Archive for October 2019

Encourage Yourself

1 Samuel 30: 6  But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Being connected and committed to a life-giving Body of Christ is essential for ongoing maturity and strength.  Maintaining focus is a challenge, especially when we’re faced with a situation that we must deal with.  David found himself in such a situation as leader;…

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You’ve Got More

2 Chron. 32:7 “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” Saints…

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To Know Him

God knows you and I, but do we know Him?  What would be the most important thing to know about Him?  Paul responded to that query in writing to the Church in Philippi. Phil. 3:10   that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to…

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Renewed Wine Skins

Matt. 9:17 Nor do they put new  wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins (renewed) , and both are preserved. Jesus was the Master story teller, often employing metaphors and anecdotes the average person would understand…

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The Rest of the Story

A radio voice from the past, Paul Harvey, had a broadcast that would close with the phrase “And now you know the rest of the story”.  That phrase would close his “story” about an individual that we might have heard of but didn’t know some significant part of their “story”. Your story is still being…

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Known

Have you ever met a celebrity, someone that you could hardly believe you were there?  Perhaps you shook their hand, they may have chatted with you, it made an unforgettable memory that is cherished. It’s one thing to “know” a celebrity; it’s an entirely different thing to be “known” by a celebrity. Paul wrote to…

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Preparation Prayer for Services

Ex. 29:20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the…

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Faith Decisions

In making decisions by faith, in particular those that cut against the grain of natural reasoning, how are they made?  Is there a process by which they can be gauged? YES! Col. 3:15 TEV  The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make; for it is to this peace that…

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The Walk of Faith

Every saint of God will encounter an opportunity to either walk in faith or walk according to natural senses.  It is with those encounters our faith is strengthened and embolden for future opportunities to demonstrate God’s faithfulness. 2 Cor. 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. There those reading this that are facing…

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Passionate Prayer

James 5:16  Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. There is a tidal wave of prayer coming and now is in many regions of our nation and world.  It’s the kind of prayer James describes here as…

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