks to him…

A Love God Greatly Reading Plan

I hope you’ll join me Monday for the Bridge! Love God Greatly has made it easier to stay consistent in our daily Bible study habit with a 2-week reading plan and SOAP passages. If you haven’t tried SOAPing the Word yet this is a great way and time to learn. It’s easy and it’s a…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 6, Day 4

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 13:1-19 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 13:8)  Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.[a] 2 Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! 3 Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 6, Day 3

Question of the Day: According to Hebrews 12:14 why should we pursue peace and holiness? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 12:14-29 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 12:14-15) Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness,[a] for without it no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root…

Eyes Fixed on Jesus

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, 2 keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 6, Day 2

Question of the Day: Today’s passage mentions keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, what is something we can do or that you do to keep your eyes fixed on Him? According to verse 3 why are we to fix our eyes on Him? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-13 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 12:1-2) Therefore, since we are surrounded…

The Greatness of Your Faithfulness

Father, You are Good! The music of the morning has reminded me of Your great faithfulness – How Your mercies are new every morning and Your compassions never fail. For, as the lyrics boast, “there is no shadow of turning with you”. You do not change – You are the same yesterday, today, and forever!…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 6, Day 1

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-40 (S.O.A.P Hebrews 11:39-40) And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. 33 Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice,[a] gained what was promised,[b] shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched raging fire,[c] escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 6

Over the past 5 weeks we have read a lot about Jesus, faith, and endurance. In our everyday lives I bet we’ve all faced times where we called out to Jesus, where we’ve had to lean on our faith and perhaps where we’ve even struggled to endure. In this last week we will continue to…

Vision Check

By faith, when Moses was born, his parents hid him[a] for three months, because they saw the child was beautiful and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24 By faith, when he grew up, Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 5, Day 5

Question of the Day: According to verses 25 and 26, Moses was able to endure because his eyes were fixed on the reward. What was this reward? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 11:23-31 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 11:26-27) By faith, when Moses was born, his parents hid him[a] for three months, because they saw the child was beautiful and they…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 5, Day 4

Question of the Day: How did Abraham obey? What does verse 11 tell us was the secret to his faith? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 11:8-22 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 11:8) By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place he would later receive as an inheritance, and he went out without understanding where…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 5, Day 3

Question of the Day: According to Hebrews 11:1, what is Faith? What do you think this means? Today’s Scipture: Hebrews 11:1-7 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 11:1-2) People Commended for Their Faith Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. 2 For by it the people of old[a] received God’s commendation.[b] 3 By…

Jesus Our Everything

Question of the day: What does it mean to shrink back? What does it look like to not shrink back? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 10:26-39 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 10:36-39) For if we deliberately keep on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, no further sacrifice for sins is left for us,[a] 27 but only a certain fearful expectation…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 5, Day 1

Question of the Day: How can we spur one another on to love and good works? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 10:19-25 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 10:23-25) Drawing Near to God in Enduring Faith Therefore, brothers and sisters,[a] since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the fresh and living way that He inaugurated for…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 4, Day 5

Question of the Day: According to Romans 5:20, what happened where sin increased? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 10:1-18; (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 10:1-2; Romans 5:20-21) Concluding Exposition: Old and New Sacrifices Contrasted For the law possesses a shadow of the good things to come but not the reality itself, and is therefore completely unable, by the same sacrifices…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 4, Day 4

Question of the Day: I love Hebrew’s constant reminders that our “Hope is Secure” in Christ! What’s something you love about this study? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 9:15-28 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 9:27-28)  And so he is the mediator[a] of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised,[b] since he died[c] to…

A Perfected System

Old Rules about Worship Now the first covenant, in fact, had regulations for worship and its earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tent was prepared, the outer one, which contained the lampstand, the table, and the presentation of the loaves; this is called the Holy Place. 3 And after the second curtain there was a tent called the holy of holies. 4 It contained the…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 4, Day 3

Question of the Day: According to today’s LGG Devotional, how can Christ cleanse us from sin eternally? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-14 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 9:13-14) Christ’s Service in the Heavenly Sanctuary But now Christ has come[a] as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 4, Day 2

Question of the Day: According to 1 Corinthians 6:19 and 20, why should we glorify God with our bodies? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 9:1-10 and 1 Cor. 6:19-20 (S.O.A.P. 9:8-9; 6:19-20) The Arrangement and Ritual of the Earthly Sanctuary Now the first covenant,[a] in fact, had regulations for worship and its earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tent was prepared,…

The Better Covenant

For the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. 20 And since this was not done without a sworn affirmation—for the others have become priests without a sworn affirmation, 21 but Jesus did so with a sworn affirmation by the one who said to him, “The Lord…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 4, Day 1

Question of the Day: One of our SOAP passages today says that the new covenant isn’t based on the letter but on the Spirit? What’s the difference? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 8:7-13; 2 Cor. 3:4-6 (S.O.A.P. Heb. 8:7-8; 2 Cor. 3:5-6) For if that first covenant had been faultless, no one would have looked for a…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 3, Day 5

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 8:1-6: Colossians 1:15-20 (S.O.A.P Hebrews 8:6; Colossians. 1:17-18) The High Priest of a Better Covenant Now the main point of what we are saying is this:[a] We have such a high priest, one who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,[b] 2 a minister in the sanctuary and the…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 3, Day 4

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 7:11-28 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 7:25) Jesus and the Priesthood of Melchizedek So if perfection had in fact been possible through the Levitical priesthood—for on that basis[a] the people received the law—what further need would there have been for another priest to arise, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in Aaron’s…

A Different High Priest

Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the Son of God, and he remains a priest for all time. Hebrews 7:3 (NET) Father, you are good! And in your goodness, You have given me a Great High Priest. – One who is not…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 3, Day 3

Question of the Day: How is Jesus, our High Priest, unique from the Levitical priesthood? (see today’s devotional on the LGG app) Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 7:1-10 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 7:3) The Nature of Melchizedek’s Priesthood Now this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 3, Day 2

Question of the Day: What or Who is the anchor for our soul? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 6:13-20 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 6:19-20) God’s Promises Bring Hope For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying: 14 “I will certainly bless you,    and…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 3, Day 1

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 6:4-12 and Galatians 6:9 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 6:11-12 and Galatians 6:9) For it is impossible in the case of those who have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 tasted the good word of God and the miracles of the coming age, 6 and then have committed apostasy,[a] to renew them…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 3

Hey friends, are you ready for week 3 of our study? Here’s a peek at what we will be reading as well as our prayer focus for the week. Meanwhile, I’m committing each of you and this study to the Lord! I invite you to share some prayer requests and/or praises here today. They can…

The Meditation of My Heart

Father, You are good and in Your goodness You have given me much needed rest and I praise You. The enemy has been quick to target my mind with fiery darts of the past but Your Spirit has been faithful and quick to remind me to – take captive every thought to make it obedient…

A Way To Know You

Father, You are good and in Your goodness You have provided Your Word as a way for us to know You.💜 Your Word allows me to personally know Who You are, to know my sinfulness and need for a Savior; It makes a way for me to not only know The Savior but to trust…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 2, Day 5

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 5:11-6:3 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 6:1) The Need to Move on to Maturity On this topic we have much to say[a] and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish[b] in hearing. 12 For though you should in fact be teachers by this time,[c] you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God’s utterances.[d] You have…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 2, Day 4

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 5:1-10; Matthew 26:36-46 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 5:7-8; Matthew 26:39) For every high priest is taken from among the people[a] and appointed[b] to represent them before God,[c] to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He is able to deal compassionately with those who are ignorant and erring, since he also is subject to weakness, 3 and for this reason…

Jesus Our Everything: Week 2, day 3

Question of the Day: Why can we approach the Throne of Grace with confidence? Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 4:14-16 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 4:15-16) Jesus Our Compassionate High Priest Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15 For we do not…