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April 16 – Who am I in Christ?

JESUS IS ALIVE! ALLELUIA!

We are beginning a new study on our identity in Christ (from alittlepeaceofhome.com). Our study uses the SOAP method of Bible study to seek an application for each reading (not sure what this is? Check out the What’s SOAP? tab). We have provided an example SOAP note below today’s reading. Join in this study by completing the daily readings and journaling using SOAP and you are welcome to use the Comments section at the bottom of our homepage to share or ask questions.

I am accepted.

Reading:

Romans 15:7 – Accept one another,┬áthen, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

SOAP Note

Just as I am | Marianne Toovey

Scripture

Romans 15:7

Observation

To accept each other means more than grudgingly putting up with each other. I am to welcome other believers, with all their flaws and sins, into my fellowship and treat them as family – just as Jesus accepted me, with all my flaws and sins, into his fellowship and family.

Application

I am accepted. I don’t have to prove myself to anyone. I don’t have to earn it. I don’t have to be perfect. I’m just accepted. Just like that! Just as I am! He covered my faults on the cross, saw the good in me, and chose to welcome me into his heart. So in the same way, and with the same purpose, surely I can do the same for others.

Prayer

God, I don’t always understand how or why You did it for me, but I’m so so thankful You could look past all my ugliness and see something beautiful instead. I’m so thankful You decided I was good enough to be part of Your family just as I am. Please transform my heart and attitude to match Yours, and to treat my fellow man with the same grace and acceptance You’ve shown me. Help me to be kind and welcoming. Thank You for showing me Your grace. I love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Discover One Thing main website has more resources on the SOAP method of Bible study. Click HERE to go to the website.